Resolutions

The deadline to submit a Resolution is April 1, 2019.

Please read How to Write and Submit a Resolution for more information.

Please read the 2018 Memorandum on Memorials and Resolutions

Voting Members

Synod Constitution †S7.21-†S7.31

Voting Members

  • All ordained ministers, associates in ministry, deaconesses, and diaconal ministers under call on the roster of this synod.

  • Congregation lay voting member representation (should be as nearly as possible 50% male and 50% female) at Synod Assemblies shall be as follows:

Baptized members 1-500 ~ two lay voting members
Baptized members 501-1000 ~ three lay voting members
Baptized members above 1000 ~ four lay voting members

  • Members of the synod council

  • Retired rostered persons on the roster of this Synod in attendance at the Synod Assembly may have voice and vote.

Non-Voting Members

  • All ordained ministers, associates in ministry, deaconesses, and diaconal ministers without call.
    They have a voice but no vote.

  • Interns serving in the Synod
    They have voice but no vote

  • Observers
    They have no voice and no vote.

Youth & Young Adult Voting Members

Youth and Young Adults are encouraged to participate as voting members. At the 2009 Churchwide Assembly, amendments to the constitutions, bylaws and continuing resolutions of the ELCA were adopted to allow for expanded roles for youth and young adults in the governance in all expressions of our church including our synod assembly. The goal is that at least ten percent of the synod assembly voting members would be persons who are youth (not yet 18 when elected/appointed) and young adults (between the ages of 18 and 30 when elected/appointed). Please consider electing/appointing a young person as one of your voting members if you do not already do so.