Nominations and Elections

LCMS National Convention   |   July 20-25, 2019   |   Tampa, Florida


The convention shall elect the regional positions for the Synod’s Board of Directors and Mission Boards according to the following nominations and elections process.


Regional Lay Members of the LCMS Board of Directors

The LCMS Board of Directors consists of no more than 15 voting members and includes one (1) layperson elected from each of the five designated geographical regions (Bylaw 3.3.4.1[1]).

Due to rotating terms, the 2019 Synod Convention will be required to elect only one (1) regional lay member from each of the following:

  • Central Region
  • West-Southwest Region

Nomination Process

Nominations for regional positions on the LCMS Board of Directors and Boards for National and International Mission will no longer be taken in the fashion of the regional vice-presidents (Bylaw 3.12.2.7) but through the same process used for non-regional board and commission elections, beginning with nominations by “agencies and officers of the Synod, congregational and individual members of the Synod, and lay persons of the congregations of the Synod.

Nominations may be received from persons or parties outside the region.” (Bylaw 3.12.2.8 [b]) These nominations will be processed by the Committee on Convention Nominations.

Election Process

The Synod in convention elects the members of all elective regional positions, following the process outlined in Bylaw 3.12.4.2, which includes the regional lay members and the at-large members on the LCMS Board of Directors.

Bylaw 3.12.2.8


Regional Members: Boards for National and International Mission

Bylaw 3.8.2.2

The Board for National Mission shall be comprised of eleven members:

1. Five laypersons and five individual members of the Synod (one of each from each region of the Synod) elected in the same manner as are regional members of the Board of Directors of the Synod (Bylaws 3.12.1 and 3.12.2.8).

Bylaw 3.8.3.2

The Board for International Mission shall be comprised of eleven members:

1. Five laypersons and five individual members of the Synod (one of each from each region of the Synod) elected in the same manner as are regional members of the Board of Directors of the Synod (see Bylaws 3.12.1 and 3.12.2.8).


Board for National Mission (BNM) 2019 Regional Elections

Individual member (6-year terms)

  • Central Region
  • Great Lakes Region
  • West-Southwest Region

Lay member (6-year terms)

  • East-Southeast Region
  • Great Plains Region


Board for International Mission (BIM) 2019 Regional Elections

Lay member (6-year terms)

  • Central Region
  • Great Lakes Region
  • West-Southwest Region

Individual member (6-year terms)

  • East-Southeast Region
  • Great Plains Region

 

Nomination Process — Regional Board for National Mission and Regional Board for International Mission

Nominations for regional positions on the LCMS Board of Directors and Boards for National and International Mission will no longer be taken in the fashion of the regional vice-presidents (Bylaw 3.12.2.7) but through the same process used for non-regional board and commission elections, beginning with nominations by “agencies and officers of the Synod, congregational and individual members of the Synod, and lay persons of the congregations of the Synod.

Nominations may be received from persons or parties outside the region.” (Bylaw 3.12.2.8 [b]) These nominations will be processed by the Committee on Convention Nominations.

Bylaw 3.12.2.8


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