Olson Elected to Head CGE; Kersten Re-elected

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PORTLAND, OR (June 26, 2009) – Delegates to the 124th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church today elected David Olson to be the new executive minister of the Department of Church Growth and Evangelism (CGE).

Dave Kersten also was re-elected to another four-year term as executive minister of the Department of the Ordered Ministry.

Olson was nominated to fill the vacancy left when Gary Walter was elected president during last year’s Annual Meeting. Olson previously served as the department’s director of church planting. He will assume his duties September 1.

To read a previous online story on Olson’s nomination, click here.

Kersten has served since 2001. During his tenure, the department has developed the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program, among other initiatives.

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