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2022 sYNOD aSSEMBLY uPDATE AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

SOUTH CAROLINA SYNOD ASSEMBLY

Be sure to save the dates for the 2022 South Carolina Synod Assembly. The Assembly will take place at the Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston, SC 29403, June 12-14, 2022.

SOUTH CAROLINA SYNOD NOMINATIONS

The South Carolina Synod Nominating Committee will meet on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

According to our constitution we will prepare 2 nominations for each open position.

Deadline for accepting nominations is 5 pm on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. You may send your nominations to the Synod office by email to wendy@scsynod.com

NOTE: It is not necessary to ask the nominee prior to submitting their name. Please include as much identifying information as possible, e.g., full name of nominee, congregation name, email and/or phone number.

THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS ARE OPEN FOR ELECTION AT THE 2022 SYNOD ASSEMBLY:

Synod Council

Terms begin after Synod Assembly. Meetings are generally scheduled in June, September, December, February and April. Synod Council members have voice and vote at assemblies and are expected to attend. The synod council operates with internal committees. Most committees meet prior to the regular council meetings, but some may also meet at other times. If you are uncertain as to areas, please CLICK HERE for a list of areas, conferences and congregations.

Three-year terms, terms ending 2025

  • Lay Woman – Central Area
  • Lay Man – Eastern Area
  • Lay Man – At Large
  • Lay Woman – At Large
  • Man – Person of Color /Language other than English
  • Young Adult – age 18-30
  • Rostered Minister – Northern Area
  • Rostered Minister – At Large

Mission Endowment Fund Grant Committee

An Endowment Grant Committee for the South Carolina Synod Mission Endowment Fund shall consist of the bishop of the South Carolina Synod or his or her appointee, the treasurer of this synod, and five members elected by the Synod Assembly. Two of the elected members shall be lay women, two shall be lay men and one shall be an ordained minister on the roster of this synod. The term of office for the five persons elected by the Synod Assembly to membership on this committee shall be three years; individuals so chosen may not serve more than two consecutive full terms. (a.) The members of the Endowment Grant Committee shall not receive compensation for their duties. (b.) The Endowment Grant Committee shall be responsible to the South Carolina Synod through the Synod Council and shall provide annually a report of disbursements to the Synod Assembly. (c.) The Endowment Grant Committee shall meet at least annually and provide the means, dates, and deadlines for grant requests, review such requests, and make recommendations for disbursements to the Synod Council through the synod’s Finance Committee.

Three-year term, term ending 2025

  • Rostered Minister

Committee on Discipline

The Committee on Discipline of this synod shall consist of 12 persons of whom six shall be ministers of Word and Sacrament and six shall be laypersons, who shall each be elected by the Synod Assembly for a term of six years without consecutive reelection. The functions of the Committee on Discipline of this synod are set forth in Chapter 20 of the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Synod Council shall fill vacancies on the Committee of Discipline for any unexpired term.

Term ending 2028

  • Rostered Minister – Man
  • Rostered Minister – Woman
  • Lay Woman
  • Lay Man

Consultation Committee

The Consultation Committee of this synod shall consist of at least six persons and not more than 12 persons, of whom half shall be ministers of Word and Sacrament and half shall be lay persons, who shall each be elected by the Synod Assembly for a term of six years without consecutive reelection. The functions of the Consultation Committee are set forth in Chapter 20 of the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and in Chapter 17 of this constitution. The size of the Consultation Committee, in accord with this provision, shall be defined in this synod’s bylaws. The Consultation Committee of this synod shall consist of 12 persons.

Term ending 2028

  • Rostered Minister – Man
  • Rostered Minister -Woman
  • Lay Man
  • Lay Woman

South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers, Inc.*

Members of the Board of Trustees elected by the synod assembly (9) and by the board (6) may serve two consecutive three-year terms. The board generally meets four times a year with one meeting being an overnight meeting. Members of the board benefit the work of the ministry by being active members of committees. The board promotes and coordinates the ministries at Kinard Conference Center and Coastal Retreat Center. It establishes goals and objectives; oversees policies; is accountable for fiscal affairs; and employs and supervises the Executive Director. Board members are to be active congregational members, skilled in interpersonal relationships, visionary, able to work cooperatively, and advocates for and financial supporters of this ministry.

*Deacon Dallas Shealy, Executive Director, South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers, Inc. will also submit names for consideration by the Nominating Committee to be placed on the ballot.

Three-year term, term ending 2025

  • Lay Man

NovusWay Ministries

This position is ratified at Assembly, not elected.

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