Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Synod Assembly, there are a large number of positions to be elected at this year’s 2021 Synod Assembly.

Anyone who is interested in standing for election for one of these positions listed below, please complete the nomination form here. The deadline for submitting the Nomination form and appearing on the ballot is Monday, March 15, 2021.

For general information on the nominations process, please click here.

For specific information on the individual ministries for which nominations are sought, please go to the links below.

Positions to be elected at the 2021 Northern Illinois Synod Assembly

Synod Council

Two-year terms, ending in 2023

Lay Female

Lay Male

Lay Female, person of color

Lay Female, Young Adult (between the ages of 18 and 29 when elected)

Rostered Minister Female

One-year term, ending in 2022

Youth Representative, may be either male/female/non-binary

Three-year terms, ending in 2024

Lay Female

Lay Male

Rostered Minister Male, 2 positions  

Standing Committees

Congregational Life Committee

Two-year terms, ending in 2023

Lay Female

Lay Male

Rostered Minister Male  

Three-year terms, ending in 2024

Lay Male

Lay Female  

Global Mission Committee

One-year term, ending in 2022

Rostered Minister Female

Two-year terms, ending in 2023

Lay Female

Lay Male

Rostered Minister Female

Three-year terms, ending in 2024

Lay Male

Rostered Minister Female

Rostered Minister Male

Ministry Support Committee

One-year terms, ending in 2022

Lay Female

Rostered Minister Female

Two -year terms, ending in 2023

Lay Male

Rostered Minister Female

Rostered Minister Male

Three-year terms, ending in 2024

Lay Female

Lay Male

Rostered Minister Male

Outreach Committee

Two-year terms, ending in 2023

Lay Female

Rostered Minister Female

Three-year terms, ending in 2024

Rostered Minister Female

Rostered Minister Male

Social Ministry Committee

Two-year terms, ending in 2023

Lay Female

Lay Male

Rostered Minister Female

Rostered Minister Male

Three-year terms, ending in 2024

Lay Male

Rostered Minister Male

Consultation Committee

(all six-year terms, unless otherwise noted, not eligible to be re-elected; no incumbents)

Two-year term, ending in 2023

Rostered Minister Male

Six-year term, ending in 2027

Lay Female

Lay Male

Rostered Minister Female

Rostered Minister Male

Discipline Committee

(all six-year terms, not eligible to be re-elected; no incumbents)

Six-year term, ending in 2027

Lay Female

Lay Male

Rostered Minister Female

Rostered Minister Male

At Large Churchwide Assembly Voting Members

(Churchwide Assembly 2022 is scheduled for August 8 – 13, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio)

The NIS received the allocation of 13 “formula members”: those who are to meet the Synod Constitution/ELCA Constitution guidelines of 60% lay/40% rostered ministers; 45% male/45% female, allowing for 10% either non-binary or gender queer; 10% Youth/Young Adult (either confirmed through 17 years when elected or 18 – 29 when elected); 10% persons of color (POC)/ persons for whom English is not their first language. This number will consist of Bishop Clements and Minnette Scott, Synod VP, by virtue of their offices and the 8 Conference selections, leaving 3 At-Large to be elected by the Synod Assembly.

In addition, there are two non-formula members to be elected: one youth/young adult member, who usually has been a youth and one Person of Color/Person for whom English is not their first language.

In order to meet the formula requirement, the Northern Illinois Synod will limit the At Large members elected at Synod Assembly to those who fit the category of either Youth/Young Adult or People of Color/People for whom English is not their first language.

Lay Female (formula member)

Lay Male (formula member)

Rostered Minister Male (formula member)

Youth/Young Adult (non-formula member)

Person of Color/Person for whom English is not their first language (non-formula member)