ECC Leaders’ Official Statements on Ferguson

From the African American Denominational Leadership of the ECC

CHICAGO, IL (August 23, 2014) — We, the undersigned, acknowledge the deep pain and grief that accompanies the unfolding of events in Ferguson, Missouri, over these past two weeks. We are parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles of African American boys and men, who daily confront the harsh racial realities of a society unreconciled, which does not always affirm their human dignity or celebrate the value and worth of their lives. Continue Reading »

Engebretson New Covenant Kids Congo Project Leader


By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (March 13, 2014) — Donn Engebretson has been named the new project leader for Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision (CKC). Former short-term missionary to the African nation Christine Buettgen has been chosen to be the new liaison with World Vision’s Ledia Water Project. Continue Reading »

Paul Hawkinson Named Treasurer for the Covenant

CHICAGO, IL (March 12, 2014) — Paul Hawkinson has been named treasurer and executive director of finance for the Evangelical Covenant Church, it was announced today. Continue Reading »

Washington to Leave CKC Leadership Post

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 20, 2014) — Reesheda Washington, who has guided Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision (CKC) for nearly two years, has resigned her position as project leader to become executive director of Communities First Association. Her resignation is effective March 3. Continue Reading »

End of Fiscal Year Contributions Needed

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 30, 2014) – The Covenant’s fiscal year ends Friday, and congregations are asked to make sure their contributions to the denomination and regional conferences are up to date. Continue Reading »

Ciccone Named Leader of ECC Youth Ministry

CHICAGO, IL (January 27, 2014) – Tim Ciccone has been named the Covenant’s team leader for youth ministry it was announced at the denomination’s Youth Workers Convention here on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Paul Wilson Nominated to Be PSWC Superintendent

By Stan Friedman

CONCORD, CA (January 19, 2014) — Paul Wilson, pastor of First Covenant Church in Oakland, California, has been nominated to be the new Pacific Southwest Conference superintendent. Continue Reading »

Gonzalez Joins ECC Leadership Team

CHICAGO, IL (December 6, 2013) — President Gary Walter announced today that Rebecca Gonzalez has been called to the position of executive director of operations for the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), a new position consolidating previous functions as part of a reorganizational streamlining at Covenant Offices. Continue Reading »

Marti Burger Picked to Be Director of Covenant Events

CHICAGO, IL (December 5, 2013) — Marti Burger, who has served 14 years as leader of youth and family ministries for the denomination, has been named director of Covenant Events. Continue Reading »

Dean Lundgren to Retire in 2014

CHICAGO, IL (October 16, 2013) — Dean Lundgren, vice president of finance and director of pensions for the Covenant, announced today that he would retire after 22 years of service, effective July 31, 2014. Continue Reading »