Regional Commissions

Ministry – Paul Elliott

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

The School for Ministry

Application for Candidates for Ministry

Church Growth & Vitality – Gwendolyn Pettway

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

Ecumenism – Vickie Wright

  • Oversight of Gospel in Action
  • Continuing our relationship with the United Church of Christ

Personnel – Lynn Hockenhull

  • 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 – Ron Osgood

  • Oversight of budget process
  • Management of invested funds