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.


Name Position Home Church
Sandra Messick
Regional Minister & President, Ex-Officio
Journey Christian Church/Lake City CC, Seattle, WA
Kara Markell
Lake Washington Christian Church, Kirkland
Richard Cunningham
Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle WA
Allen Shriver
Opportunity Christian Church, Spokane, WA
Rachel Crum
First Christian Church, Olympia, WA
Thomas Yates
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Longview, WA
John Richards
First Christian Church, Sumner
Adam Janes
Othello Christian Church, Othello, WA
Dixie Carringer
First Christian Church, Clarkston, WA
Connie Harwood
Englewood Christian Church, Yakima

Meeting Dates: 

To Be Announced

Documents & Forms: