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Synod Nominations

Introduction

Thank you for prayerfully participating in our nomination process. We depend on you, guided by the Holy Spirit, to help our Nominating Committee discern which names to put forward for election to offices in our Diocesan leadership.

Included on this page is a list of the positions to be filled at the Synod delegates’ meeting in November. The Nominating Committee is requesting your recommendations for those best suited to fill the positions. Please use the online forms below to nominate someone or to consent to the nomination.

The nomination process closes on September 15th. Please remember, the names you submit are suggestions, not actual nominations. Please be certain that those suggested are actually eligible and willing to serve. Please ask your suggested nominees to visit the website and to fill out the consent forms there prior to the deadline in order to complete their nominations. The Nominating Committee will then prayerfully select a slate.

Brief Descriptions of Committees

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Standing Committee – serves as the Board of Directors of the Diocese, overseeing the business and corporate affairs, procedures, and programs of the Diocese, and acting as the Ecclesiastical Authority in the absence of the Bishop. Nominees must attend a Standing Committee retreat during the first weekend in December, if elected.

Ecclesiastical Court – applies church discipline; administers and interprets the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese in ecclesiastical trials.

Committee on Constitution and Canons – ensures the conformity of the Diocesan Constitution and Canons with those of the ACNA; also reviews all proposed amendments to the Constitution and Canons.

Nominating Committee – is responsible for seeking and reviewing nominations for the vacant positions to be filled at Synod.

Finance Committee – works with the Treasurer in preparing the annual budget of the Diocese and requirements for audits, investment management, insurance, and other financial matters of the Diocese.

Delegate to Provincial Council – represents the Diocese within the respected order in attending the annual Provincial Council meeting to give voice and vote as needed on Provincial matters, changes to the Constitution and Canons, approval of the Council budget, etc.

Delegate to Provincial Assembly – represents the Diocese within the respected order in attending the biennial Provincial Assembly meeting to give voice and vote as part of deliberating on any matter concerning the Faith and Mission of the Church, to make recommendations to the Provincial Council concerning such matters, and to ratify the ACNA Constitution and Canons and any amendments adopted by the Council.

Forms and Documents

Suggested Nominee Form

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Nominee Background Check Release Form

Full Position Descriptions

Position Descriptions for Diocesan Committees and Offices