Candidates for Ordination, Commissioning Approved

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ESTES PARK, CO (June 30, 2011) – Delegates to the 126th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church today approved the following candidates for ordination to word and sacrament, specialized ministry, and finalization of transfer of ordination, as well as commissioning.


  • Applequist, Greg N., Bethany Covenant Church, Lyndhurst, OH
  • Braun, Matthew R., Portage Lake Covenant Bible Camp, Onekama, MI
  • Brown, Dorothy H., Hillcrest Covenant Church, Prairie Village, KS
  • Butcher, J. Kevin, Hope Community Church of Detroit, Detroit, MI
  • Calhoun, Austin J., The Evangelical Covenant Church of Cheboygan, Cheboygan, MI
  • Claybourne, T. Daniel., Evangelical Covenant Church, New Sweden, ME
  • Davis Jr., Curtis L., Mount Miguel Covenant Village, Spring Valley, CA
  • Davis, Janine N., The Bridge Covenant Church, Detroit, MI
  • Eltrich, Christopher R., Lettered Streets Covenant Church, Bellingham, WA
  • Flores, Guadalupe D., Iglesia Del Pacto Evangélico “Vida Plena,” Chicago, IL
  • Fossum, Christine M., Re-entering call process, Northwest Conference
  • Foster III, Robert F., Evangelical Covenant Church, Thief River Falls, MN
  • Gates, Andrew T., Bretton Woods Covenant Church, Lansing, MI
  • Goodale, William J., VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Haefner, Michael L., First Congregational Church, Greenville, MI
  • Hammersborg, Sarah R., First Covenant Church, Portland, OR
  • Hancock, J. Craig, Faith Covenant Church, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Hill, Joan R., Safety Harbor Covenant Church, Safety Harbor, FL
  • Ivanoff, Curtis P., regional director for the Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska
  • James, Maxie F., Kaiser Permanente Hospice and Palliative Care, Palo Alto, CA
  • Jones, Scott B., Hilltop Covenant Church, Cromwell, CT
  • Kamphausen, Larry E., Church of Jesus Christ, Reconciler, Chicago, IL
  • Kennedy, Matthew P., North Park Covenant Church, Chicago, IL
  • Larson, Daniel G., Evangelical Covenant Church of Norquay, SK
  • Larson, Steven P., Redeemer Covenant Church, Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Lavornia, Cheryl S., Christ Church Evangelical Covenant, East Greenwich, RI
  • Lindstrom, Calvin J., Mahtowa Covenant Church, Mahtowa, MN
  • Lowe, Jennifer A., Federated Covenant Church, Dowagiac, MI
  • Lowe II, Robert B., Federated Covenant Church, Dowagiac, MI
  • Matheny, Arthur T., Dundee Covenant Church, Dundee, OR
  • McCutchen, Brian A., Mission Springs Camp and Conference Center, Scotts Valley, CA
  • Murphy, Bryan K., South Bay Community Church, Fremont, CA
  • Muzzi, Joseph A., Crossroads Community Church, South Lyon, MI
  • Nelson, Christopher J., Oberlin Covenant Church, Oberlin, KS
  • Nelson, Sharon L., Oberlin Covenant Church, Oberlin, KS
  • Nelson-Welker, Tracy S., Life House Covenant Church, Longmont, CO
  • Radakovich, Beatrice B., Buffalo Covenant Church, Buffalo, NY
  • Scherer, Cheryl L., Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  • Sutton, Nathaniel A., Bethany Evangelical Covenant Church of North Miami, North Miami, FL
  • Washington, Michael K., New Community Covenant Church, Chicago, IL
  • Wright, Kevin T., First Covenant Church, Peoria, IL
  • Zerby, Jennifer A., Hillcrest Covenant Church, DeKalb, IL


  • Ago, Sarah J., Hillside Covenant Church, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Baker, Jared M., Antwerp International Protestant Church, Belgium
  • Jarvis Foss, Krisann, North Pacific Conference, Mercer Island, WA
  • Gapastione, Anthony J., Peninsula Covenant Church, Redwood City, CA
  • Garrett, Valeyo M., Key Kingdom Ministries Inc., Evergreen Park, IL
  • Thompson, Patricia E., The Journey Church, Wichita, KS
  • Waterman, Ann L., Anoka Covenant Church, Anoka, MN


  • Beatty, Phillip E., Trinity Covenant Church, Manchester, CT
  • Steel, Julie A., Mercer Island Covenant Church, Mercer Island, WA


  • Bryceson, Robert L., First Covenant Church, Spokane, WA
  • DeLong, Michael D., Evangelical Covenant Church of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • Johnson, G. Peyton, Lakeview Community Church, Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Lee, Promise Y., Relevant Word Ministries, Colorado Springs, CO
  • McMinimy, Paul W., All Nations Church, Luxembourg
  • Stewart Jr., James J., Journey Covenant Church, Redondo Beach, CA
  • Wall, Raymond W., Rosebud Community Church, Rosebud, Alberta
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One Response to “Candidates for Ordination, Commissioning Approved”

Special blessings to Jen Zerby on her ordination! She is a terrific preacher and pastor, and I appreciate and love her and wish her God’s special blessings.

Special blessings to Andrew Gates, my shirt-tail relative, too. Your grandmother would be so proud of you, and all of the people at First Covenant are, too.

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