Curt and Mary Ellen Simmons have an extensive history of working with broken families and at-risk children. From over four decades of ministry in the pastorate, youth pastorate and music/worship, to the last eight years as primary house parents, they offer maturity and experience to the wonderful team at Covenant Children’s Homes.
Curt, a licensed and ordained minister, is often heard to say, “What we try to bring to every child whom God brings our way is a demonstration of the unconditional love that our Heavenly Father has shown to us.” His humor and wisdom are a powerful combination, bringing guidance and smiles to the many children he’s loved on through the years.
Mary Ellen, more fondly known as Ms. Bunny, brings a powerful heart to the ministry here at Covenant Children’s Home with her own testimony of God’s grace, protection and healing. She spent much of her professional career as a marketing director, but she was committed to working with children and lead children’s programs in the church. When God called them to be house parents, Bunny realized how deep herpassion was to offer hope to these precious children. As she embraces each of them, she can hear and understand the brokenness each child comes from and offers hope and love as God uses her to demonstrate His unfailing love and faithfulness to them.
Curt and Bunny have six wonderful children and fourteen beautiful grandchildren spread across this country and in Australia.