Former North Park President Lloyd Ahlem Dies


TURLOCK, CA (September 29, 2013) – Lloyd H. Ahlem, the first layperson to serve as president of North Park University and a former director of Covenant Village of Turlock, died  this morning. Ahlem served North Park from 1970 to 1979, a period of significant growth in the college’s history. More information to come. Continue Reading »

Bayside Pastor Sherwood Carthen Dies

SACRAMENTO, CA (September 25, 2013) – Sherwood C. Carthen, founding pastor of Bayside of South Sacramento and chaplain for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, died at 2 p.m. today of a heart attack. He was 54. Continue Reading »

Longtime NY Pastor Eldon H. Johnson Dies

JAMESTOWN, NY (September 5, 2013) – Retired Covenant pastor Eldon H. Johnson, who served Zion Covenant Church here for 31 years, died Wednesday. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Continue Reading »

Karen Hearl, Champion for Women in Leadership, Passes Away

LINCOLN, CA (September 4, 2013) – Covenant minister Karen (Van Steenwyk) Hearl, wife of retired Covenant pastor Alan Hearl and a strong advocate of leadership training for women, died Monday following a long battle with cancer. She was 74. Continue Reading »

Marian Newton Service Scheduled

PORTLAND, OR (August 14, 2013) – Marian Adele (Kirk) Newton, wife of retired Covenant pastor Ed Newton, died August 7, less than a week after learning she had acute cancer. Continue Reading »

Pastor Jerome Engseth Dies

CORNUCOPIA, WI (August 9, 2013) – Retired Covenant pastor Jerome (Jerry) Engseth, 82, died Sunday. A memorial service was held Thursday at the Luther Manor Chapel. Continue Reading »

Carlson Memorial Service Will Be Webcast Live

CHICAGO, IL (August 7, 2013)—The memorial service for Richard Carlson, professor emeritus of North Park Theological Seminary and former pastor, will be live-streamed at Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Set for North Park Seminary’s Richard Carlson

CHICAGO, IL (July 29, 2013) – A memorial service for Richard Carlson, professor emeritus of ministry at North Park Theological Seminary and a former Covenant pastor, will be conducted on Sunday, August 11, at 2:30 p.m. in Anderson Chapel on the North Park University campus. Continue Reading »

Richard Carlson, Celebrated North Park Seminary Professor, Dies

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 27, 2013) – Richard Carlson, professor emeritus of ministry at North Park Theological Seminary and a former pastor, died early this morning after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Continue Reading »

Services Held for Marion Franklin

BOURBONNAIS, IL (July 18, 2013) – Marion V. (Peterson) Franklin, widow of Covenant pastor Theodore Franklin, died June 6. She was 92. Continue Reading »