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ECC’s AVA and Project Free Ministries Head in New Direction; Meagan Gillan Serves as Interim Leader until July

CHICAGO (April 10, 2019)—As part of the Evangelical Covenant Church’s continued commitment to come alongside women and men who seek to heal from abuse and trauma, the denomination announces a new direction for the Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) and Project Free, the Covenant’s renewed anti-sex trafficking effort. AVA will move from the Make…

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Paul Lessard Nominated as ECC’s Executive Minister of Start and Strengthen Churches

CHICAGO (March 22, 2019)—Paul Lessard has taught church history to college students, helped plant six churches across two countries and served as senior pastor at a Covenant church in Colorado. He now brings his love and passion for local churches to the entire Evangelical Covenant church denomination as its nominee for executive minister of Start…

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Paul Robinson Nominated as ECC’s Executive Minister of Love Mercy and Do Justice

CHICAGO (March 22, 2019)—When Paul Robinson envisions justice work, he sees opportunities to engage everywhere—cities, suburbs and rural areas—and in partnership with everyone—local churches, schools, governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. “I’m of the strong opinion that the work of Love Mercy and Do Justice is universal work,” says Robinson. “I really believe there are injustices…

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March 20: New Deadline to Apply for Director of Women’s Initiatives

CHICAGO, IL (March 14, 2019) – Applications for the Evangelical Covenant Church’s newly created position of director of women’s initiatives will be accepted through March 20. This position will be housed in the President’s office because of its high emphasis on advancing women in collaboration with all five mission priorities: Develop Leaders, Love Mercy Do…

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Deadline to Apply for ECC Discipleship Director: March 20

CHICAGO, IL (March 14, 2019) — The deadline to apply for the newly created position of director of discipleship in the Make and Deepen (MDD) mission priority is Wed., March 20. The position will oversee three areas: Develop a coaching system for churches to design their own intentional discipleship pathways. This leader will work with…

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Covenanters’ Books Named ‘Resources of the Year’

Two books by Covenant authors were named “Resources of the Year” by Outreach Magazine.

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Michele Harbeck Haley Named CFO for National Covenant Properties

CHICAGO, IL (February 20, 2019) – National Covenant Properties announces Michele Harbeck Haley as its new chief financial officer and vice president. Harbeck Haley has served as the Evangelical Covenant Church’s director of finance for the past 11 years and has 35 years of experience in finance and accounting. She also serves on the board of Paul…

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Expansion Planned for Covenant Village of Cromwell

CROMWELL, CT (February 14, 2019) – A $48 million expansion at Covenant Village of Cromwell (CVOC) will include 54 one- and two-bedroom apartments and a new Town Center. The Town Center will include three dining venues, an art studio, wellness center, and event center. So far, 87 percent of the new apartments have been sold. Groundbreaking…

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ECC Statement on the Resignation of Judy Peterson

CHICAGO, February 11, 2019 – Last week, Judy Peterson voluntarily resigned her credentials as a minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church to the organization’s Board of Ordered Ministry. The Evangelical Covenant Church, or ECC, respects Peterson’s decision and appreciates the deep impact she has made on the lives of students, alumni, faculty, congregants and peers. “I…

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