The Central Conference Executive Board administers conference ministries on behalf of Central Conference churches. The duties and responsibilities of the Executive Board are described in the Constitution of the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Please pray and be mindful of the on-going search for future Executive Board members. Consider completing a Volunteer Leader Application and returning it to the Central Conference office. Download the application as a Word document or as a PDF.


Rev. Simon Guevara (first term ending 2025)
Home church: Hinsdale Covenant, Hinsdale, IL

Kenton Johnson (first term ending 2024)
Home church: Evangelical Covenant, Princeton, IL

Rev. Kristin Mueller (first term ending 2024)
Chair – Nominating Commission
Home church: Evangelical Covenant of Lafayette, IN

Rev. Amanda Olson (first term ending 2023)
Home church: Grace Evangelical Covenant, Chicago, IL

Karen Palmberg (first term ending 2025)
Home church: Batavia Covenant, Batavia, IL

Rev. Edgar Torres (first term ending 2024)
Home church: New Community Covenant Church, Chicago, IL

Dianira Ulin (first term ending 2023)
Home church: Iglesia del Pacto Evangélico Belén, Chicago, IL

Rev. David Washington (first term ending 2025)
Home church: Kingdom Covenant, Chicago, IL


Kurt Tillman (first term ending 2024)
Home church: Glen Ellyn Covenant, Glen Ellyn, IL

Rev. Tiana Coleman (first term ending 2024)
Vice Chair
Home church: Jesus People Covenant, Chicago, IL

Susan Kauffman (first term ending 2025)
Home church: Hillcrest Covenant, DeKalb, IL

Alicia Sturdy (first term ending 2023)
Home church: United Evangelical Covenant, Gladstone, MI


Rev. Dr. Danny Martinez

Updated February 2023


The boards and commissions of the Central Conference administer specific areas of ministry for the benefit of member churches. Volunteers are appointed or elected to direct each group’s work, in conjunction with conference staff support. Learn more…


A convention of delegates, known as the Annual Meeting of the Central Conference, shall be the highest constituted authority in the Central Conference. There shall be one regular session of the Annual Meeting of the Central Conference each year. As the highest deliberative and decision-making body of the Central Conference, the Annual Meeting of the Central Conference shall recommend to the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) the admission of congregations to membership in the ECC and the Central Conference, elect or call persons to leadership positions, approve the budget of the Central Conference, receive and approve reports, and make other decisions necessary to the mutual work of the ECC, the Central Conference, and affiliated institutions.

Download the 2022 Amended Constitution and Bylaws