McGrath Nominated to Lead Great Lakes Conference
CHICAGO, IL (March 9, 2012) – Garth McGrath, senior pastor of Monadnock Covenant Church in Keene, New Hampshire, has been nominated to serve as superintendent of the Great Lakes Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), it was announced today.
His nomination was approved by the ECC Executive Board earlier this week. If approved by delegates to the Great Lakes Conference annual meeting April 20-22, McGrath will be installed as superintendent during the ECC Annual Meeting June 21-24 in Irvine, California.
“Leadership, encouragement and teaching are all very important gifts for a superintendent to have,” said search committee chair Dan Wolter of McGrath’s selection. “Our search committee also sensed that Garth has a calm and humble presence and is an excellent communicator and listener. We believe he has the relational skills to connect well with our pastors and lay leaders, the desire to care for them and encourage them in their ministries, and the wisdom to help them in times of need or trial.
“We all prayed for clear guidance from the Lord, and that is exactly what we received,” added Wolter, who also serves as chair of the Great Lakes Conference executive board and is a member of Faith Covenant Church in Farmington Hills, Michigan. “We greatly appreciate all of the prayer support offered on our behalf throughout this process.”
Plans call for McGrath to assume his new responsibilities September 1 at the Great Lakes Conference offices in Canton, Michigan.
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