Pastor Don Draayer

Pastor Don Draayer

A journey from the Dallas, Texas, area led us to Winnipeg: a lot of miles (kilometers), different weather (especially in winter), and a different country. While the differences are significant, the church is Jesus’ community of believers wherever the people of God are busy doing the work of their Lord.
My wife, Joanne and I have lived and served in several different communities. From Newton, Iowa, to Bellflower, California, back to Iowa, this time to Sioux Center and 15 years as Campus Pastor at Dordt College (also softball coach during that time) to Dallas, Texas, and now Winnipeg. Joanne, in addition to being a faithful wife, has been a loving mother, a music educator, church musician and a realtor. Our five children and their spouses live in a variety of communities: two are in the Dallas area; one in Peoria, Illinois; another in Portland, Oregon; and one also here in Winnipeg. In addition, God has blessed us with fourteen grandchildren.
As lead pastor at Covenant, I welcome you to become a part of God’s work at Covenant. I invite you to come to know the Saviour, Jesus Christ, serve him with fellow believers in every area of life, and grow in your relationship with the creator of this world. We are here to share Christ until everyone fully reflects Him.


Trisha Booy, Worship Assistant

Trisha Booy

Trisha Booy has been the Worship Assistant at Covenant CRC since 2010. She enjoys being able to express her love for the arts as she works with volunteers of all ages to plan meaningful and creative worship each week. Trisha’s educational background is in classical music; for the last twenty years, she has been involved in studying, performing and teaching both piano and violin. She has won numerous piano competitions, has been a collaborative pianist for several soloists and groups, including the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and has performed at many notable festivals, including the New Music Festival and the Winnipeg Music Festival. In 2004, she graduated from Dordt College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Piano Pedagogy). And, in 2006, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Masters of Arts degree in Piano Performance under the instruction of Dr. David Moroz. Trisha, her husband, Evan, and their young daughter, Eliana, enjoy the fellowship that the Covenant community brings to their lives.

Monica DeRooy, Office Administrator

Helena Allan, Director of Youth


Church Office:
Telephone: 204 667.1116
653 Knowles Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R2G 2K3