113th Annual General Meeting
May 4-7, 2017  |  Chestermere, AB

"He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing." Eph. 2:10 The Message


Best Western Plus Chestermere
200 Marina Drive  |  (587) 349-7444  |  Website

  • Approx. 10 min drive from Camp Chestermere.
  • Offers complimentary continental breakfast.
  • 2 Queen Beds - 30 rooms booked at $102.49/night
    1 King Bed with Walk-In Shower - 20 rooms booked at $102.49/night

Please make your own reservations. Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel and asking for a room from the group reservation ECCC or #1034. Rooms must be booked by April 13, 2017 to secure this pricing. 

Camp Chestermere
1041 East Lakeview Road  |  Website

Accommodations are available at Camp Chestermere (conference location) for a reasonable price of $30 per person/per night. Breakfast will be provided. The following accommodation options are available:

  • Triplexes
    3 rooms in each Triplex. Each room sleeps 10. 
    Small living room and two bathrooms, with two showers in each bathroom.
  • Brown Cabins
    Sleeps 10 and has one washroom (no shower). Wash house is close by the cabins and has 8 showers.  

If you are interested in staying at the camp, please select that option on your registration. We will contact you to confirm your accommodations and send you any further details. We will only assign one family unit per cabin/room, unless otherwise requested. Payment will be collected at registration.

Seminar Information

  • Building High Trust Cultures, an overview, getting started. 
    with Mark Novak

Mark Novak before assuming the duties of Executive Minister for Develop Leaders for the Evangelical Covenant Church in August 2012 served as Superintendent of the Pacific Northwest Conference, a position he held since January of 1999. Born and raised in Washington, he received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Seattle Pacific University where he rowed crew; a Master of Divinity degree from North Park Theological Seminary and was ordained in the ECC in 1980. He has served churches in Washington, California and Oregon as a youth pastor, church planter and revitalization pastor. He and his wife, Marilyn of 40 years currently reside in Gig Harbor, WA. They have three adult children and five grandchildren. Mark is a frequent speaker at men's conferences and clergy gatherings. He has a Certificate in High Trust Leadership and is passionate about building high trust cultures at home and in the workplace. 

  • Mighty Neighbourly
    with Evan Dewald

The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.  John 1:14 The Message

Six years ago when Lake Ridge Community Church in Chestermere began to take shape they made it their mission to do what they could to serve their community.  With this verse as their driving mission they have sought to love their neighbours and demonstrate Christ's love through generosity and authentic living. Out of this desire they have developed a few interesting ways to encourage their community, build trust as well as relationships.  This seminar will tell the story of a program called MightyNeighbourly, (and a few other stories) give tips on how you could start a program like it.  It will also have a guided dream session for you to imagine new ways for you to get more involved in the place you live.  

  • The Blanket Exercise
    with Alison Lefebvre 

The Blanket Exercise is a workshop type experience developed by an organization called Kairos Canada that explores the nation-to-nation relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in Canada. It is a powerful teaching tool aimed at fostering reconciliation. The Blanket Exercise is an educational approach that shares the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada and provides a perspective that most of us have not received.

Jess Lefebvre is a member of Kensington Commons church in Calgary, serves on the ECCC Leadership board, and is a Kairos trained facilitator. 

  • Treasurer Seminar
    with Sally Carlson and Monica Doerksen

This seminar is for treasurers, bookkeepers, and anyone who is involved with church finances. Topics will include: charitable receipting, processes and policies, reporting and financial statements. A survey will be sent to those who register for this seminar to find out what topics or questions they would find most helpful. There will be opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with one another. 

Sally is the Financial Officer and Monica is the Bookkeeper for the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada.


    with Beth Seversen

This seminar has been cancelled. We invite you to join in on one of the other four great seminar opportunities. 


6:30 pm - Registration
7:30 pm - Worship/Fellowship

9:00 am - Ministerium Meeting
9:00 am - Women Ministry Gathering
Noon - Lunch
1:00 pm - AGM
5:30 pm - Supper
7:30 pm - Worship

8:45 am - AGM
12:30 pm - Lunch
12:30 pm - Trellis Greenhouse
1:30 pm - Seminars
3:00 pm - Break
6:00 pm - Banquet/Celebration

10:30 am - Worship with Lake Ridge Community Church