Three churchwide executive board members have stepped down from the board for personal reasons, Jenny Michael, president of Women of the ELCA, announced today. They are Barbara Martz (treasurer), Dona Jenkins and Anne Shelton. The executive committee of the churchwide executive board met via conference call on September 13, 2012, and took actions to fill these slots, following constitutional provisions and a policy set by the board in the last triennium for the filling of vacancies.
Ely Smith, of Fircrest, Wash., already a board member, was appointed treasurer for the remainder of this term. Ely is from the Southwestern Washington Synodical Women’s Organization (1C). Appointed to the board were Joan Iverson of Lamberton, Minn., Southwestern Minnesota SWO (3F); Jody Smiley of Blacksburg, Va., Virginia SWO (9A); and Dawn Smith of Midland, Mich., North/West Lower Michigan SWO (6B).
As the resignations were effective immediately, so are these appointments.
The next meeting of the board is October 19-20, 2012, in Charlotte, North Carolina.