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.

CENTRAL CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE BOARD

ELECTED MEMBERS

Cheryl A. Ek (second term ending 2021)
Elected Member
Home church: Covenant Church, Galesburg, IL

Dawn Jones (first term ending 2021)
Elected Member
Home church: Community Covenant, Calumet Park, IL

Deani C. Jordan (second term ending 2021)
Elected Member
Home church: Community Covenant, Calumet Park, IL

Rev. Steve Larson (first term ending 2022)
Elected Member
Home church: Libertyville Covenant, Libertyville, IL

Rev. Jorden J. Meyers (first term ending 2021)
Chair – Nominating Commission
Home church: Evangelical Covenant, Lafayette, IN

Kurt Tillman (first term ending 2022)
Elected Member
Home church: Glen Ellyn Covenant, Glen Ellyn, IL

APPOINTED MEMBERS

Rev. Amanda Olson
Appointed Member
Home church: Grace Evangelical Covenant, Chicago, IL

Laurie S. Schwalm
Appointed Member
Home church: First Covenant, Rockford, IL

Dianira Ulin
Appointed Member
Home church: Iglesia del Pacto Evangelico Belen, Chicago, IL

OFFICERS

Rebecca C. Nakamura (through 2021)
Chair
Home church: Christ Covenant, Villa Park, IL

Rev. Tomas Sanabria (first term ending 2021)
Vice Chair
Home church: Iglesia del Pacto Albany Park, Chicago, IL

Kenneth C. Oliver (second term ending 2022)
Treasurer
Home church: Edgebrook Covenant, Chicago, IL

Rev. Andrew Stonina (first term ending 2022)
Secretary
Home church: Bethlehem Covenant, Stephenson, MI

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Rev. Danny Martinez
Superintendent

Updated July 2020

CENTRAL CONFERENCE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

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…

CENTRAL CONFERENCE ANNUAL MEETING

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 2015 Amended Constitution and Bylaws