Dr. Bret Welstead is a native Nebraskan who moved to Lincoln to attend the University of Nebraska in 1996. He began attending New Cov in 2000 with his girlfriend Tracie. Tracie and Bret were baptized at New Cov in 2000, married here in 2001, and today their family includes three kids: Cole, Jack and Lucy. Bret enjoys just about anything to do with music, and plays in a children’s music band called The String Beans. His favorite food is spicy, his favorite movie is probably part of the MCU, and his favorite book is whatever he just finished. As the Pastor of Worship & Creative Arts at New Cov since 2006, Bret encourages and equips musicians and other artists, and oversees the Sunday morning experience. He also helps manage church finances, social media presence and tech needs. In 2016 he earned his Doctor of Worship Studies degree.
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