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Assembly and Nominating Committee Update – Fall 2020

South Carolina Synod Assembly

Be sure to save the dates for the 2021 South Carolina Synod Assembly. This year the assembly will take place at the Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston, SC 29403, June 6-8, 2021.

South Carolina Synod Nominations

The South Carolina Synod Nominating Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

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

Deadline for accepting nominations is 5 pm on Monday, November 9, 2020.

You may send your nominations to the Synod office by email to NOTE:  It is not necessary to ask the nominee.  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 2021 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.

Rostered Minister (Eastern Area which includes Amelia, Coastal and Epiphany Conferences)

Rostered Minister (At Large)

Lay Woman (At Large)

Lay Woman (Northern Area which includes the Foothills, Heartland and Upstate Conferences)

Lay Man (At Large)

Lay Man (Central Area which includes the Midlands, Saxe Gotha & Western Conferences)

Youth (grade 8-11)

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.

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 Camp Kinard and Coastal Retreat. 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.

This position is Synod Assembly Elected.

Voting Members to the 2022 Churchwide Assembly (CWA), August 8-12, 2022, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio

Lay Man (3)

Lay Woman (2)

Rostered Minister (3)

In addition to the 10 persons allotted by the formula, one additional person of color or person whose language is other than English.

In addition to the 10 persons allotted by the formula, one additional youth or young adult would be elected, for a total of 12 members.

ELCA Church Council

Rostered leader who is person of color or person whose language is other than English. 

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1003 Richland Street
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Telephone 803-765-0590
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