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Kalamazoo Christian Church
2208 Winchell Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 342-5852

Regional Commissions

Ministry – Robert Cornwall
       Oversight of the Order of Ministry

  • Standing
  • Ordination
  • Commissioning
  • Educating
  • Recruiting and supporting clergy
  • Training of pastoral relations committees
  • Workshops to clergy in polity & boundary training

Church Growth & Vitality – Maggie Mills

  • New church development
  • Nurturing the evangelistic emphasis of the Region
  • Health and vitality of congregations

Ecumenism – Jerry McAlister

  • Oversight of Love of Leadership
  • Oversight of S.T.E.M.
  • Continuing our relationship with the United Church of Christ

Personnel – Julie Drews

  • Work with Regional staff
  • Review personnel policy
  • Develop job descriptions
  • Annual appraisal of staff

Crystal – Tim & Jennifer Murtaugh

  • Oversight of program and site development
  • Recruit and training deans and counselors

Finance and Stewardship – Sarah Beth Simonds

  • Oversight of budget process
  • Management of invested funds


  • Aid the Region in addressing the issue of racism in the Body of Christ
  • Promote the continuing work in becoming an anti-racist Region