Church & Ministry


The Church and Ministry Division of the Southwest Association oversees ministerial standing, pastoral relations, professional standards, in-care students, the relationship of pastors to parishes and specialized ministry. One of its functions is to authorize pastoral ministry for the Association.

Church and Ministry Update – The Division on Church and Minsitry has adopted a new policy regarding ministers who request a transfer of their standing from another association into the SW Association. This is necessary when a congreation calls a new pastor from outside this area and the Division on Church and Ministry must grant him or her standing on behalf of the Association before that pastor can be formally installed as pastor. The significant change in the new policy is that the Assoication the person is coming from must forward any pertinent documents from the the minister’s file as well as a letter of transfer.

You can read the whole SWA Policy-for-Transferring-Standing-1

New Authorized Ministry Compensation Guidelines

Anti-racism Training Policy for Authorized Ministers
Here is the link to Rev. Thomson’s letter about the anti-racism policy.

 

Members of Church & Ministry Division
Breedlove, Lynn
Member
Term end 2019
lynnbreedlove@gmail.com

Brink, Geoff 
Member
Term end 2019
gebrink@wisc.edu

Carlson, Rev. Cathy
Member
Term end 2019
cacpaws@hotmail.com

Coleman, Dr. Fred
Member
Term end 2020
fcolman@facstaff.wisc.edu

Hodgkins, Kathy
Member
Term end 2019
kathran94@charter.net

Pugh, Dr. Tom -Registrar 
Term ends 2019
tdpugh@wisc.edu

Smith, Lance
mtpreach.59@gmail.com 
Term ends 2021

Thomley, Zanya – Chair
Term ends 2021
zayna.hart@gmail.com

Thomson, Rev. Joanne
Staff Liaison
jthomson@wcucc.org

Van Overbeke, Rev. Bonnie
Term end 2020
bonnievano@aol.com

Voight, Rev. Beth
Term end 2020
ecvoigt@gmail.com

 

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