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LaNea Winston

Youth Ministry Director

Our Youth Director, LaNea Winston, is a graduate of Old Dominion University, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Human Services and Counseling and her Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. She currently resides in Hampton, Virginia and serves as an Academic Coordinator for college athletics at Hampton University. From her position at Hampton, LaNea has opened the door to numerous opportunities for our youth.

Lanea assumed this position in February 2014. Under her leadership, the ministry has experienced tremendous spiritual and numerical growth. From The Futures Choir to our KIDZ Zone, Flame, and Fire, our youth bring an excitement for God that is infectious. LaNea's has assembled an outstanding team of assistants that are helping guide our youth to accomplish great things in our church, community and the world. They've recently adopted the Malawi Youth Project, where they are raising funds to provide desks for students and providing opportunities for Malawi girls to go to school along with their male counterparts.

LaNea has always had a heart for youth and began volunteering with children's ministries in her teens. Her desire is to equip our youth with a foundation built on God's Word and His love through faith for a promising future.

Since joining New Covenant in 2004, LaNea has been actively involved in ministry. Whether traveling to New Covenant from northern Virginia or Tidewater, she's never allowed distance to keep her from being actively involved in ministry. In addition to serving as Youth Director, she directs A.C.E. (Anointed Covenant Expressions) praise dance ministry. When she's not teaching or dancing, she can be found assisting in our Media Ministry, leading worship or singing in the choir.

LaNea's favorite scriptures are

Proverbs 3:5-6 (MSG), Psalm 150(MSG)  & Romans 12 (MSG)