The Covenant Ministerium

The Covenant Ministerium consists of all who hold ministerial credentials through the Evangelical Covenant Church. These people are ordained, licensed, commissioned, or consecrated as a minister or missionary. The Covenant Ministerium:

  1. Considers and acts upon the licensure, ordination, commissioning, consecration, and discipline of ministers and missionaries in accordance with the Rules for the Ordered Ministry and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Evangelical Covenant Church
  2. Seeks to raise the spiritual, ethical, and professional standards of the Ministerium
  3. Strengthens the bonds of Christian fellowship among the members of the Ministerium
  4. Renders help to members of the Ministerium in times of special physical, personal, or spiritual need
  5. Assists in the recruiting and selection of candidates for the Christian ministry and to work with North Park Theological Seminary in the matriculation of students


The Elements of Good Standing

To maintain good standing, a credentialed Covenant minister must do the following:

  1. Pay annual dues to the treasurer of the conference in which the minister serves. Status can be checked by contacting one’s conference ministerium treasurer. Military Chaplains should contact the Ministerium’s Executive Committee treasurer; missionaries should contact World Mission.
  2. Complete a current profile on CovConnect. The profile should be updated every 3 years in order to qualify as “current.”
  3. Complete the Vocational Growth Tool (VGT) each year. The VGT is found under the resources tab within CovConnect.
  4. Maintain regular healthy connections with ECC ministerial colleagues. This can be achieved in a number of creative ways from attendance at retreats and Midwinter to regular phone or Skype conversations.




Executive Board of the Ministerium

  • Rev. Taylor Burgoyne, President 
  • Rev. Dieula Previlon, Vice-President 
  • Rev. Laurie Cornell, Secretary 
  • Rev. Ruby Varghese, Vice-Secretary 
  • Rev. Eric Hedberg, Treasurer – confidential account accessed only by the Executive Board of the Ministerium.


Conference Chairs

  • Alaska Conference | Rick Millikin –
  • Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada | Tom Greentree –
  • Central Conference | Steve Peterson –
  • East Coast Conference | Dierdra Clark –
  • Great Lakes Conference | Ken White–
  • Midsouth Conference | Ted Law –
  • Midwest Conference | Julie Chamberlin –
  • Northwest Conference | Jeff Olson –
  • Pacific Northwest Conference | Carmen Bensink-Lewis –
  • Pacific Southwest Conference | Alma Zamudio –
  • Southeast Conference | Marc Putnam –

Lina Sánchez-Herrera

Chicago West Suburbs, Illinois

ECC Conference: Central
Gender: Female


Receiving New Directees: Yes
Directing Clergy: Yes
Client Genders: Both men and women
Skype or Facetime: Yes
Languages: English, Spanish
Retreat/Workshop Leader: Yes


C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park Theological Seminary


Pastors/Church Leadership, Missionaries, University Students, Discernment Process, Transitions, Multi-Ethnic Issues, Second Half of Life, Prayer, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Prior to moving to the USA, I was a professor at the National University of Colombia and served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Colombia for 16 years. Starting in 2001, I served as InterVarsity National Staff in the USA. I have a master’s degree in Christian Ministries, and I serve in Spiritual Direction to those who want to be fully present and available to God and receive His grace over them. My joy is to see professors and college students coming to know Jesus and being transformed into people that bring the good news of righteousness and justice to others.

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