December 5, 2017

Nominations for 2018 Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod Assembly

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod’s Nominating Committee is asking for your help in identifying gifted and qualified persons, both clergy and lay, to serve as nominees for election at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod Assembly on May 4-5, 2018.

Every year the Synod Assembly elects members of the Synod Council, which serves as “the board of directors of the synod” and “its interim legislative authority between meetings of the Synod Assembly.” The 2018 assembly will elect the following:


Synod Council positions:

  • Three Ministers of Word and Sacrament, terms ending 2021
  • One lay female representative from Central Philadelphia Conference, term ending 2021
  • One lay male representative from Upper Bucks Conference, term ending 2021
  • One lay female at large, term ending in 2021
  • One lay male at large, term ending in 2021

The Committee on Discipline specifically considers the discipline of rostered leaders, officers, congregations, and members of congregations. The process of discipline is described in detail in Chapter 20 of the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Committee on Discipline does not hold regular meetings. The members of this committee serve on an “as needed” basis. Members serve for one six year term.

Committee on Discipline, terms expire 2024

  • Two Ministers of Word and Sacrament
  • One lay female
  • One lay male

Churchwide Assembly positions:

August 5-9, 2019 is the date of the Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee WI. Our Synod is to send a total of 17 voting members to the CWA. The Bishop and the Vice President are two of that number. In addition to them we have the following positons:

  • Five Ministers of Word and Sacrament
  • Four Lay Male
  • Four Lay Female

For more information and Details Download a 2018 Nominations Letter and a Nomination Form 2018