What is the process for nominations?
The Handbook (2013) describes the procedures for the Synod to follow for the submission of nominations to various positions. The nomination process is not the same for all positions. Some convention-elected positions require regional representation, and the nominee must have residence within the region of which the position requires representation.
Access the links below for further details regarding the nomination process for each position.
What is the process for regional nominations?
The purpose of positions requiring regional representation is to improve communications and coordination of functions throughout Synod. Positions elected at convention, that require regional representation are:
- Regional Vice-Presidents (second through sixth)
- Regional lay member of the LCMS Board of Directors
- The members of the Boards for National and International Mission
In 2010 the Synod restructured and established the requirement for some officer, board and commission positions to have regional representation. The Synod divides itself into regions to accommodate regional nominations and elections. See map below. The Board of Directors of the Synod and the Council of Presidents acting jointly designated five geographic regions (2013 Handbook, Bylaw 3.12.1).
An individual must reside within the designated region to be eligible for nomination to that regional position (Bylaw 188.8.131.52[a]).
Learn more: Nomination Process for Regional Vice-Presidents and all other Regional Positions
LCMS districts are used for regional elections.