Staff

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Mark-S-2016Mark Stromberg, Superintendent
As Superintendent, Mark is constitutionally the “Pastor and Chief Executive Officer of the NWC and its mission.” Mark works in the areas of leadership development, strategic planning, conflict resolution, administrative and strategic staff oversight staff, and with churches in the pastoral search process. Email Mark

Jon KramkaJon Kramka, Director of Congregational Vitality
As Director of Congregational Vitality, Jon walks alongside our churches as they address issues of vitality and supports local churches in planting ministries in their communities. Email Jon

Mike Brown, Director of Church Planting
Mike’s primary responsibilities are finding, assessing, training and coaching new planting pastors, helping new churches develop well-conceived plans, providing resources for new plants, and helping our existing churches in their efforts to partner or parent new churches. Email Mike

Kara-Stromberg-WEBKara Stromberg, Director of Children & Family Ministry
Kara oversees training and support for conference children and family staff members and volunteers. She works with the Children & Family commission to develop resources and conference-wide events. Email Kara

Ginny-O-2016Ginny Olson, Director of Youth Ministry
Ginny oversees training and support for conference youth workers, as well as facilitates current and new conference-wide youth events. Email Ginny

Jeff Burton, Director of Pastoral Care & Development
Jeff contributes to the NWC priority of developing leaders by focusing on the personal and professional growth of our pastors and ministry staff. This includes encouraging healthy peer connections, being present for support and discernment during difficult times, and the collecting and developing of good resources. Email Jeff

Cheryl Theilen, Director of Administration
Cheryl manages the Conference office and performs administrative functions, provides staff support, does the bookkeeping, works with all those in the credentialing process, and coordinates conference events (ie, annual meeting, CHIC bus). Email Cheryl

Greg-Ellis-150x150Greg Ellis, Coordinator for CHET Northwest Conference
Greg is the Coordinator for CHET Northwest Conference. He manages CHET NWC’s pre-ministerial courses and workshops. He also works closely with CHET Headquarters in Los Angeles and serves on the CHET national board of directors. Email Greg in English o en español

Sandy-Norris-WEBSandy Norris, Director of Finance
Sandy provides financial support and consultation to the NWC, its related entities and the broader Church. This includes assisting new and existing churches with financial matters, providing financial oversight for NWC ministry, and interfacing with affiliated ministries and the ECC. Email Sandy

IMG_0040-150x150Bryan Malley, Director of Communications
Bryan produces content for and designs newsletters, e-mails, flyers, brochures, and other promotional materials. He is also responsible for managing the NWC website. Email Bryan

jessa-150x150Jessa Anderson, Administrative Coordinator
Jessa is the Administrative Coordinator for the Northwest Conference. She helps to manage administrative, logistic and communication needs at the Conference office and provides support for the different ministries of the NWC. Email Jessa