Nominations for Synod Council and Committees

The Nominating Committee of the Northern Illinois Synod invites members of the synod to prayerfully consider whether God is calling them to serve in this special way. To nominate yourself, please complete the nomination form. To nominate others, please ask them to complete the form, or send their name to Deaconess Cheryl Erdmann (CErdmann@nisynod.org), and she’ll contact them!

Below is a list of the current nominees being sought. Some positions have incumbents eligible to run again.

Synod Council and Synod Committee Openings

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Current openings for election at the next Synod Assembly include the following:

Synod Council

3-year terms:

  • Male Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor) – 2 to be elected
  • Female Layperson
  • Male Layperson

1-year term:

  • Youth Representative

Congregational Life Committee

3-year terms:

  • Female Layperson
  • Male Layperson

Global Mission Committee

3-year terms:

  • Female Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor)
  • Male Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor)
  • Male Layperson

Ministry Support Committee

3-year terms:

  • Male Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor)
  • Male Layperson

Outreach Committee

3-year terms:

  • Female Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor)
  • Male Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor)

Social Ministry Committee

3-year terms:

  • Male Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor) – 2 to be elected
  • Male Layperson

Voting Members for the 2019 Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, WI, August 5-10

  • Female Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor)
  • Male Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor)
  • Female Layperson
  • Male Layperson
  • Youth/Young Adult (the term “youth” means a voting member of a congregation who has not reached the age of 18 at the time of election or appointment for service. The term “young adult” means a voting member of a congregation between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of election or appointment for service.)
  • Person of Color or for whom English is their second language

Nominees to stand for election to the ELCA Church Council at the CWA 2019

  • Male Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor) – two nominees

Find out more about Synod Nominations


Download a Nomination Form (pdf)

or fill out the form online below