Opportunities to Serve

The Greater Milwaukee Synod is looking for individuals willing to serve as Voting Members of the 2016 Churchwide Assembly, and to serve on the Synod Council, the Consultation Committee and the Nominating Committee. Information on applying appears at the end of this message.

These positions offer the opportunity to grow in the practice of your faith, and to find satisfaction on work well done. Please consider this service.

2016 Churchwide Assembly (New Orleans, August 8-14, 2016)

Churchwide Assembly At-Large Voting Members – Nominations by Nominating Committee

  • Clergy – One Opening
  • Lay Female – One Opening
  • Lay Male – One Opening
  • Youth or Young Adult Layperson Who is a Person of Color or Whose Primary Language is Other than English – One Opening
  • Lay Male – Person of Color or Person Whose Primary Language is Other than English – One Opening
  • Youth or Young Adult Lay Female – One Opening

Churchwide Assembly Voting Members – Nominations by Cluster

  • Kenosha/West Racine Cluster – Lay Male Person of Color or Person Whose Primary Language is Other Than English
  • Lake Country Cluster – Lay Female
  • Milwaukee Cluster 1 – Clergy
  • Milwaukee Cluster 2 – Lay Female Youth or Young Adult
  • Milwaukee Cluster 3 – Lay Male
  • Milwaukee Cluster 4 – Clergy
  • Northern Lakeshore Cluster – Lay Male
  • Northwest Cluster – Clergy
  • Racine Cluster – Lay Female
  • Waukesha Cluster – Lay Male

Consultation Committee

The role of the consultation committee is spelled out in detail in the ELCA’s constitution, but includes possible participation in disciplinary cases referred to the synod by congregations. Terms on the consultation committee are six years, and members may not be elected to consecutive terms.

Consultation Committee – Nominations by Nominating Committee

  • Clergy – Two (2) Openings (full terms – 9/1/2015-8/31/2021)
  • Lay Female – One Opening (full term – 9/1/2015-8/31/2021)
  • Lay Male – One Opening (full term – 9/1/2015-8/31/2021)

Nominating Committee

Nearly all clusters are seeking representation on the Nominating Committee, either to fill existing vacancies or for full three-year terms beginning after the 2015 Synod Assembly.

Nominating Committee – Nominations by Cluster

  • Kenosha/West Racine Cluster – Lay Female (partial term now through 2016 Synod Assembly)
  • Lake Country – Lay Male (partial term now through 2017 Synod Assembly)
  • Milwaukee Cluster 1 – Lay Female (partial term now through 2017 Synod Assembly)
  • Milwaukee Cluster 2 – Clergy (partial term now through 2015 Synod Assembly)
  • Milwaukee Cluster 2 – Lay Female (full term end of 2015 Synod Assembly through 2018 Synod Assembly)
  • Milwaukee Cluster 4 – Clergy (partial term now through 2017 Synod Assembly)
  • Northern Lakeshore Cluster – Clergy (full term end of 2015 Synod Assembly through 2018 Synod Assembly)
  • Northwest Cluster – Lay Male (partial term now through 2016 Synod Assembly)
  • Racine Cluster – Lay Female (full term end of 2015 Synod Assembly through 2018 Synod Assembly)
  • Waukesha Cluster – Lay Male (full term end of 2015 Synod Assembly through 2018 Synod Assembly)

Nominating Committee – Appointment by Synod Council

  • At-Large – Clergy (partial term now through 2017 Synod Assembly)
  • At-Large – Lay Female (full term end of 2015 Synod Assembly through 2018 Synod Assembly)
  • At-Large – Lay Male (partial term now through 2016 Synod Assembly)

Synod Council

Synod Council – Nominations by Nominating Committee

  • At-Large – Clergy (full term – 9/1/2015-8/31/2019)
  • At-Large – Lay Female (full term – 9/1/2015-8/31/2019)
  • At-Large – Lay Male Person of Color (full term – 9/1/2015-8/31/2019)

Synod Council – Nominations by Cluster

  • Lake Country Cluster – Lay Male (full term 9/1/2015-8/31/2019)
  • Milwaukee Cluster 3 – Lay Female (full term 9/1/2015-8/31/2019)
  • Milwaukee Cluster 4 – Clergy (full term 9/1/2015-8/31/2019)
  • Racine Cluster – Lay Female (partial term now through 8/31/2017)
  • Waukesha Cluster – Clergy (full term 9/1/2015-8/31/2019)

To Submit Nominations

All positions require the submission of a nominating form, which is available from the synod office (mary.romskog@gmselca.org) or from the synod’s website at http://milwaukeesynod.org/synod-assembly/ under “Synod Assembly 2015 Resources.”

Nominations by Nominating Committee or Appointment by Synod Council

Deadline: Thursday, April 16, 2015 for Nominating Committee
Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015 for Appointment by Synod Council

Submit nominating form to Mary Romskog at the synod office:

  • Phone:           414-671-1212
  • Fax:                414-671-1756
  • Email:            mary.romskog@gmselca.org
  • Mail:              Greater Milwaukee Synod, 1212 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee WI 53215

Nominations by Cluster

Contact appropriate Cluster Dean for application information. Deadlines and nominating process may vary by cluster, but deadlines will not be after April 16, 2015. If you are unsure of your cluster, contact the synod office (mary.romskog@gmselca.org or 414-671-1212).

 

Please contact me with any questions or for additional information on any of this.

Sincerely,

Rev. Fred Thomas-Breitfeld, Chair
Greater Milwaukee Synod Nominating Committee

© 2017 Greater Milwaukee Synod

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