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Nominations are being received for positions to be elected at the 2024 Mission Convocation, which will be held online August 9, 2024.

The Nominating Committee seeks nominations for the following positions:

Executive Council two positions open (one clergy, one lay); 3-year term
Court of Adjudication one position open (clergy or lay); 3-year term
Board of Regents two positions open (clergy or lay); 5-year term

Congregations are welcome to nominate individuals for any of the open positions. All nominations should be submitted by May 3, 2024. This will give the Nominating Committee the time necessary to compile nominee biographical information and comply with the constitutional requirements about providing this information to the delegates.

Position Descriptions

The Executive Council functions as the board of directors for the NALC, providing leadership for the church between Mission Convocations. The Executive Council consists of the bishop, four clergy and four lay members who are elected to three-year terms. Terms begin on October 1 in the year elected and end on September 30, three years later. The council meets quarterly, usually in Jan, Apr or May, July and Oct. The meetings occur on weekdays and do require some time away from one’s day job. These in-person meetings require two days, they are held at various locations. Participation in the biennial convocation is also expected, which is another three to four days away from home and work.

The Court of Adjudication hears appeals from disciplinary decisions; resolves questions of interpretation of NALC governing documents; and decides claims that a person or entity has violated these governing documents. The Court of Adjudication consists of seven members, each elected to a three-year term by the Mission Convocation. Terms begin on October 1 in the year elected and end on September 30, three years later. Any member of an NALC congregation shall be eligible for election and service. Usually, the court is able to meet online or via a conference call, but an occasional face-to-face meeting may be needed.

The seminary Board of Regents is made up of nine members (clergy or lay), the bishop and the seminary president. Its chief responsibilities are to provide oversight, supervision and direction for the NALS Network and president, including fiscal plans, new programs and initiatives, resolution of disputes and fund raising. The board is accountable to the Executive Council and the Mission Convocation. The board meets at least twice a year and more often as necessary. Meetings will usually require members to be away from home or work for at least two full days. Members serve five-year terms and may be re-elected twice.

Nominate a Candidate

Executive Council | Court of Adjudication | Board of Regents

Nomination Form

Nominee Biographical Information Form

*To be submitted by the nominee

Questions? Email the Rev. Dawn Rister, nominating committee chair, at [email protected].