Howard Burgoyne, Superintendent
Howard Burgoyne has served as Conference Superintendent since 2006. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Howard grew up in the Evangelical Covenant Church and heard God’s call to ministry at the age of twelve. A graduate of Bryan College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with further studies at North Park Theological Seminary, he was ordained by the ECC in 1989. Howard has been married since 1984 to Ann (Pennewill). They have two children, a son, Taylor and a daughter, Terra. They live in Cromwell, CT. He has served as a Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor in churches in Tennessee, Rhode Island, Illinois, Minnesota and Washington. He is passionate about growing deep and real in Christ. His favorite theological interests center in the process of spiritual transformation, the maturing of leaders, and the life of the Trinity and human relationships. He enjoys physical fitness, nutrition, cooking, golf, and would love to have more time for playing the acoustic guitar. Email Howard.
Jason Condon, Associate Superintendent & Director of Church Planting
Jason Condon joined us August 2010 as Associate Superintendent & Director of Church Planting. A native New Englander, Jason grew up in Presque Isle, ME, attended college in Worcester and Quincy, MA, and began his ministry career in South Portland, ME. He received his M.Div. degree from Northeastern Seminary (2003), and a B.A. in Religion & Youth Ministry from Eastern Nazarene College (1992). He was ordained by the ECC at our 125th Annual Meeting, June 2010. Married to Lisa (Casler) in 1993, they have two children, Jaron (’98) and Bryn (’00), and live in Columbia, CT. Most recently, Jason served as one of the founding church planting pastors of Artisan Church, an Evangelical Covenant Church in Rochester, NY. Prior to that he pastored in a variety of settings: Youth & Young Adult Pastor, Church Planter, and Lead Pastor, including various roles in five different church plants. Since 2008, he has worked closely with the Evangelical Covenant Church with Church Planting Training, helping prepare other ECC church planters around the country. Jason has also been entrepreneurial in other areas beside church planting, from owning investment properties to launching a web-design business geared towards churches and church plants. He enjoys outdoor activities and traveling with his family, is a voracious reader and continual learner, and loves playing Ultimate (“Frisbee”) and volleyball when he can find the time. Email Jason.
Kreig Gammelgard, Associate Superintendent & Director of Congregational Vitality
Kreig Gammelgard is a native of Oakland, CA, where he grew under the ministry of First Covenant Church. He made a decision to follow Christ while attending Mission Springs Camp. A graduate of Westmont College & California Polytechnic University and later Fuller & North Park Seminaries; Kreig architects and aligns 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 along side our current staff. Kreig and his wife Sandy have three adult children: Amy, Trevor, and Karli; and he enjoys exploring the East Coast and his new town of residence – Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Email Kreig.
Sandi Lee, Office Manager
Bio here. Email Sandi.