Commission on Ministry

The clergy and lay people who volunteer their time in service of the Commission on Ministry in the Northwest Region commit to meet several times each year to conduct the business of creating and maintaining processes designed to ordain, license and then safeguard and care for the careers of ministers.

Among the many tasks the COM has before it at any meeting, they will:

  • Meet with Seminary Students who wish to come under care as they prepare to reach for ordination
  • Evaluate the credentials of ministers who are requesting standing with the Northwest Region
  • Meet with ministers and future ministers in process
  • Consider matters of alleged misconduct
  • Communicate progress with candidate

These are just some of their given tasks. If you would like information on becoming a Minister in the Northwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), please contact us.

Members: 

Name Position Home Church
Sandra Messick
Regional Minister & President, Ex-Officio
Lake City CC, Seattle, WA
David Carringer
Commission on Ministry Chairperson
First Christian Church Clarkston, WA
Richard Cunningham
Member
Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle WA
Kara Markell
Member
Lake Washington Christian Church, Kirkland
Julie Banks
Member
Rachel Crum
Member
Bill Erbe
Member
Jimmie Talley
Member
Thomas Yates
Member
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Longview, WA
Anna Gibbons
Member
NW United Protestant Church
John Richards
Member
First Christian Church, Sumner

Meeting Dates: 

To Be Announced

Documents & Forms: