Youth Ministry Network Roles

The Youth Ministry Network exists to promote healthy youth ministry in the Evangelical Covenant Church by helping youth workers to be known, connected, and resourced.

Click here to download more information regarding the roles and responsibilities of YMN Facilitators and Leaders.

YMN Facilitators

These individuals have been recommended to our office as qualified candidates for this role because of their current level of involvement within their respective conference’s youth ministry as well as their availability and willingness to take on these additional responsibilities. Connect with your conference facilitator today!

Alaska | Byron Bruckner

byron.bruckner(at)covenantevents.org
Executive Director
Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK) & Covenant Bible Camp
Unalakleet, AK
(907) 624-5060

Great Lakes | Justin Saxton

justin.saxton(at)covenantevents.org
Youth pastor
Faith Covenant Church
Farmington Hills, MI
(248) 661-9191

Canada | Marcus Lantz

marc.lantz(at)covenantevents.org
Youth Pastor
Faith Covenant Church
Breton, AB
(780) 696-3669

Midwest | Mike Nunan

mike.nunan(at)covenantevents.org
Youth Pastor
Covenant Church
Fort Collins, CO
(970) 223-6507 Ex: 13

Central | Brian Zahasky

brian.zahasky(at)covenantevents.org
Associate Pastor
Libertyville Covenant Church
Libertyville, IL
(847) 372-2403

North Pacific | Erik Cave

erik.cave(at)covenantevents.org
Associate Pastor of Youth
First Covenant Church
Portland, OR
(503) 703-8090

East Coast | Phil Beatty

phil.beatty(at)covenantevents.org
Pastor of Student Ministries
Trinity Covenant Church
Manchester, CT
(860) 331-1957

Northwest | Ginny Olson

ginny(at)nwc-cov.org
Director of Youth Ministry
ECC Northwest Conference
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 721-4893

Pacific Southwest | Ben Kerns

ben.kerns(at)covenantevents.org
Pastor of Children and Students
Marin Covenant Church
San Rafael, CA
(415) 599-6179

YMN Leaders

These individuals have been recommended to our office as qualified candidates for this role because of their current level of involvement within their respective conference’s youth ministry as well as their availability and willingness to take on these additional responsibilities. Meet your conference leaders here!

Alaska

Contact Byron Bruckner

Canada

Contact Marc Lantz

Central

Jake Bradley | Diana Shiflett | Lars Stromberg

East Coast

Darren Catron | Kevin Kokx | Tim Ramgren

Great Lakes

Jay Baehr | Ben Zabel

Midsouth

Contact your conference office

Midwest

Deb Bonsall | Jim Eaton | Will Howell | Randy McNeal | Mark Peterson

North Pacific

Chad McDaniel | Sherrin Melcher | Bob Nass | Derik Otto | Jeff Palmberg | Nick Pringle | Matt Stein | Ruby Varghese

Northwest

Nathan Hillman | “JJ” Jeremiah Johnson | Josh Johnson | Chelsie Kimball | Kate Makosky | Jim Murphy | Chris Pappenfus | Ben Pease | Jamie Staples

Pacific Southwest

Erin Dougherty | Nick VonStein | Hefti Brunold | Jeremy Elseth | Matt Aalseth | Ty Frisch | Theo Wilson

Southeast

Contact your conference office

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