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The Head Covering Movement Team

Welcome to the Head Covering Movement team page. We’d love to introduce you to the men and women that run this site. If you’d like to join the team, visit this page.


Administrative Team

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Jeremy Gardiner | Founder

Jeremy is the founder of the Head Covering Movement and the author of Head Covering: A Forgotten Christian Practice for Modern Times. He is a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a student at Moody Bible Institute. He lives in Alberta, Canada with his wife and five young children. Jeremy is also the founder and operator of Gospel eBooks, a popular website that provides alerts for free and discounted Christian e-books.

To book Jeremy to speak at your church or event visit this page.

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David Phillips | Senior Editor

David is a Bible college graduate and has served in full-time Christian ministry for over a decade. He is the author of Covered Glory and Headcovering Throughout Christian History.

Rich Ernst

Rich Ernst | Editor

Rich is a physician, church musician, and father of three young boys working part-time on a Master’s in Biblical Studies through Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his family are preparing to move to Southeast Asia to provide mental health care and support services to missionary families from all over Asia. He occasionally tweets @RichardusGravis and writes at yethowrich.com.

Rachel Ernst

Rachel Ernst | Editor

Rachel is a wife and mom who loves raising three young boys (including twins!) while pursuing God’s other callings on her life. She takes classes through Reformed Theological Seminary when life allows and directs/teaches music classes for young children. She and her husband are preparing to serve in Southeast Asia by providing support services to other missionaries.

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Angelo Valle | Editor

Angelo is a husband, father to three young children, and pastor to a small rural congregation in Central Pennsylvania. He is a minister of Word and Sacrament in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and has committed himself to a lifetime pursuit of rigorous study in theology (he is presently obsessed with the writings of John Owen). In addition, he is a Th.M student at Westminster Theological Seminary, and has aspirations for further work at the Ph.D level in Systematic Theology

Jessica Roldan

Jessica Roldan | Testimony Coordinator

Jessica lives in Arizona, where she enjoys homeschooling her large family, organizing and decluttering her home, and cooking Mexican food along with her husband, Antonio. She has been wearing a head covering to church since November 2012 and feels that God is using it as a tool to help strengthen her understanding of biblical roles. Jessica shares more about biblical womanhood on her blog, The Heavenly Hearth.

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith | Sermon Coordinator

Josh is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Tuscumbia, AL and an MDiv student at Birmingham Theological Seminary. He lives in Muscle Shoals, AL with his wife Brooke and daughter Esther. He is an Iraq combat veteran with the US Army, having served seven and a half years.

Kelly McClure

Kelly McClure | Photographer

Kelly is a homeschooling mom of 5 who has been married to her best friend since 2003. She is a member of the Church of Christ, is active in her local homeschool community, and is passionate about encouraging others to use their gifts to serve. She has been wearing a head covering in worship since 2002.

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Debbie Florentine | Graphic Designer

Debbie is a wife, a homeschooling mom of three, and a member of a reformed baptist church in Central, VA. She is grateful for any opportunity to serve her church, and others, with the graphic design skills God has allowed her to develop over the past several years. She has been wearing a head covering in worship since 2015.

Branson Sanders

Branson Sanders | Covering the Web Coordinator

Branson is a student at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, pursuing a Master of Divinity degree. He and his family attend Prays Mill Baptist Church, in Douglasville, GA, where he is working on his mentorship.


Regular Contributors

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Christy Overlin

Christy, also known as “organizedMOM” on social media platforms, is passionate about Biblical womanhood and encouraging other women to walk out their faith daily. She is a homeschooling mom-of-many who loves to share her life and faith in hopes of reaching others for Christ. You can follow her on Instagram.

Carisa A.

Carisa A.

Carisa lives in Oklahoma with her husband and young son. She has served in the US Navy, and plans to homeschool her children in the future. She is passionate about equipping young women to be enthusiastic keepers of their home, and creates videos about biblical womanhood & motherhood on her YouTube channel.


Jeremy Gardiner (profile is above) is also a regular contributor.



Dennis L. Palmer

Jeremy, I am really glad that you started the “Head Covering Movement.” I am a Southern Baptist, but unable to find any congregation in my area in which woman consistently wear a head covering out of conviction. There are some messianic Jewish congregations, but some of the men wear hats. I have many questions. How important is it that a married couple be in agreement on this issue? Should one consider not marrying a woman who rejects the wearing of a hat while praying in the church? How can church planting take place when one introduces to people the principles of 1 Corinthians 11? Is this something that should be done immediately or sometime later as the church is more developed? How does one preach on 1 Corinthians 11 to a Southern Baptist congregation? Could that potentially split a congregation?
I know this is a lot of questions. I appreciate your boldness in this matter and your leadership.

Respectfully yours,

Dennis L. Palmer

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