Specialized Ministry Areas

Read a little more about what’s going on with the other people who will be helping pull together CHIC 2015!

Let’s give them a round of applause!


Specialized Ministry Areas: All positions report to the Director of Youth Ministry

Spiritual Services:

The Spiritual Services team is responsible for the Prayer team at CHIC prior to, during and following the event. The team develops an E- newsletter to keep people informed on prayer needs during the ministry. The team communicates with the CHIC council, CHIC office and events office to learn about requests and needs of the team. The desire is to get as many people on site and off site praying for the work of the spirit. The team will communicate with Covenant churches, conference and retirement communities to recruit off site prayers. The team is responsible for prayer experiences on site from prayer room, to Labyrinth, and prayer experiences that help people connect with God, reflection rooms etc.

Early Adult/Staff Coordinator:  Aune Carlson

Early Adult/ Staff Coordinator exist to support the men and women who make CHIC happen through their gift of service during the event. CHIC would not exist if we did not have the hundreds of people who serve to implement CHIC. People serve in all areas of CHIC from set up, welcoming people, helping areas be staffed in Enrichment opportunities, Early Evening Options, Mainstage, security, health services to name just a few. This team gathers daily for check in a daily assignments.The goal is to have the Staff Volunteers and the Early Adults to have a meaningful connection with God and others before, during and following CHIC

Ethnic Engagement Connector: Kevin Farmer

The Ethnic Engagement Connector partners with our ethnic churches. Our goals as a team are be engaged in a continual conversation on how CHIC can better reflect the kingdom and serve our churches. The Ethnic Engagement Connector partners with the Council Council in IDI and debriefing of this inventory. The Ethnic Engagement Connector challenges us to take next steps for growth and development. the Ethnic Engagement Connector will partner with the Ethnic Associations to come to a cohesive plan for scholarships.

CHIC liaison Coordinator: Brian Zahasky

Each conference has a CHIC Liaison to coordinate the travel plans, marketing, and counselor staff approval. The CHIC Liaison Coordinator meets with the CHIC Liaisons to train them on the specifics of CHIC. The CHIC Liaison Coordinator is a resource to the CHIC Liaisons helping answer questions that arise from the Conferences or local churches. The CHIC Liasison Coordinator works closely with the LEADER EXPERIENCE team and COVENANT EVENTS OFFICE .

CHIC Bookstore:  TBD

The CHIC Bookstore team contract with CHIC to provide memory items for students and leaders to purchase. (logo apparel, etc) The team will set up and run the CHIC main store and 2-3 satellite sites. CHIC staff will be supplied to the team to help sell and possible set up for the store. The team will work with CHIC designer to create logo materials, order all materials, set up, sell and clean up the store. The goal of the store is to raise funds for the CHIC budget.

CHIC Excursions: Mary Kate Fretheim, Josh Danielson

The CHIC Excursion team plans the pre-chic adventures and excursions options with the goal of allowing youth workers to have a common fun and challenging experience for their students. The excursions happen daily following Base Camp time until dinner. The Excursions run Sunday – Thursday with the possibility of a debrief trip planned for Friday. The team works with companies to raising money for the CHIC budget. The team works with the events office to work on contracts and permission slips for each excursion with the goal of rolling all of the language into the registration material.

Human Resources: Bruce Baehr

The Human Resource team provides, counseling services, security and health services for CHIC students and staff. The team works to supplement the services offered by UT. The team works with the CHIC Council Executive team to determine next steps for students in disciplinary situations.

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