Candidates Approved for Ordination, Commissioning

IRVINE, CA (June 23, 2012) – Delegates to the 127th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church today approved the following candidates for Ordination to Word and Sacrament, Ordination to Word and Service, and finalization of transfer of ordination, as well as commissioning.

Ordination to Word and Sacrament

  • Alvarado, Marcelo M., Iglesia Misionera Hispanoamericana in Pasadena, CA
  • Bantum, Gail S., Quest in Seattle, WA
  • Barson, Casey C., Great Exchange Covenant Church in Santa Clara, CA
  • Beetham, David O. R., Kalamazoo Covenant Church in Kalamazoo, MI
  • Bergstrom, Jonathan W., The Storehouse Covenant Church in Chicago, IL
  • Borin, Brian L., First Covenant Church in Portland, OR
  • Bowen, Thomas G., Jr., Pathway Covenant Church in Boise, ID
  • Bruns, Bruce A., Anchor Covenant Church in Lake Geneva, WI
  • Burdick, E. Kirsten, North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL
  • Carlson, Aune M., Covenant Offices in Chicago, IL
  • Carlson, Erik D., Dawson Covenant Church in Dawson, MN
  • Carlson, Pamela J., Mahtowa Covenant Church in Mahtowa, MN
  • Clark, Cheryll A., Guayaquil in Ecuador
  • Conrad, Richard E., NewSong Covenant Church in Beaumont, TX
  • Craig, Jill A., Prairie Hills Covenant Church in Sioux Falls, SD
  • Davis, Ethel L., Community Covenant Church in Calumet Park, IL
  • Fraser, Robert A., Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish, WA
  • Gilliard, Catherine, New Life Covenant Church in Atlanta, GA
  • Hormann, Noah C., Creekside Covenant Church in Redmond, WA
  • Howard, Betty, Key Largo Community Covenant in Key Largo, FL
  • Hudson, John M., Pilgrim Congregational Church in Green Bay, WI
  • Human, John P., Providence ElderPlace in Seattle, WA
  • Kahl, Jeffrey M., Saranac Community Church in Saranac, MI
  • Kardell, Todd M., Redeemer Covenant Church in Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Kim, Woong G., Worship Frontier Covenant Church in Bedford, MN
  • Kim, Youngki, Lakeview Covenant Church, Northbrook in IL
  • Kirchgestner, Mark W., Dolores Park Church in San Francisco, CA
  • Langer, Michael R., Glen Ellyn Evangelical Covenant Church in Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Lindberg, Denise B., Community Covenant Church in Santa Cruz, CA
  • Lindholm, Laurie Dawn, Community Covenant Church in Santa Cruz, CA
  • McCain, L. Michael, Salem Mission Covenant Church in Pennock, MN
  • McDermott, Erin M., Harbert Community Church in Harbert, MI
  • McGregor, Bruce, Freedom Covenant Church in Kansas City, MO
  • Merwin, Blake J., Harbor Covenant Church in Gig Harbor, WA
  • Morden, Glen E., Patterson Covenant Church in Patterson, CA
  • Morris, Peter J., Arbor Covenant Church in Madison, WI
  • Przybylski, Rebecca M., New Harvest Christian Church in Oregon, OH
  • Rahill, Alexander W., Life Covenant Church in Canton, MI
  • Rajaee, Geila, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Seattle, WA
  • Reed, Jordan P., Hope Center Covenant Church in Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Rose, John M., Rancho Vista Covenant Church in Chula Vista, CA
  • Satterberg, Gregory D., Lund Mission Covenant Church in Stockholm, WI
  • Scruggs, Joe B., III, Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK
  • Slater, Cary P., Covenant Church of Easton in Easton, CT
  • Studenski, Christopher T., Emmanuel Covenant Church in Roseville, MN
  • Swanson, Lon F., KICY in Nome, AK
  • Taloyo, Dawn B., Trinity Covenant Church in Salem, OR
  • Ulven, Jason P., U. S. Navy Chaplain
  • Von Stein, Nicholas J., Redeemer Covenant Church in Downey, CA
  • Wheeler, Daniel P., Evangelical Covenant Church in Fairmont, MN
  • Wright, Brian D., Colorado Ridge Covenant Church in Westminster, CO
  • Zahasky, Brian C., Libertyville Covenant Church in Libertyville, IL

Ordination to Word and Service

  • Bob, F. Carol, Carolinas Medical Center in Monroe, NC
  • Bodi, Dawn S., Evangelical Covenant Church in Lafayette, IN
  • Booker, Daniel K., Covenant Offices in Chicago, IL
  • Brown, Michael Dale, Christ Community Covenant Church in Arvada, CO
  • Martinez, Katherine Burns, Crossroads Covenant Church in Loveland, CO
  • Sandstrom, Julia Stein, Evangelical Covenant of Canada, Winnipeg, MB

Finalization of Transfer of Ordination

  • Arroyo, Edward J., Central Carolina Community Covenant in Asheboro, NC
  • Dally, Timothy H., Pasadena Covenant Church in Pasadena, CA
  • Heckard, Kristine O., The Valleys Evangelical Covenant Church in Halifax, PA
  • Law, Theodore B., Access Evangelical Covenant Church in Houston, TX
  • Parson, Troy D., U. S. Army Chaplain
  • Salyards, William J., Shepherd of the Hills Church in Shingle Springs, CA


  • Jacott, Kari M., Linwood Covenant Church in Wyoming, MN
  • Nightingale, Matthew W., Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK
  • Noble, Ramon W., Edmonton Institute for Women in Edmonton, AB




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