Information related to the 2017 Bishop’s election.
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Scroll down to find:
- Forms related to the election process
- videos explaining the role of bishop and the bishop’s election process
- Pre-identification process timeline
- link to synod constitution, which includes the ‘job description’ of the bishop
Preparing to elect a bishop at Assembly 2017
Forms related to the election
Instructions for 3-room forums at Synod Assembly: these 3-room forum instructions will explain the process we will go through with the final 3 candidates rotating through 3 rooms for a time of Q&A.
Background check authorization and disclosure form: this Background Check Authorization Form gives the synod staff permission to run a background check, and provides space for disclosure information for pastors open to the call to the office of the bishop. Please download the form, fill it out, and send it back to the synod office. Those whose names are on the third ballot at the election will also be asked to fill out this form.
Biographical Information form: pastors who are allowing their name to be lifted up in this pre-identification process need to complete and submit the 2017 Nominee Bio Form (download, fill out, save, and send back to the address included on the form). This is the SAME FORM that the nominees whose names are on the 3rd ballot at the election will complete and submit.