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Seeking nominations for new regional positions

March 14, 2018 2 Comments

WINNIPEG – Under Lutheran Church–Canada’s new structure the responsibility for nominations to national and regional positions, and the process by which people are elected falls to the newly-formed Commission on Nominations and Elections. The Synodical Convention elected seven persons to the commission in October 2017.

The commission relies on nominations from across the country to fulfill its mandate. Since delegates to district conventions this Fall will elect people to serve in regional positions, every member congregation and multi-point parish is encouraged to participate in the nomination process.

Congregations and parishes received nomination forms and job descriptions in early March asking them to bring forward names of people to fill the offices of Regional Pastor, Circuit Counsellor, and a layperson from each circuit to serve on the new Regional Mission and Ministry Councils. The completed “Nomination Ballot” is to be submitted (by mail or electronically) to the Secretary of the Commission on Nominations and Elections by May 15, 2018.

After the commission receives the ballots by the deadline, the members will begin contacting nominees and establishing election ballots for the District Conventions in October.

Members of the commission are Rev. Keith Hoveland; Milton Joneson; Rod Johnson; Rev. Michael Meleg; Rev. Robert Morley; Rev. Lorne Reddemann; and Sharon Schieman. President Timothy Teuscher serves as an advisor.

2018 District Conventions:

ABC        October 19-21, Sherwood Park, Alta.

Central  October 1-3, Winnipeg, Man.

East       October 14-17, London, Ont.


  • Rev. Robert Clifford said:

    People are asking, How is it that we are nominating for Regional Pastor and Regional Mission & Ministry Council under the new structure, before the results of the Convention Ratification vote by congregations are known?

  • canluth (author) said:

    The Statutory Bylaws, passed by the Convention with an overwhelming majority, are now the “rule of law” as we move forward. They are the legal structure by which the Synod is now required to operate. The call for nominations for regional positions conforms with the new bylaws and the prescribed timeline.

    A negative vote regarding the Constitution would not change the fact that these regional individuals and entities are required under the 2017 Statutory Bylaws to be elected at the 2018 District Conventions. By adopting Resolution 17.01.05 the Convention authorized the Synod to assume the work previously handled by the districts.

    The vote currently underway is to bring LCC’s Constitution in line with the Bylaws which are already in effect as adopted by delegates to the 2017 LCC Convention.

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