Join us for our Annual Spring Banquet, "A Grateful Gathering," on Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.  Celebrate with an evening of food, fellowship and fun held here on campus in our Patriot Hall.  Come dressed in business dress attire to enjoy live music, a catered meal, a brief presentation and more!

The evening promises to be a memorable treat with dinner by Behind the Bash, dessert by The Bake Shoppe, special music by Robbie Seay, Jordan Even and friends, door prizes and raffle items, and a presentation on “Partnership that Prospers” by Keith McCurdy, President and CEO of Total Life Counseling, Inc.

All proceeds from the evening benefit the Covenant Academy Annual Fund.

Thank you to this year's sponsors!



Our Banquet Menu

Dr. Pepper Braised Short Ribs
with Gruyere Polenta
and Grilled Market Vegetables

Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Lemon Bars
Brown Butter and Sea Salt Krispies
Plain Jane Cupcakes

About Our Caterers

Behind the Bash and The Bake Shoppe

Behind the Bash has set the standard for creative catering dedicated to the art of gracious entertaining. Since their beginning, they have searched for dynamic new cuisines, flavors and color combinations to enhance client events.  Every tabletop is a stage, and every occasion is an opportunity to present an unforgettable experience with food, styling and décor.

Melissa Newbould, owner of The Bake Shoppe and Cafe since 2009, has worked to put her personal stamp on the restaurant, whether it be through unique decor or decadent homemade desserts.  All of the food served at The Bake Shoppe is made fresh, from the bread used for sandwiches to the icing on top of the cupcakes. The cafe’s commitment to freshness stems from Newbould’s childhood when she would cook dinner for her family.  “Everything is homemade here, and I take a lot of pride in that.”

About Our Guest Speaker

Dr. Keith McCurdy has worked with families, children, parents and individuals for more than 25 years in the field of mental health logging more than 70,000 clinical hours of experience. He received his Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees from James Madison University. He is currently the President and CEO of Total Life Counseling, Inc. and is licensed in the state of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Keith provides counseling and consulting services as well as a variety of seminars and workshops. At the banquet this year, he will be presenting on, "Partnership that Prospers."  "Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper..." (Jer. 29:7 NIV) 

He also serves as the Chairman of the Board at Faith Christian School, a Christian Classical school in Roanoke, VA. Keith is a regular contributor to The Roanoke Star with articles on children, parenting, and marriage. His primary focus is helping others better understand how a Christian Worldview, not psychology, should be the primary influence in parenting and relationships today.

Keith is an avid outdoorsman and is actively involved with Boy Scouts of America and coaching high school basketball. He and his wife Lynnie have been married for 21 years and enjoy raising their two teenagers.

Covenant Academy is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization
with Tax ID of 1-30-0152850.