Committed to the nurture and oversight of clergy in the Northern Lights Region.

The clergy and lay people who volunteer their time in service of the Commission on Ministry in the Northern Lights Region commit to meet several times each year to conduct the business of creating and maintaining processes designed to ordain, license and then safeguard and care for the careers of ministers.

Among the many tasks the COM has before it at any meeting, they will:

  • Meet with seminary students who wish to come under care as they prepare to reach for ordination
  • Evaluate the credentials of ministers who are requesting standing with the Northern Lights Region
  • Meet with ministers and future ministers in process
  • Consider matters of alleged misconduct
  • Communicate progress with candidate

These are just some of their given tasks. If you would like information on becoming a Minister in the Northern Lights Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), please contact us.

Commission on Ministry Members

  • Dixie Carringer (At-large, Lay)
  • Robin Crabb (Tahoma, Lay)
  • Doug Collins (Tahoma, Clergy)
  • Connie Harwood (Columbia, Lay)
  • Adam Janes (Columbia, Clergy, Chairperson)
  • TBD (Big Sky, Clergy)
  • Diana Kostecki (Big Sky, Lay)
  • Paul Boling (Salish Sea, Clergy)
  • TBD (Salish Sea, Lay)
  • Stephen Underwood (At-large, Clergy)
  • Bill Robey, Interim Regional Minister

COM Resources



  • Clergy Standing Renewal For (PRINT)  -Print and mail a form to the Regional Office
    -Established clergypersons may complete this form online. Contact the Regional Office if you are an established clergyperson and need help logging in online.
  • Clergy Standing Transfer Form
    – For those transferring from within DOC Regions and those seeking recognition of ordination within other denominations.