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.

2020 Openings

The 2019-2020 Northern Illinois Synod Nominating Committee is seeking nominees to stand for election to open positions at the June 2020 Synod Assembly. Some of these positions do have incumbents eligible to be re-elected and/or nominees who have agreed to stand. The goal is to have at least two nominees for each position. For more information, please contact Dn. Cheryl Erdmann. 

Synod Council At-Large Members, 3-year terms 

  • Female Layperson (2 positions) 
  • Female Layperson of color or form whom English is not her first language (1 position) 
  • Male Layperson (1 position) 
  • Female Rostered Minister, i.e. Pastor or Deacon (1 position) 

Synod Council  

  • Youth Representative, 1-year term (1 position) 

Congregational Life Committee, 3-year terms 

  • Female Layperson (1 position) 
  • Male Layperson (1 position) 
  • Male Rostered Minister, i.e. Pastor or Deacon (1 position) 

Global Mission Committee, 3-year terms 

  • Female Layperson (1 position) 
  • Male Layperson (1 position) 
  • Female Rostered Minister, i.e. Pastor or Deacon (1 position) 

Ministry Support Committee, 3-year terms 

  • Male Layperson (1 position) 
  • Female Rostered Minister, i.e. Pastor or Deacon (1 position) 
  • Male Rostered Minister, i.e. Pastor or Deacon (1 position) 

Outreach Committee, 3-year terms 

  • Female Layperson (1 position) 
  • Female Rostered Minister, i.e. Pastor or Deacon (1 position) 

Social Ministry Committee, 3-year terms 

  • Female Layperson (1 position) 
  • Male Layperson (1 position) 
  • Female Rostered Minister, i.e. Pastor or Deacon (1 position) 


Download a Nomination Form (pdf)

or fill out the form online below