We don’t want anyone to do life alone! Here at Covenant we like to say we’re “doing life together.” We believe that we are “better together” because we each have the opportunity to learn and grow as we influence each other’s lives. Joining a group is a great next step to living life in community and building lasting friendships.

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." 

Acts 2:42



A Growth Group is a home fellowship made up of 4 - 12 people who meet weekly to share, study and support one another. A leader and host lead each group. An average meeting lasts for an hour and a half, followed by light refreshments.


Here at Covenant, Growth Groups are the hub of our ministry. They're the place where the ministry of the church takes place as we study God's Word, while supporting and sharing our lives with one another. We believe that meeting together on a regular basis is time well spent. Our goal each year is to have 80% of our adults involved on a weekly basis.


Growth Groups (G2) meet on various nights of the week in homes throughout The Dalles and beyond. Most evening groups meet 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  

Groups meet mid-September through mid-June



Here at Covenant, we've found that when we connect with one another around God's Word, our personal growth is inevitable. That's why Growth Groups are the hub of our ministry.  You'll find dedicated Growth Group Leaders who have made a commitment to create a safe and friendly environment so that you can connect with others and grow.  We've included a Frequently Asked Questions section or FAQ so you can get a better idea of what these groups are all about.  We'd love to help you connect with your new group!  So, whether you're looking for a new group to join for the first time or you're a returning veteran, sit back, look at our G2 information and know that God wants to work in your life by connecting you with others.  

If you'd like more information, please contact the church office: 541-298-5551 and ask for our Pastor of small groups Bobbi Clear. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have, or email her @ g2bobbiclear@gmail.com

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." 

Acts 2:42

Don't miss out! To find a group,  check out our list of G2 Leaders below.

  • nYNAlea rEW / Leader

    Women's Only Group

    Nynalea, along with her husband John moved to The Dalles in 2015 and began attending Covenant.  They have 10 children and 13 grandchildren.  They have been married for over 25 years and love to serve in the church.  Nyna loves decorating and spending time with friends and family.

  • Rosana Pinheiro / HOST

    Rosana is married to Pastor John.  They have 7 children and 18 grandchildren.  Rosana is a master seamstress and loves anything crafty.

    Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM

    3609 W. 8th Street

    The Dalles, OR



    STAGE IN LIFE - Married with Adult Children

    Pastor Brett has been on staff at CCC since 2003. Brett has a great sense of humor. He is an avid computer "techie" and a big fan of Diane. Brett & Diane have been married for over 27 years. They enjoy going on walks together, hiking, reading and swimming. They have three adult children. They both have a deep desire to see Christians pursue a deep personal relationship with Christ and to apply the Word to their daily life.

  • Mitch & Kris Riefel/ HOSTs

    STAGE IN LIFE - married with adult children

    Mitch is from Saginaw, MI and Kris is from Boise, ID.  They were married in March of 2017. They like to ride motorcycles and go four-wheeling in the mountains, find remote lakes and just hang out.  They love their church family at Covenant.  They are somewhat baby Christians, but love going to church, taking as many classes as possible and absorbing as much of the Word as they can.  Mitch is on the Church Building Committee and both are soon to be on the Greeting Team.

    Tuesdays @  6:30 PM

    950 Pomona Street   #198

    The Dalles, OR

    Group Full



    Parents of Adult Children

    Bob and Cris are a fun, warm couple.  They have a blended family of six kids.  Bob has recently retired from the U.S. Military.  They both enjoy their family and jogging.



    Marquita is the mother of a 24 year old son.  She is a leader at Celebrate Recovery and is part of the teaching team at Freedom Night.  Her hobbies include gardening, camping, hiking and spending time in the beauty God created in nature.


    Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM

    618 Wasco Dr.

    The Dalles, OR

    Group Full



    STAGE IN LIFE - Mom of Adult Children

    Julie has been a part of the Covenant family for several years and loves it! She has a blended family of six kids and enjoys being a mom. Julie is a delight to know and has a way of making you feel at ease. She enjoys reading in her spare time and her passion is to love the Lord with all her heart. She is looking forward to having you in her group and helping you do the same. 

  • Rollin & ROSEY ROSETTE / HOSTs

    STAGE IN LIFE - Married & Semi-Retired

    Rollin & Rosey have been a part of the Covenant family for 30+ years. You will love getting to know them. Rosie enjoys cooking, gardening, being active and having people in her home. Rollin is a successful business owner.

    Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM

    1415 Jordan St.

    The Dalles, OR


  • EDNA HAUGH / Leader

    STAGE IN LIFE - Single with Adult Children

    Edna is a joy and delight. She has a heart that wants to serve the Lord and share God's love with other people.  She has been a part of the Covenant family for several years.  One of her favorite hobbies is to garden.

  • Ed & Ella Hogan / hosts

    Stage in Life - Retired

    Ed & Ella have been involved with Covenant for several years.  Ed has recently retired from the Wasco County Courthouse. He is an usher and you will find Ella's ready smile in the foyer to greet everyone.  They are a delightful couple.

    Wednesdays@ 6:30 PM

    950 Pomona Street, #177

    The Dalles, OR

    Group Full



    Stage in Life/ Married with Kids

    Pastor John moved to The Dalles in 2010.  He is passionately married to Rosana.  They have seven children and eighteen grandchildren.  He attended Marin Bible College, studying a double major B.A. in Pastoral Arts and Biblical Counseling.  Retired 26 year veteran of the US Air Force.  Enraptured when talking to Rosana or just quietly walking with her.  Loves to see the Spirit of God switch the light on in a child's life.  Loves techie stuff, the outdoors and family.

  • Patty Wilson / HOST

    Stage in Life/ Mother & Grandmother

    Patty is the mother of two adult children and 5 grandchildren.  She has attended Covenant for over 40 years.  She is a prayer warrior and loves to see God's answered prayers for his people.

    Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM

    1521 Clark Street

    The Dalles, OR 97058


  • marriage class


    Topics Include:  How to have a lasting marriage; The key to renewing passion and intimacy, How to redeem your spouse, The secret of ultimate sexual fulfillment.

    Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM

    652 Sherman Drive

    The Dalles, OR

    Group Full




    Victor is the father of three girls with the youngest who is 19 living with him. He loves to share what God has done in his life and share God's love with others. He enjoys playing golf and Frisbee golf and spending time with his church family. He has been a member of Covenant since 2013.

    Mondays @ 6:30 AM

    Meet at Shari's Restaurant

    Contact Victor for more information @ 541-340-9871



    sEVEN pILLARS OF fREEDOM - The Battle Plan For Purity

    John moved to The Dalles from Nevada, has been married 24 years, is the father of 10 children and 13 grandchildren. He has been walking with God since 1991 and his desire is to see men come into their full potential. He loves riding his bike and rides several miles a day. He is a Green Bay Packer fan, but we won't hold that against him.

    MONDAYS @ 6:30 PM

    Multi-Purpose Room (upstairs)

    Contact John for more information @ 775-230-6103


  • Jake Harris / Bible Study Leader

    The Secrets of the Secret Place by Bob Sorge

    Learning how to become more intimate with God.

    Sundays @ 8:30 AM

    Multi-Pupose Room (upstairs

    Contact Jack for more information @ 541-965-0696


"And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near."

Hebrews 10:25