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Presidential Nominations

October 7, 2021 The Presidential Nominating Committee (PNC) had its second meeting (its first in-person) the weekend of Sept. 25-26. The committee spent some time getting to know one another and appreciating each member’s gifts, experience, and love for the Evangelical Covenant Church. We reviewed and affirmed the spiritual, communal discernment process that is guiding…

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President John Wenrich Prayerfully Withdraws from Reelection

Sept. 17, 2021 In a letter to the Presidential Nominating Committee and Covenant Executive Board, President John Wenrich announced that he has decided to purposefully withdraw from being considered for a second term as president of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He wrote: “Thank you for the honor and privilege of serving as your president during…

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Update from the Presidential Nominating Committee

September 15, 2021 Dear members of the Evangelical Covenant Church, The Constitution and Bylaws of the Evangelical Covenant Church have established a nomination process and a committee charged with recommending to the 136th Annual Meeting a nominee to serve a four-year term as president of the Evangelical Covenant Church. The Annual Meeting will be held…

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Curt Peterson to serve as Interim Executive Minister of Serve Globally

September 7, 2021 Dear Mission Friends, In these times of uncertainty and unrest in the world, our sovereign Lord promised in Deuteronomy 31:6 to be with us and never to leave or forsake us. We continually witness God’s faithfulness and this promise with each passing day. We are humbled to share that Curt Peterson has…

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Presidential Nominating Committee Selected

CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2021—The 136th Covenant Annual Meeting in June 2022 will include an election for the office of President, among other important matters. Presidential terms are four years. An incumbent may be nominated to serve again.   A 27-member Presidential Nominating Committee (PNC) has been identified according to the provisions of the Covenant Constitution and Bylaws, specifically bylaws section 7.9, which governs the nominating process. It identifies that members of the PNC shall…

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Al Tizon Resigns as Executive Minister of Serve Globally

On July 17, 2021, Al Tizon resigned as executive minister of Serve Globally, effective August 31, 2021. The Evangelical Covenant Church is grateful for all he has done to serve the Covenant both domestically and globally. Tizon has served as executive minister since 2015. “I am so grateful for Al’s outstanding contribution to the mission,”…

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