Covenant Association
United Church of Christ
5945 Park Lake Road
E. Lansing, MI 48826
Tel. 517 - 332 - 3511



The Rev. Kari Nicewander (formerly a pastor of Edgewood UCC in East Lansing) and her family -- husband Joel DeJong and children Frankie and Johnny -- are about to go on an amazing adventure as mission co-workers in Zambia.  Kari will be working through the Presbyterian World Mission in a program called Community Health Evangelism (CHE).

zambiaThe Covenant Association is planning on being a partner in this mission by keeping in contact, offering prayers and contributing some financial support. Below is a video that Kari and Joel made during their first month in Zambia. Kari and Joel also have a blog:; please go to the blog to read all the updates on their mission work and their family life in Zambia.

Kari and Joel are open to doing youth-to-youth video exchanges,
worship aids, and other creative ways of being in contact; please be
in touch with Kari at with your questions,
ideas, or just to be in relationship!

To learn more about Kari and Joel, check out Kari and Joel's page on
the Presbyterian web site:
To know more about Community Health Evangelism go to:
To follow their blog, go to