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 – Contact Vicki Lund – vicki(at)bccmv.org
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
Annual Meeting – April 29, 2016 @ McMinnville Covenant Church. [Click Here] for more information.
PacNWC Pastor, Staff and Families Retreat – October 10-12, 2016 @ Cascades Camp & Conference Center. [Click Here] for more information.
Dues: 2016 dues are $135 which can be paid by clicking the “Add to Cart” button (+ $4.35 processing fee). Please pay before April 24. [Click Here to Pay 2016 dues] You may also mail a check to:
Pacific Northwest Conference Ministerial Association
c/o Bridge Covenant Church
PO Box 131
Salem OR 97308
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 – contact: Scott Bensink Lewis treasurernpcministerium(at)gmail.com
- $10 Pastoral Care – contact: Don Robinson don(at)pacnwc.org
- $10 Spiritual Direction – contact: Dawn Taloyo dawn(at)pacnwc.org
- $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: Sarah Hammersborg (First Covenant Church, Portland OR)
Vice Chair: Mark Carlson (McMinville Covanent Church, McMinville OR)
Treasurer: Scott Bensink Lewis (Bridge Covenant Church, Salem OR)
Secretary: Michael Thomas (Radiant Covenant Church, Seattle WA)
District Pastors: Vicki Lund (Bethany Covenant Church, Mount Vernon WA)
The Department of the Ordered Ministry exists to strengthen our community of vocational ministers through advocacy, endorsement, care, and formation. They can be reached at (773) 784-3000 or through ministry(at)covchurch.org. Learn more about the department’s services and opportunities at CovChurch.org.
Job openings | Log into CovConnect with your username and password
Credentialing | (773) 583-3211, (888) 871-3020 or midcovcon(at)qwestoffice.net
Covenant Orientation | (773) 442-6581 or orientation(at)covchurch.org
Pastoral care and support | (773) 442-6584 or terry.marks(at)covchurch.org
Sustaining Pastoral Excellence | (773) 442-6582 or spe(at)covchurch.org
The Covenant Pension Plan | (773) 907-3358 or randall.jordan(at)covchurch.org
Bethany Benefits health insurance plan | (800) 313-8955 or bethany(at)covchurch.org