Make and Deepen Disciples Executive Search Process Announced

CHICAGO, IL (February 9, 2015) — The Covenant Executive Board has announced the initiation of the search for a nominee to serve as the next executive minister for Make and Deepen Disciples (MDD), one of three executive minister searches underway as we prepare for this year’s Covenant Annual Meeting in June. The position is currently being filled on an interim basis by Evelyn Johnson. The role incorporates leadership over the previously separate ministry areas of Evangelism, Christian Formation, and Women Ministries.

An overview of the position can be found here.

To nominate someone or to express your own personal interest, please see the instructions and email nomination to by March 6, 2015.

Additional comments and perspective about the position may also be directed to the same email address. The committee is particularly interested in the question, “What is important to consider related to this position at this time?”

The board hopes to identify a nominee in the second quarter of 2015. The nominee will then be presented to the Covenant Annual Meeting for election in June. The position begins September 1, 2015.

Make and Deepen Disciples is one of the five mission priorities of the ECC, also including Start and Strengthen Churches, Serve Globally, Develop Leaders, and Love Mercy and Do Justice.

A subcommittee of the executive board will provide a recommended candidate to the full board for consideration. Subcommittee members are Jenell Pluim of Wetaskiwin, Alberta; John Stewart of Worthington, Minnesota; Michael Jordan of Kerman, California; committee chair Jeff Houston of McPherson, Kansas; Jonathan Ro of Naperville, Illinois; Carolyn Poterek of Seattle, Washington; Art Greco of San Rafael, California; Mary Cunningham of Ada, Michigan; Michael Wilson of Livermore, California; Stacey Heimkes of Gilbert, Arizona; as well as President Gary Walter, Dick Lucco, executive director of ministry development, and Rebecca Gonzalez, executive director of operations.


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