Board of Directors
President of the Board
Jim Donohue is Pastor of Evangelism and oversees the college ministry at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA, where he has served for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, with a BS in Business Administration. Jim loves the outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with his wife Trish and their four children.
Vice President of the Board
Marty Machowski is the Executive Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA, where he has served for over 25 years. He is the author of over ten books for children and youth, including The Ology, a systematic theology for children; Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God; Dragon Seed, a novel for teens; and the Gospel Story Children’s Bible. He resides in the West Chester, PA area with his wife Lois and their six children.
Secretary of the Board
David Sharp is a pastor at Brandywine Grace Church in Downingtown, PA, where he lives with his wife, Andrea. Together they have three adult children and three granddaughters. Before entering pastoral ministry in 2003, David earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He has experience in a variety of financial and executive positions, including 17 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Chiji Akoma is Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Literatures and Chair of the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University. He obtained his MA in English at University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and his Ph.D. in English at State University of New York—Binghamton. Chiji and his wife Musoba reside in Pottstown with their three children.
Tim Ashford is a graduate of Harvard University and has an MA in TESOL. He is currently studying for his Masters in Information Security Engineering. Tim is an Information Security Analyst for Bridgewater Associates and resides in Westport, CT with his wife Susan and their four children.
Day Fogarty brings more than a decade of experience in non-profit fundraising to the Board of Covenant Mercies. Prior to her role with Covenant Mercies, Day served as a director of development for two non-profit organizations and was a major gifts officer at one of the largest think tanks in Washington D.C. Day, her husband Patrick, and their three daughters consider it a privilege to be a part of the Covenant Mercies family.
Doug Hayes is the Executive Director of Covenant Mercies. After graduating from Messiah College, Doug worked as a counselor and social worker for several years before joining the pastoral team of Covenant Fellowship Church (Glen Mills, PA) in 2001. The following year, he was commissioned by the church to establish Covenant Mercies as a separate non-profit organization. As Executive Director, he travels frequently to Africa and enjoys fostering relationships with our indigenous partners. Doug is passionate about music, gardening, and the ATP men’s tennis tour. He and his wife, Rachel, have three daughters and reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Kevin Michals is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the real-estate investment company Cross Properties, an angel investor, and an entrepreneur. His experience ranges from fundraising and acquisitions to structuring financing and tax credits. Kevin graduated with honors in Accounting from the University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana.