Alaska Conference Staff

AC Staff
Left to right: Cory Alverts, Aune Carlson, Kristi Ivanoff, Curtis Ivanoff, James Barefoot
Cory Alverts, Financial Assistant
Cory serves as the financial assistant for the Alaska Conference. More than 20 years ago Cory was challenged to join God in transforming people. Her thought is that if the world were full of healthy people, the world would be a healthy place. She and her husband (Mike) have spent over 15 years learning, leading, and serving together in various ministry capacities. They have three wonderful kiddos they love taking on adventures. Cory (at) alaskacovenant.org

James Barefoot, Associate Superintendent
James serves as the Associate Superintendent of the Alaska Conference of the ECC. He moved to Alaska in 1968. He and his wife Evelyn became resident village ministers in 1978, raised their two children and served in this way for 17 years. James is called by God to assist village pastors and their churches to become more effective in winning the lost and the discipleship of believers. James favorite hobby is remote Alaska winter snow travel and all the traditional and technical gear and knowledge that goes with it. James (at) alaskacovenant.org

Aune Carlson, Ministry Associate
Aune serves the Alaska Conference as Ministry Associate, assisting in the management needs of the conference office including development work, event planning, communications, and initiatives such as Western Alaska Ministry Training. January 2016, she returned to Alaska from Chicago, IL after serving in the denominational office for five years as the Director of Young Adult Ministries and the Executive Vice President of the Covenant Camps and Conference Centers. She enjoys the behind-the-scenes work that makes it possible for people to engage with God and others as well as conversations over coffee, laughter, baking, crafting, and trying new things. Aune (at) alaskacovenant.org

Curtis Ivanoff, Superintendent
Curtis serves as the Superintendent for the Alaska Conference of the ECC. He was raised in Alaska and has a deep desire to see people from this state come to know Jesus, for more laborers to be raised up to be sent out into the world to share God’s good news. Curtis is married to Kristi and they have three children. He enjoys fishing, photography, Oklahoma Sooner football and re-creating food dishes he sees on  Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Curtis (at) alaskacovenant.org

Kristi Ivanoff, Sinew Editor
Kristi serves as editor of the Sinew, Alaska Conference’s newsletter. She also serves as the adviser to Alaska Covenant Women’s Council. She has served alongside her husband Curtis in various ministry positions in different parts of Alaska for 20 years and now invests most of her time into her three children. She enjoys writing, speaking and teaching the Word as well as taking on “personal challenge projects” to cause her to grow and develop as an individual, as well as coach others seeking to reach a goal or overcome an obstacle. She loves to laugh and make others laugh. Kristi (at) alaskacovenant.org