Synod Assembly Elections - Synod Secretary, Consultation, Discipline, At-Large Synod Council

February 23, 2021

Nominations Sought for 2021 Synod Assembly Elections

Biographical Forms Due May 1


The Southeastern Synod Nominating Committee is currently seeking potential nominees for several positions to be elected at the 2021 Synod Assembly.  DEADLINE for submission of biographical forms to be considered by the Nominating Committee: May 1, 2021.

The Nominating Committee's goal is to nominate two to four persons for each position. The Committee will consider individual skills and qualifications, as well as our Synod's inclusivity goals. These goals address the balance between laypersons and rostered ministers, gender, status as a youth or young adult, and racial/ethnic background. Achieving some geographical diversity of nominees will also be a factor in the Nominating Committee's decisions.
Questions may be directed to the Nominating Committee Chairperson, Ms. Joan Blanton, integralplanning@att.net or our synod staff liaison, Rev. Karen Boda, kboda@elca-ses.org
 
Positions for which nominees are needed include:
 
Synod Secretary.  Apply here.
The secretary shall: Keep the minutes of all meetings of the Synod Assembly, and Synod Council, be responsible for the printing and distribution of such minutes, and perform such other duties as this synod may from time to time direct. Be authorized and empowered, in the name of this synod, to attest all instruments which require the same, and which are signed and sealed by the bishop. In consultation with the bishop, classify and arrange all important papers and documents and deposit them in the archives of this synod. Submit to the secretary of this church at least four months before the Churchwide Assembly a certified list of the regular and alternate voting members elected by the Synod Assembly.
 
  • Either 1 Rostered Minister or 1 Lay Person
 
Members of the Consultation Committee. Apply here.
This committee functions primarily in an advisory role to the synod bishop, assisting the bishop in investigating situations that are potentially matters for formal discipline. Terms are 6 years in length. Nominees are needed in the following categories:
 
  • 2 Rostered Ministers and 1 Lay Person
  
Members of the Discipline Committee. Apply here.
This committee consists of 12 members who function as a pool of individuals available for potential participation in disciplinary hearings. Terms are 6 years in length. Nominees are needed in the following categories:
 
  • 3 Rostered Ministers and 1 Lay Person
 
Synod Council Members. Apply here.
Our Synod Council is the synod's board of directors, functioning as the interim legislative authority between meetings of the Synod Assembly. Nominees should have the ability to physically attend week-day meetings three times a year plus some remote meetings during the year. Terms are 2 years in length. Nominees are being sought in the following categories:
 
  • 2 At-large lay representatives (gender to be determined at our Synod council meeting)