The Northwest District has combined the duties and responsibilities of the Ministerial Credentials and Ministerial Studies Boards to create the Board of Ministry (BOM). This board consists of 24 members elected to serve for a 4-year term and organized around 4 geographic regional centers (Moscow, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Yakima). Each region is charged with the responsibility of providing consistent oversight in both education and experience throughout the entire ministerial preparation journey.
The BOM meets twice a year (Late Oct/early Nov and Late Feb/early March) and then the regions meet together at least one other time (end of January). Each board member is also a coach to one or more MIT’s and so connects regularly with them outside of board/region meetings.
The work of the BOM is facilitated by the BOM Executive Committee, whose responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing the BOM, addressing special credentialing situations, and interviewing MIT’s seeking to clear a divorce barrier. Below is a listing of the Members of the Executive Committee and their responsibilities:
Mark Walker, Board Chair
firstname.lastname@example.org - (509) 926-1545.
Oversees work of the BOM, works with regional chairs, chairs all meetings of the entire board, reviews board structure in consultation with executive committee and brings recommended changes to the entire board.
Fred Fuentes, Secretary
email@example.com - (509) 783-8774
Communicates with pastors and new MIT’s and helps coordinate the efforts of the regional secretaries in partnership with the district office.
Ben Boeckel, Education Director
firstname.lastname@example.org - (208) 983-0552
Administers District Education program, including oversight of curriculum and recruitment of instructors.
TBD, Education Evaluator
email@example.com - (509) 466-0452
Maintains education records on all MIT’s, evaluates transcripts, communicates regularly to board and regions regarding progress of MIT’s education.
Dan Lewis, Mentor to Mentors
firstname.lastname@example.org - (509) 627-0759
Provides training and resourcing for the mentors on each region, encourages mentors in their role with MIT’s.
Sarah Friedrich, Discovery Point Director
email@example.com - (509) 945-5914
Coordinates Discovery Pointe weekends, communicates with MIT’s about Discovery Pointe weekends and recruits staff for the event, oversees the Assessment Team (made up of the leadership conducting the Discovery Pointe weekends).
Oversee the work of the region and chair all regional meetings.