Our Staff

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Derrick Gutierrez

Senior Pastor


Derrick Gutierrez joins Covenant as Senior Pastor effective July 1, 2023. He has been serving in pastoral ministry since 2015 as a bivocational pastor. He has served Terre Hill: St. Paul’s, Lancaster: Community, and Colemanville UMC. In 2022, he completed his M.Div. at Lancaster Theological Seminary, and he also holds an MS in IT from UMUC and a BA in Physics from Franklin and Marshall College. With 26 years of IT experience, he has a strong background in technology.

Derrick and his wife Jezerel have been together for 30 years and have four adult children and one grandchild. Before his pastoral role, he served in various lay ministries at New Creation UMC in Lancaster. Currently, he serves on the West District Committee on Church Building and Location, the Conference Board of Benefits, and Small Church Network.

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Sally Ott

Pastor of Visitation and Outreach

Office: 717-393-1561

Rev. Sally Wisner Ott comes to Covenant following 20 years of serving as Executive Director of LUMINA, a United Methodist mission of the Southwest District, UMC. She brings her organizational and relational skills to her current position as Pastor of Visitation and Outreach. Her primary responsibilities include hospital and home visitations, in conjunction with our Care Team, as well as providing spiritual guidance and other resourcing for the Committee on Missions and Church & Society. Sally was born and raised in Michigan, and came to Lancaster in 1993. She says, “I was wondering what new direction God had in mind for me in retirement. I knew it was not my style to be idle. This opportunity to serve God through Covenant came along at just the right time, convincing me that God has led me here.”

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Robin Ingram

Bell Choir Director


Robin’s passion is worshiping and praising God through music and she has been involved with various Covenant U.M. Music ministries since 1985. She is looking forward to making a joyful noise to the Lord with the sound of ringing handbells!

Nicole Migliore

Administrative Assistant


Nicole Migliore is a graduate of Millersville University where she studied Music. When she's not performing with her band, she loves to knit or crochet and go on long hikes. Nicole is excited to join the Covenant UMC team!