The Covenant Ministerium

The Covenant Ministerium consists of all who hold ministerial credentials through the Evangelical Covenant Church. These people are ordained, licensed, commissioned, or consecrated as a minister or missionary. The Covenant Ministerium:

  1. Considers and acts upon the licensure, ordination, commissioning, consecration, and discipline of ministers and missionaries in accordance with the Rules for the Ordered Ministry and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Evangelical Covenant Church
  2. Seeks to raise the spiritual, ethical, and professional standards of the Ministerium
  3. Strengthens the bonds of Christian fellowship among the members of the Ministerium
  4. Renders help to members of the Ministerium in times of special physical, personal, or spiritual need
  5. Assists in the recruiting and selection of candidates for the Christian ministry and to work with North Park Theological Seminary in the matriculation of students

The Elements of Good Standing

To maintain good standing, a credentialed Covenant minister must do the following:

  1. Pay annual dues to the treasurer of the conference in which the minister serves. Status can be checked by contacting one’s conference ministerium treasurer. Military Chaplains should contact the Ministerium’s Executive Committee treasurer; missionaries should contact World Mission.
  2. Complete a current profile on CovConnect. The profile should be updated every 3 years in order to qualify as “current.”
  3. Complete the Vocational Growth Tool (VGT) each year. The VGT is found under the resources tab within CovConnect.
  4. Maintain regular healthy connections with ECC ministerial colleagues. This can be achieved in a number of creative ways from attendance at retreats and Midwinter to regular phone or Skype conversations.

Documents

Executive Board of the Ministerium

  • Timothy B Johnson, president – tbj(at)bcov.org
  • Tammy Hallam, vice president – tammy(at)paradisechurch.com
  • Dennis Carlson, secretary – dennis.carlson(at)4cc.org
  • Cheryll Lavornia, vice secretary – cheryll(at)christchurch.org
  • John E. Peterson, treasurer, jpeters(at)radiks.net

Conference Chairs

  • Central Conference | Eric Hillabrant – pastorerich(at)sbcglobal.net
  • East Coast Conference | Tim Olsen – pastor.covchurch(at)sbcglobal.net
  • Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska | Max Lopez-Cepero – maxlopezcepero(at)gmail.com
  • Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada | Steve Menshenfriend
  • Great Lakes Conference | Johnny Aho – johnnyaho(at)live.com
  • Midsouth Conference | Ed Lee – ed(at)mosaicpeople.org
  • Midwest Conference | Wes Gibson – wes(at)firstcovenantomaha.org
  • North Pacific Conference | T. Paul Burdick – paul(at)theburdicks.org
  • Northwest Conference | Robert DeYoung – bobdy7(at)gmail.com
  • Pacific Southwest Conference – Kurt Notehelfer – kurt(at)paradisechurch.com
  • Southeast Conference | Jesse Adams – pastor_jesse(at)gulftel.com