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Call for Nominations for 2017 National Convention

January 13, 2017 3 Comments

lcc-logoCANADA – As Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) prepares for 2017’s National Convention, the church is calling on its members to prayerfully consider nominations for synod’s boards and offices. In November 2016, LCC sent a letter to all congregations inviting them to recommend candidates by January 31, 2017.

Any LCC member may recommend one or more persons for nominations to the following offices; they do not require a congregational vote. Descriptions of the offices and the responsibilities and qualifications for nominees are available here.

  1. Board of Directors
    To be elected: 1 lay person Central; 2 lay people ABC; 1 pastor at large
  2. Commission on Adjudication
    To be elected: 1 pastor ABC; 1 lay person Central; 1 lay person East (One person must be a lawyer)
  3. Commission on Theology and Church Relations
    To be elected: 1 lay person
  4. Board of Regents, Concordia Lutheran Seminary (Edmonton, Alberta)
    To be elected: 1 pastor; 2 lay/deacon (in total one from each district)
  5. Board of Regents, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (St. Catharines, Ontario)
    To be elected: 1 pastor; 2 lay/deacon (in total one from each district)

Nominations should be recorded on this form and sent to the Committee of Convention Nominations, care of LCC’s office in Winnipeg. The Committee will then select nominees and alternates from the recommendations submitted. Additional nominations may be made from the floor of the convention provided the candidate has given written consent. Recommendations are due by January 31, 2017.

Not all candidates for elected office are nominated through the above described process. The offices of President and Vice-Presidents are nominated through a separate process, where a congregational vote is needed to nominate candidates. At a later date, each congregation will be sent an official nominating ballot for these offices.

The recommendations for the above offices are based on LCC’s current structure. The 2017 convention will also consider changes to LCC’s structure. As the restructuring planning process continues to develop, there may be a need for additional recommendations for nominations that may exist under the proposed new structure if passed at convention.

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  • David Chant

    Are there job descriptions for each of these roles. It is hard to nominate anyone without some understanding of the skills needed, the hours required, and the responsibilities.

    • The Canadian Lutheran

      Hi David,

      A link to the responsibilities and qualifications of each role appears in the second paragraph of the article (the sentence that reads “Descriptions of the offices and the responsibilities and qualifications for nominees are available here.”)

  • Dennis Kendel

    It seems that the November letter to to all congregation notifying them of the Call for Nominations was never received at Faith Lutheran Church in Saskatoon