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 congregation 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 Association 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

Bradshaw, Rev. Ruth
Term end 2021
rwagnerbradshaw@gmail.com

Breedlove, Lynn
Term end 2021
lynnbreedlove.wi@gmail.com

Brink, Geoff – Vice Chair
Term end 2021
gebrink03@gmail.com

Ceniceros, Rev. Lorraine
Staff Liaison
lceniceros@wcucc.org

Coleman, Dr. Fred
Term end 2022
fcolman@facstaff.wisc.edu

Hackman,Rev.Todd
Term end 2022
toddstjohns@tds.net

Hodgkins, Kathy
Term end 2021
kathran94@charter.net

Kolden, Rev. Laura
Term end 2021
ldkolden@gmail.com

Pleva, Rev. Rich
Term ends 2022
pastor.rich.pleva@gmail.com

Pugh, Dr. Tom- Registrar
Term end 2021
tdpugh@wis.edu

Thomley, Zanya – Chair
Term ends 2021
pastor@uccplatt.org

Tucker, Roberta
Term ends

Voight, Rev. Beth
Term end 2022
ecvoigt@gmail.com

 

 

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