She is a graduate of the University of Redlands, holding a master’s degree in Management, from the School of Business. Upon graduation, Teresa was inducted into the Whitehead Leadership Society.
As a second generation pastor, Teresa follows in the footsteps of her father, the late Bishop Timothy L. Witcher, co-founder and former senior pastor of Christian Covenant Church. Inspired by her mother, Pastor Luella P. Witcher, Teresa has served in similar fashion throughout church ministry in a multitude of areas. Teresa has a passion for the leadership of God’s people and believes that equipping individuals to be fruitful citizens of God’s Kingdom is of utmost importance. In fact, it is not only the mission of Christian Covenant Church, it is also her life’s mission.
Teresa is married to the love of her life, Thomas E. Hyden, Jr., who is her partner in the ministry and the executive pastor of Christian Covenant Church. They have been married for over 30 years and worked together in music ministry, administration, and Christian education.
Teresa has a significant record of leadership success in public sector business, holding executive level leadership positions throughout her career, successfully managing hundreds of millions of dollars. God has granted her exceptional favor throughout her business career and she has used her knowledge and influence to benefit the Kingdom of God.
Teresa is an avid knowledge-seeker who loves to sing and relax with family and friends. She is committed to: God, first and foremost; her husband and her family; the church ministry and her church family; and to being a life-long learner.