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Synod Council
of the
West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod

Synod Council meets regularly three to four times during the year with special meetings held, often by teleconference, as need. The Synod Council is chaired by the vice president. The membership of the Synod Council includes the four officers of the synod and twelve voting members from around the synod, representing a balance of clergy and laity, geographical distribution, and age. Click here for the roster of the Synod Council and its committees.

Synod Council AAR: 6 February 2021

Approved the renewal of the POS for the DEM position with The Rev. Sherri Schafer continuing in that position.

Referred to the Synod Finance Committee consideration in the budgeting process of Caroline Furnace for inclusion in the budget for FY2022-2023.

Ratified bylaws changes for Community Lutheran Partners, Inc..

Acknowledged a $5500 gift from Grace Lutheran Church, Wheeling for the Tri-Synod Archives Endowment Fund, in memory of Marjorie Wolf, and ordered transmission of the same to the SWPA Synod for deposit in the Tri-Synod Archives Endowment Fund.

Adopted a standing rule that recommendation be provided to a closing congregation during legacy consultation that a distribution to the Tri-Synod Archives Endowment Fund be included in its plan for final disposition of assets.

Adopted a standing rule that this synod remit, subject to approval by the Synod Council, 1% of residual assets from congregations closed by this synod to the Tri-Synod Archives Endowment Fund.

Ordered that the Secretary of the ELCA and the ELCA Legal and Constitutional Review Committee be petitioned to amend †S11.04 such that it be a non-required provision of The Constitution for Synods of the ELCA.

Ordered that the Secretary of the ELCA and the ELCA Legal and Constitutional Review Committee be petitioned to amend †S15.31 such that it be a non-required provision of The Constitution for Synods of the ELCA.

Adopted an addendum to the compensation schedule for supply preaching that covers remote and hybrid services. (Click for more information)

Adopted a sense motion/declaration that First English, Wheeling, will not be held responsible for state of financial books for anything prior to the date of hand off.

Appointed Nancy Weeks as Assistant Treasurer and relieved Matt Sampson.

Ordered redefinition of Mutual Ministry Committee purposes along the lines of the Driesen Manual.

Adopted Policy for Synodical Lay Worship Leadership. (Click for more information)


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