Position Description: Synod Council Member
- Title: Synod Council Member
- Term of office:
up to two terms of 3 years; partial terms of two years or less not counted. See Synod Constitution S10.01. and Synod Bylaws SB10.01.07. The terms are staggered; see Synod Bylaws SB10.01.05.
- Job description:
the key elements of the job description are in the Synod Constitution S10.03.
- Job description: (comments from past people or colleagues)
- What does this committee do?
- How does this fit into the org chart?
- Accountability, Responsibility, and Authority
- Who would colleagues be?
The current members are:
- unlisted (Vice President)
- unlisted (Treasurer)
- unlisted (Secretary)
- unlisted from United Lutheran Church in Oakland, CA
- unlisted (Bishop)
- unlisted (youth)
Three Council members are be elected to serve as Executive Committee Members.
Council members are also asked to serve as contacts with Conferences within the Synod, and as liaisons to ministry partner organizations, such as:
- Lutheran Social Services of Northern California
- Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
- Mt. Cross Ministries
Additional Task Groups may be formed, and interested members may volunteer to serve on these groups.
- For each electoral district, there will be one lay male, one lay female, and one ordained minister from the Synod roster, all of whom must be voting members of congregations in that district.
- generic skills / gifts
- required certifications, background checks, and so on
- any training provided to new appointees?
- Number and duration of meetings:
The Synod council meets four to five times each year (January, prior to Assembly, June, September, and a November or December Budget meeting) with special meetings called as needed. Meetings generally run from mid-afternoon Friday through lunch time on Saturday.
- Travel requirements:
Meeting locations may vary, but meetings historically have been held at the Mercy Center in Burlingame.
- Handling of travel or out-of-pocket expenses:
The Synod Constitution stipulates that members shall not be paid for their service (S10.05.) but shall be reimbursed for approved expenses. In particular, all meeting expenses are covered.
- Availability of financial or other support:
- Process mechanics for this position:
See Synod Constitution Chapter 10 and the corresponding Bylaws for the full story. For each electoral district, the Synod Assembly elects one lay male, one lay female, and one ordained minister from the Synod roster. These nominations come from the electoral districts' caucuses to be held at the Synod Assembly.
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