Today 21 women will gather in Chicago at the Lutheran Center for orientation as they begin to serve as the churchwide executive board for the 2014-2017 triennium. Their first meeting as the board begins tomorrow, after orientation concludes. Just how much do you know about the churchwide executive board and how its functions? Check out these quick facts.
- Four officers and 17 other women make up the churchwide executive board which functions as the board of directors for our organization.
- Board members are elected every three years at the triennial convention and can serve two terms of three years in duration.
- Board members are charged by the constitution to conduct the work of the organization between the triennial conventions.
- These are volunteer, non-paid positions. Board members are not staff
- Board members do not relocate to the churchwide offices in Chicago. They continue to live in their hometowns.
- The board has one employee, the executive director.
- Board members attend two in-person board meetings each year. Board members serve on committees of the executive board which generally meet during the board meetings.
- Each year board members attend, on average, two to three conventions of synodical women’s organizations, representing the churchwide president.
- Often board members use vacation days or take unpaid leave to meet these obligations.
Did you learn something new about our board?
I invite you to hold the officers and board members in your prayers, today and always, as they seek to discern God’s will for our organization and lead us in creative and faithful ways.
Linda Post Bushkofsky is executive director.
The photo includes 19 of the 21 board members who were present at the Ninth Triennial Convention this past July.