Thirty Clergy Honored for ‘Lifetime Service’

IRVINE, CA (June 23, 2012) – The Evangelical Covenant Church honored clergy with “Lifetime Service Recognition” awards during the denomination’s 127th Annual Meeting today.

With so many ministers and missionaries continuing to serve rather than retiring from ministry, the Department of the Ordered Ministry decided to honor clergy when they reach age 65. Plaques were presented to clergy in attendance.

Clergy are honored at the conference level, but the department also gives recognition at the denominational level because many ministers retire from conferences in which they did not spend the majority of their ministry years.

Those honored include:

  • David Michael Anderson, Parkland, Florida
  • Daniel Floyd Anderson, Batavia, Illinois
  • Robert Victor Bergquist, Bedford, New Hampshire
  • John Douglas Bruce, Oakland, California
  • John Algeo Cassis, Debary, Florida
  • Jerry Ernest Daniels, Soldotna, Alaska
  • Daryl Lynn Darst, Lincoln, California
  • John Wallace Frye, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Nancy Ruth Gordon, San Dimas, California
  • David Allen Hicks, Aptos, California
  • David Carl Hillberg, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • David Norman Jobe, Renton, Washington
  • Robert LeRoy Johnson, Stromsburg, Nebraska
  • Cathleen Marie Johnson, Des Moines, Washington
  • Phillip James Ladd, Peoria, Illinois
  • Vicki Healy Marxen, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • Jeffrey Melvin Norman, Modesto, California
  • Richard Brian Nystrom, Urbandale, Iowa
  • Gregg Perry Oliver, Twisp, Washington
  • Douglas Edward Olson, University Place, Washington
  • Doreen La Von Olson, Chicago, Illinois
  • Byron Richard Parrish, Glendale, Arizona
  • Curtis Dean Peterson, Park Ridge, Illinois
  • Stephen Eric Pitts, Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Judy Lynn Swanberg, Plantation, Florida
  • Keith Lynn Tungseth, Seattle, Washington
  • Harry Alan Walles, Pendleton, Oregon
  • Paul Roger Warder, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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