The people are what makes Ecclesia a unique network. Everything we do is relationally driven. Yes, this means we grow slower but we believe it makes us stronger. We hope this section will introduce you to some of the people, leaders and churches in our network.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is currently comprised of ten individuals.  The BOD is responsible for guarding Ecclesia’s mission, vision, values, and distinctives.  The BOD is also responsible for approving and governing financial and legal matters, as well as the outworking of the various functions of Ecclesia.   We are grateful for the help they provide us […]

Ecclesia Coaches

Bob Hyatt :: Portland, OR Bob is the founding pastor of The Evergreen Community in Portland, Or. He did his Master’s at Western Seminary and DMin at George Fox Seminary. Bob serves as the Director of Equipping and Spiritual Formation for the Ecclesia Network and is also the co-author (with J.R. Briggs) of Eldership and the Mission […]


As the Ecclesia Netwok continues to grow and develop we have grown amore and more dependent on connections that happen in our regional networks. If you are looking for a means of connecting to Ecclesia, we encoruage you to begin with those closest to you.


Chris Backert National Director Working with church leaders to develop new expressions of Christian community and connecting those congregations together is the passion of Chris’s life.  He has served as National Director of Ecclesia since it’s beginning and has been part of several congregations within the network both in Virginia and Maryland.  In addition to […]