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, and racial justice

Church Growth & Vitality – Gwendolyn Pettway

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

Ecumenism – Jerry McAlister

  • Oversight of Gospel in Action
  • Overseeing STEM continuing education future directions
  • Sponsoring Festivals of Faith
  • 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 – Timothy 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