Scot has been a pastor for over 30 years, and he still loves what he does! After growing up in California, attending Wheaton College in Illinois, he served Evangelical Covenant churches in Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts and Arizona. After serving for seventeen years in Tucson, Scot and his wife, Meagan, moved to Naperville in November of 2009. And although he loved that desert setting, he finds much to love about being back in the Chicago area.
Scot is a graduate of Wheaton College, Denver Seminary and North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. His wife, Meagan has always been a faithful ministry partner. After years of working as a writer, editor and marketing account manager, she currently serves as the Director of Women Ministries for the Evangelical Covenant Church. She still finds time to occasionally play drums in Naperville Covenant Church’s worship band.
Scot’s four children all graduated from high school in Tucson, but came to college in Chicago: Grady and Cooper to North Park University, Kelly to Wheaton College and Lucas to NIU. Grady, Cooper and his wife Jen, Lucas and his wife Anna all live in the Chicago area. Kelly, her husband Greg Johnston and their twin sons Parker and Silas live in Nebraska. Scot and Meagan treasure any time they get to spend with kids and grandkids!
Scot loves being outside. He is passionate about running. He’s run several Chicago marathons, raising money for RISE International, an organization that builds schools in rural Angola. He and Meagan love working in their yard, hanging out with their two dogs, listening to jazz and drinking black coffee with their kids. Someday he’s going to be a jazz pianist.
Diana Shiflett Pastor of Spiritual Formation Naperville Covenant Church:
In 1995 Diana graduated from North Park University with a major in Psychology and a minor in youth ministry. Diana has been a youth pastor since 1995. In 1997 she gained her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton Graduate School. Diana’s first ten years of ministry were in the Episcopal church she grew up in, in her home town Geneva IL. In 2005 Diana came back to the Covenant in full force, jumping into seminary. Diana became a Spiritual Director in 2009. Diana was then ordained into word in service in 2010.
In 2008 Diana had a full circle moment as she married the love of her life Rodney Shiflett and moved into the town her parents lived in when she was born, Romeoville IL. The two of them now reside in Romeoville IL with their two dogs Scooter and Ace. Since this time she has learned a lot about life and being married in ministry. Rodney also loves to preach and serve the Lord!
In 2011 her title changed to Pastor of Spiritual Formation to better describe the broader scope of ministry she has been doing in her church. Her passion is creating space where people can meet with God. Diana loves to meet with people in Spiritual Direction. Her heart is to watch people come alive as they serve their King Jesus Christ. Currently Diana is an adjunct professor at North Park University teaching Intro to Youth Ministry. She finds great hope in the next generation as they learn to love God and love others.
In December 2018, her book, Spiritual Practices in Community: Drawing Groups into the Heart of God, is being released by InterVarsity Press Publishing. Find it here
Diana loves people. She collects friends as her favorite hobby. She loves to relax by the pool and spend quality time in the Sun! Whether it’s swimming, walking the dog, biking, or jogging, she enjoys unplugging from things and relaxing.
Bucket list items: Get on the Today Show in New York, Go see Lady Liberty, and write a book about ministry.
Kayla Davenport began working at Naperville Covenant Church in August 2015. A graduate of North Park University, she earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Music in Worship accompanied by a minor in Spanish. While at North Park, Kayla received a Senior Service Award for her participation in multiple music ensembles including University Choir, University Orchestra, Gospel Touring Ensemble, Concert Band, Woodwind Quintet, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Worship Teams. In her free time, she started a folk/rock band with some classmates called My Great Elephant, where she got to explore the boundaries of her creative capacity in collaboration with some of her closest friends. Now, she and a friend started a wedding band, Carolina Park, to provide acoustic music for weddings. In addition to music in worship, Kayla has a heart for missions and has spent a few summers working in the community of Managua, Nicaragua and on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota alongside her husband, Andrew. In other free time, she and Andrew enjoy running, sports, eating ice cream, and playing with their Australian Shepherd, Lakota.