Regional Conferences

The Evangelical Church is divided into Regional Conferences according to the geographic areas of the country. Each Regional Conference is operated under the supervision of a Conference Superintendent. The Regional Conferences provide opportunities for spiritual enrichment through sponsoring activities such as retreats, camp meetings, church planting, training institutes, and events of common interest. The training, credentialing and accountability of ministers is provided for by the Regional Conferences. At the present time, The Evangelical Church has four Regional Conferences.

 General Superintendent

Dr. Jay Forseth

Dr Jay Forseth is the General Superintendent of The Evangelical Church. His duties include coordinating ministries across the six regional conferences of the denomination and our eight global fields , providing counsel to pastors and leaders, and speaking at various conferences and retreats. He projects the forward vision of the church as he monitors ongoing and developing programs. 
Contact Information:
PO Box 1117
Clackamas, OR 97015

Eastern Conference

Conference Superintendent

Rev. Doug Gilmore

The Eastern Conference is dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to making Disciples throughout the State of Pennsylvania. Although we minister primarily in small communities, we are committed to looking for opportunities for service around the world.
Contact Information:
856-983-0506 (Office)
609-314-2452 (Cell)
99 East Main Street
Marlton, NJ 08053

North Central Conference

Conference Superintendent

Rev. Russ Couwenhoven

The North Central Conference includes churches in the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. The Conference Superintendent is Rev. Russ Couwenhoven.

The North Central Conference of the Evangelical Church exists to see lives transformed through faith in the life, death and resurrection of Christ and mobilized with His body (church) on His mission! It is a partnership of local churches seeking to steward the vision of The EC in a six state region by offering A.I.D.

  • Assisting partner churches in their endeavor to see transformed lives mobilized on the mission of Christ!
  • Investing in leaders who are equipped and empowered to serve and establish churches committed to transformation and mobilization!
  • Developing new ministries to intentionally engage the lost and see lives transformed and mobilized with the body of Christ on His mission!
Contact Information:
PO Box 490248
Blaine, MN 55449

Western Conference

Rev. Cory Engel


The Western Conference is composed of churches in the states of Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wyoming. The Conference Superintendent is Rev. Cory Engel and the Assistant Superintendent is Brent Nymeyer.

The vision of the Western Conference is to have faithful and fruitful churches and pastors.
Contact Information:
1001 36th Ave NE
Great Falls, MT  59404

Pacific Conference

Conference Superintendent

 DR. Brian Hotrum

Under the leadership of Superintendent Brian Hotrum, the Pacific Conference helps build healthy, local churches by offering support and resources to our fifty-three churches in Oregon and Washington as they reach their communities with the love of Jesus.
Contact Information:
11501 SE Sunnyside Rd., Suite 200
Clackamas, OR 97015