Our Team

Shane Comellas 

Lead Pastor

Shane Comellas is the lead pastor of Covenant Life. He has a unique passion for motivating people towards lasting change and strives to inspire them with his unique brand of leadership. He ministers with a candid, fiery style that God has used to bring thousands to Christ across this nation and around the world. Pastor Shane served in the US Army, has a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Southeastern University and a Masters in Divinity and his Doctorate of Ministry from Duke Divinity School. Shane and his wife Jaimee have four daughters: Jaelyn, Avery, Olivia, and Adeline.

Steven Hoyle

Worship Pastor

Steven Hoyle is the worship pastor at Covenant Life Church. Steven has been in ministry for twenty two years. He is passionate about leading people into the presence of God. He has experience as a live and studio musician. If you are interested in joining the worship team, contact him.

Emily Shipman

Administrative Pastor

Jaimee Comellas

Kids Ministry Director

Jaimee Comellas is the CL Kid’s director. She has a BA in Elementary Education, a Minor in Bible and is a Nationally Board Certified Educator. Jaimee spent most of her formative years in the Dominican Republic with her missionary family, and has spent much of her adult life ministering to children. Jaimee is bilingual, mother to 4 amazing daughters and is a Gifted Education Specialist for Chapel Hill Schools.


Baranda Harris

City Groups Coordinator 

Baranda Harris is a Raleigh, NC native and a graduate of St. Augustine’s College with a BS in Business Administration and Accounting. Baranda retired in 2017 with 30 years as an Audit Manager and is the mother of one daughter, Jennifer. She came to Covenant Life by following her husband to his place of worship and is serving the church and community as our Reach/Benevolence Director.