Commission on Town & Country Ministries

The mission of the Commission on Town and Country Ministries is to assist town and country churches and clergy as they strive to be healthy missional congregations and leaders. The commission serves as liaison between rural churches, conference superintendents, and the Evangelical Covenant Church and encourages continuing education regarding rural ministry concerns.

The commission also offers, in conjunction with North Park Theological Seminary, financial assistance for summer internships in the town and country setting. These internships are made possible through the generosity of the Dusty Larson Fund. The commission meets two times a year (spring and fall) in locations to facilitate visits to town and country churches. Additional information and internship applications can be downloaded below.


  • Tim Shekleton, Member, NWC
  • Jason Ashley, Member, Canada
  • Jeana Rico, Member, PSW
  • Jesse Slimak, Member, GLC
  • Andrew Morrell, Member, Central
  • Mary Hendrickson, Liaison, East Coast
  • Paul Lessard, Advisor