Nominations and Elections

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


First Vice-President


Nomination Process

Nominations for the office of First Vice-President shall be made by the member congregations of the Synod.

Bylaw 3.12.2

(a) Each member congregation shall be entitled to nominate from the clergy roster of the Synod two ordained ministers as candidates for President, and two ordained ministers as candidates for First Vice-President.

(b) The Secretary of the Synod shall provide a secure and verifiable method that will offer opportunity to every congregation of the Synod to submit nominations.

Nomination ballots for First Vice-President will be mailed in October 2018 to all voting congregations and may be turned in to the Secretary of the Synod’s office between October 2018 and Feb. 20, 2019. All nomination ballots must be received in the Office of the Secretary no later than Feb. 20, 2019.

Nomination forms for the First Vice-President will not be available online.

Bylaws 3.12.2 and 3.12.2.1

 

Election Process

The candidates for the office of First Vice-President shall be the 20 ordained ministers receiving the highest number of votes in the nominating process. The President-elect shall select from the list of 20 nominees for the Office of First Vice-President five nominees who have consented to serve if elected, at least two of whom shall be taken from the top five nominees.

Prior to all other elections, the convention shall elect the First Vice-President. Balloting will proceed with the candidate receiving the smallest number of votes eliminated from consideration until one candidate receives a majority of the votes cast. This candidate shall then be declared elected.

Bylaws 3.12.2.1 and 3.12.2.6

Join us on the journey

Lutherans Engage the World

Lutheran Engage the WorldEngaging the Church in the work of witness and mercy across the globe in our life together.

Read now

 

The Lutheran Witness

The Lutheran WitnessInterpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

Learn more

Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House

Contact Us
 

  Email us
 

  Church Info Center: 888-843-5267
  Staff Switchboard: 800-248-1930
  Donor Care Line: 888-930-4438
 

 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7226

 

Guide Star Logo BBB Logo


The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Inc., including Mission Central (in Mapleton, Iowa), is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.

A contribution designated (restricted) for a specific purpose when accepted, will be used only to fund expenses related to that purpose. Occasionally, we may receive more in contributions for a particular purpose than can be wisely applied to it in the foreseeable future or the purpose may cease to be feasible. In these situations, the LCMS will make reasonable attempts to contact contributors to apply their contribution differently. If a contributor cannot be contacted, the LCMS will use the gift to meet a similar pressing need that most closely matches the contributor's original intent.  Consistent with Synod Board policy, no more than 12 percent of a charitable contribution may be applied to administering gifts and communicating with contributors.  Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

Our Tax Identification Number is: 43-0658188

>>View Donor Transparency Resources


Employment  |  For the Media  |  Site Map  |  Privacy

 

© 2003 – 2010   The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. All Rights Reserved.