Howard K. Burgoyne
HOWARD K. BURGOYNE has served as Superintendent, East Coast Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church since 2006.
Howard has previously served as Senior Pastor of Newport Covenant Church, Bellevue, WA, Associate Pastor of First Covenant Church of St. Paul, MN and as Associate Pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Batavia, IL. While serving as a pastor, Howard has served as President of the North Pacific Conference Ministerial Association, as Chair of the Northwest Conference Leadership Development Board, and was elected to the ECC Board of Ordered Ministry. Howard is a graduate of Bryan College, ’82; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M.Div ’87; North Park Theological Seminary, ’86-’87, and was ordained to Word and Sacrament in the ECC in 1989.
While serving as Superintendent, Howard has served on the ECC Board of Pensions and Benefits, The Board of National Covenant Properties, the President’s Organizing for Mission (OFM) Task Force, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of North Park University. He also continues to serve on the boards of Ädelbrook, Inc. (formerly The Children’s Home of Cromwell), Pilgrim Pines Conference Center, and New England Seafarers Mission.
Howard and his wife, Ann, are members of Bethany Covenant Church, Berlin, CT. They have two grown children: Taylor (married to Rachel) and Terra. Howard enjoys reading, bicycling, cooking, music, and golf. EMAIL HOWARD
ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT & DIRECTOR OF CHURCH PLANTING
Jason serves as the Director of Church Planting and Associate Superintendent for the East Coast Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Along with recruiting, assessing, coaching, and resourcing a tremendously gifted and diverse family of church planters, he serves on the Covenant’s four-person National Church Planting Team, shaping the larger mission for the US and Canada.
A native New Englander, Jason grew up in Presque Isle, ME, attended college in Worcester and Quincy, MA at Eastern Nazarene College, and began his ministry career in 1992 in South Portland, ME. He received his M.Div. from Northeastern Seminary, and was ordained by the ECC at our 125th Annual Meeting, June 2010.
Two years in youth ministry revealed a deeper calling to church planting, especially with emerging generations. The intervening years have included serving in five church planting settings, three of which in the lead planting role, primarily amongst urban cultural creatives.
Jason is husband to Lisa, father of Jaron and Bryn, and live in Eastern Connecticut. EMAIL JASON
ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT & DIRECTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL VITALITY
Kreig Gammelgard began his work in the conference as the first Director of Church Vitality in 2012. He grew up in Oakland, CA and was actively involved in the First Covenant Church. He made a decision to follow Christ while attending Mission Springs Camp. Kreig has served in Covenant churches in California and Colorado as Youth Pastor, Executive Pastor, Church Planter, and Lead Pastor.
A graduate of Westmont College & California Polytechnic University and later Fuller & North Park Seminaries, Kreig uses his educational and pastoral experience to architect and align our coaching, training & support resources to cover the fruitful spectrum of church life with a strong focus on sustaining visionary leadership, pastoral excellence, Christian formation, evangelism and world mission alongside our current staff.
Kreig and his wife Sandy have three adult children: Amy, Trevor, and Karli. Although he has spent most of his life on the West Coast, he now enjoys exploring the East Coast and his new town of residence – Old Saybrook, Connecticut. EMAIL KREIG
Barbara Ann Ettinger
ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT & DIRECTOR OF DISCIPLING & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Rev. Ettinger most recently served in InterVarsity/USA’s Discipleship Initiative as the National Theological Formation Manager responsible for discipleship of ministry staff. Previously she served InterVarsity as College Ministry Planting Area Director in central Connecticut with translocal planting and leadership development responsibilities for multiple planting staff. Barbara has also served in parish ministry and in church planting, women’s ministry, and as a retreat and conference speaker. Currently Barbara serves her local church as the key leader for Adult Discipleship and as the church Vice Chair on the governing board at Trinity Covenant Church (Manchester, CT).
Barbara graduated from Ursinus College (B.A.), the University of Michigan (M.A.), and Bethel Seminary (M.A.T.S.). Previously credentialed with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Barbara was Ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church in 2013.
Barbara and her husband, Dr. Jeff Ettinger, live in Vernon, CT. The Ettingers have two adult sons, Daniel & Jonathan. EMAIL BARBARA
Sandra S.K. Lee
Sandi joined the East Coast Conference as Office Manager in 2015. She is a native New Yorker and New England transplant. A daughter and granddaughter to church planters, she grew up and came to faith in the Korean Evangelical Church.
A graduate of SUNY Binghamton, Teachers College Columbia University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Sandi has a passion for studying African, Asian and Latin American history, culture, diaspora, theology, and world mission. She has served in Youth Ministry, Adult Christian Education, Worship, Children’s Ministry, and as Special Needs Aide in churches in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
Sandi and her husband, James, have two young sons and live in the West Hartford area. EMAIL SANDI
Robin join the East Coast Conference as Finance Manager in 2012. She grew up in Northern California and came to faith in the Baptist church. Robin received her accounting degree from California State University, Sacramento.
She and her husband, Scott, arrived to the east coast by way of Las Vegas and Chicago. They have two grown children, and reside in Central Connecticut. EMAIL ROBIN