About

The Southwest Association (SWA) is part of the Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ. Our purpose is to nurture and support the churches and authorized ministers of the Association. We do this through the work of two primary committees: the Association Council and the Church & Ministry Committee. The association is supported by many volunteers and the two part time positions described below, as well as the Michigan Conference staff.

Southwest Association Minister: Rev. Calandra Nevenzel

The SWA Minister is a part time contract position that works to improve the connection and relationships between the Association and its pastors and congregations as well as the relationships between the churches of the association.

Southwest Association Search & Call Minister: Rev. Ruth Moerdyk

The SWA Search & Call Minister is a part time contract position that provides leadership to staff the Search & Call process in conjunction with the Michigan Conference. This minister is a resource and guide to Association churches who will be or are searching for a new pastor.