The Pacific Northwest Conference Ministerial Association is all the active clergy, missionaries and retired ministers who are ordained, commissioned or hold ministerial license in The Evangelical Covenant Church, and who are serving and/or living within the geographic boundaries of the Pacific Northwest Conference. Currently, there are around 200 members in the Association. Said members pay annual dues which are divided between the Conference Association and the denominational Covenant Ministerium.
Continuing Education opportunities:
District clusters – [Click Here] to contact Lisa Eastman for more information
Annual Meeting – April 24, 2019 @ Harbor Covenant Covenant Church. [Click Here] for more information.
PacNWC Clergy Retreat – September 30 – October 2, 2019 @ Cascades Camp & Conference Center. [Click Here] for more information.
Dues: 2019 dues are $135 which can be paid by clicking the “Add to Cart” button (+ $4.34 processing fee). Please pay before April 24. [Click Here to Pay dues] You may also mail a check to:
Pacific Northwest Conference Ministerial Association
Treasurer PacNWC Ministerium
11349 20th Ave NE
What your dues pay for:
- $85 forwarded on to the denomination Covenant Ministerium *your inclusion with this association allows you to help strengthen and encourage pastors across the country and to claim clergy status on your federal taxes, to be eligible for Sustaining Pastoral Excellence grants, to request scholarships to Midwinter, or help in times of financial need.
- $10 Crisis fund
- $10 Pastoral Care
- $10 Spiritual Direction
- $10 Committee on Ministerial Standing
- $10 Admin & other expenses
Exempt from paying dues: Military chaplains, Retired/Inactive, Licensed Theological Student, and Non-Covenant credentialed ministers. If you would like to claim financial hardship, you must contact the President of the denomination’s Covenant Ministerium for an exemption. If you are Active – Not Serving you may also request an exemption.
Chair: Kurt Notehelfer – Faith Covenant Church, Sumner, WA
Vice Chair: Mark Hjelmervik – Creekside Covenant Church, Redmond, WA
Treasurer: David J Sim – Renew Covenant Church, Seattle, WA
Clusters Director: Lisa Eastman – Chaplain
Ministerial Association Resources:
Theological Tools for Addressing Human Sexuality – On March 16, 2016 Dr. Stephen Chester spoke at River Ridge Covenant Church. Click on a link below to download materials from this seminar.
[Click Here] to download the PowerPoint from Dr. Chester’s presentation
[Click Here] to download the bibliography from Dr. Chester’s presentation
[Click Here] to go to the national Covenant Ministerium web page.
Who Are We For? Everyone with ministry credentials or interested in a call to ministry
What Do We Do? Support, connect, resource, represent, & advocate for you as leaders
The Covenant Ministerium is made up of all the women and men who hold ministerial credentials through the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), whether ordained, licensed, commissioned, or consecrated as a Minister, Missionary, or Chaplain. The purpose of the Ministerium is to support, connect, speak into discipline and policy, and to raise/maintain standards common to our leadership and ministry work for our members.
Department of Ordered Ministry
[Click Here] to go to the ECC Vocational Ministry Web page
The Department of the Ordered Ministry exists to strengthen our community of vocational ministers through advocacy, endorsement, care, and formation.