2022 Synod Assembly
Election Results

The persons listed below were elected to these positions:

ELCA Church Council (ELCACC)

RMS Synod Assembly will be voting for two Young Adult males or non-binary (18-30 years old) whose names will be passed on to the ELCA and placed on the ballot during the 2022 Churchwide Assembly in August where one of those Young Adult males will be elected to the ELCA Church Council for a term of 6 years.

RMS Synod Council (SC)

Composition: The Synod Council has twenty-one members; the four synod officers; one from each of the ten RMS Conferences; and seven at-large positions (one each for lay male or non-binary, lay female or non-binary, rostered leader, youth, young adult (18-30 years old), and two from ethnic-specific congregations). Terms are four years except for the Bishop (six years) and the youth members (elected in even-numbered years for a term of two years). Terms are limited to two consecutive terms.
Description: The Synod Council shall be the board of directors of the Synod and shall serve as its interim legislative authority between meetings of the Synod Assembly.  It may make decisions which are not in conflict with actions taken by the Synod Assembly, or which are not precluded by provisions of the constitution and bylaws of the Rocky Mountain Synod or the ELCA.  The council normally meets monthly via Zoom with in-person meetings three times per year.  Other functions are set forth in the RMS Constitution (S10.03).

Consultation Committee (CC)

Composition: Six persons of whom three shall be ministers of Word and Sacrament and three shall be laypersons. Members are elected for a term of six years without consecutive reelection.
Description:  The Consultation Committee is a constitutionally-mandated committee that functions in accordance with the ELCA constitution (20.41) and the Rocky Mountain Synod constitution. A panel from the committee meets at the request of the synod vice-president to seek resolution and mediate in matters of significant conflict that congregation councils are unable to resolve on their own. The term is six years with no reelection.

Discipline Committee (DC)

Composition: Twelve persons of whom six shall be ministers of Word and Sacrament and six shall be laypersons. The term is six years with no reelection.
Description: When necessary, six members serve as the discipline hearing panel for deciding cases that remain unresolved by a Consultation Committee panel. Procedures for the discipline hearing are set forth in the ELCA constitution at 20.41.

Mission Outreach Board (MOB)

Composition: Six to ten members elected for terms of four years.
Description: Responsible for promoting, extending, and coordinating the mission outreach activity of the synod, both on its own territory and throughout the world.

Congregational Ministries Board (CMB)

Composition: Six to ten members elected for terms of four years.
Description: Responsible for providing the resources to strengthen the life and mission of the congregations of this synod.

Global Mission Committee (GMC)

Composition: Six voting members (three appointed by the Synod Council for a term of four years with the possibility of one consecutive reelection and three at-large members elected by the Synod Assembly for a term of four-years with the possibility of consecutive reelection.
Description: To lift up and interpret the work of the ELCA globally and the glocal reality of the Rocky Mountain Synod.

Campus Ministry Committee (CMC)

Composition: Six to ten voting members (three elected by the Synod Assembly for a term of four years with the possibility of one reelection; other members appointed by the Synod Council for a term of four years with the possibility of one reelection).

 

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