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2022 NWOS Assembly

June 3 & 4, 2022

 

Bowling Green State University

 

 

Approved Memorials and Resolutions

Elected Positions

Friday Afternoon
Worship
Materials

Saturday Morning
Worship
Materials

Saturday Sending
Worship
Materials

View Friday Morning Business Session

Friday Schedule

June 3, 2022

7:30 am
Check-In

Please note that check-in opens at 7:30 am and will close at 9 am on Friday, to ensure accurate credentials for the first ballot in the bishop election. Check-in will reopen after the completion of the first ballot.

 

BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

9:00 am
Business Session #1

BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

12:00 pm
Lunch (Provided)

BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

12:45 pm
Story Walk Introduction

BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

1:00 pm
Story Walk #1

BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

2:00 pm
Story Walk #2

BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

3:00 pm
Business Session #2

BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Saturday Schedule

June 4, 2022

9:00 am
Business Session #3

BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

12:00 pm
Lunch (Provided)

BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

1:00 pm
Story Walk #3

BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

2:00 pm
Business Session #4

BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Bishop Election Details

Bishop Election Information

Our Assembly will include a Bishop election, our process for calling an individual to serve as our Synod Bishop for the next 6 years (2022-2028). The election for bishop is outlined by our synod’s constitution:

S9.04. The bishop shall be elected by the Synod Assembly by ecclesiastical ballot. Three-fourths of the legal votes cast shall be necessary for election on the first ballot. If no one is elected, the first ballot shall be considered the nominating ballot. Three-fourths of the legal votes cast on the second ballot shall be necessary for election. The third ballot shall be limited to the seven persons (plus ties) who received the greatest number of legal votes on the second ballot, and two-thirds of the legal votes cast shall be necessary for election. The fourth ballot shall be limited to the three persons (plus ties) who receive the greatest number of legal votes on the third ballot, and 60 percent of the legal votes cast shall be necessary for election. On subsequent ballots a majority of the legal votes cast shall be necessary for election. These ballots shall be limited to the two persons (plus ties) who receive the greatest number of legal votes on the previous ballot.

The election process is overseen by the synod’s Bishop Election Committee which includes:

  • Becky Seibert (Grace Fremont)
  • Pastor Tim Philabaum (interim Bethlehem Pemberville) – Co-Chair
  • Ardy Gonyer (St Marks BG) – Co-Chair
  • Vicar Dawn David (SAM at Sonfire by the River Pemberville and Salem Grace Luckey)
  • Casey Cox (Synod Council and First Findlay)
  • Amanda Hoyles (Zoar Perrysburg)

Any questions about the bishop election process should be directed to this committee. Please do not contact the sitting bishop or existing synod staff with questions about the bishop election process.

Any questions about the election process for synod bishop can be directed to the Co-Chairs of the committee: Ardy Gonyer (gonyerh@gmail.com) or 419-601-0715; or Pastor Tim Philabaum (tphilabaum@hotmail.com).

Additional information related to this process may be publicized separately at the direction of the Bishop Election Committee.

Assembly Details

Pre-Assembly Materials

Pre-assembly materials will be published via the Assembly webpage on Wednesday May 4, 2022.

Please note that printed assembly books will not be offered this year – congregations should work with their voting members to ensure they can access the pre-assembly materials.

Covid Protocols

The Synod Council has every intention to hold an in-person Assembly. Covid protocols will be determined in conjunction with university event staff and shared with voting members as promptly as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this.

Congregations are encouraged to have several alternate voting members ready in case their voting members are not comfortable attending an in-person assembly.

On-Site Accommodations

Overnight accommodations in university housing will not be available this year. Click here to see options.

Vendor/Display Tables

Vendor/display tables will not be available this year.

How to Determine a Congregation’s Voting Members

A congregation’s Assembly voting members can be determined by the following formula:

Please note:

  • A congregation’s called Rostered Ministers (pastor and deacon) are not included in the above formula.
  • A congregation with a Synodically Authorized Minister may have an additional lay voting member provided that additional lay voting member is their Synodically Authorized Minister. According to constitutional provisions, Synodically Authorized Ministers are not considered Rostered Ministers.
  • Retired rostered ministers not otherwise serving a congregation may be voting members provided they register and attend the Assembly.
  • Congregations are encouraged to have several alternates available in case their voting members are not able to attend an in-person assembly.
Nominating Process for Synod Council and Committees

The members of the synod’s Nominating Committee include:

The Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of nominees for consideration by the Synod Assembly. Please contact a committee member before April 8, 2022, if you would like to be considered for nomination to any of the below positions.

(Contact info for Nominating Committee members will be uploaded soon, once committee members confirm their preferred contact information)

Please note that any nomination not included on the Nominating Committee’s Slate of Nominees as included in the pre-assembly packet of information, will need to be a floor nomination. Floor nominees will be given the opportunity during the assembly to fill out a nominee bio form and once completed, the nominee bio will be made available to the assembly. Floor nominations may be made during the assembly meeting on Friday June 3, prior to the close of nominations.

Please note that the Nominating Committee is not involved with the bishop election process – the Bishop Election Committee oversees the process for election of a synod bishop.

 

Synod Council/Committees Positions

The following positions to synod council/committees are open for election to terms beginning in 2022:

Synod Officer
Vice-President, (4yr term 2022-26)

Synod Council (3yr terms)
Toledo Rostered Minister (2022-25)
Maumee Valley Lay (2022-25)
Youth/Young Adult (under age 30) (2022-25)
At Large Lay (2022-25)
Southwest Lay (2022-25)
Eastern Lay (2022-25)

Consultation Committee (6yr terms)
At Large Lay (2022-28)
At Large Rostered Minister (2022-28)

Discipline Committee (6yr terms)
At Large Lay (2022-28)
At Large Rostered Minister (2022-28)

Nominating Committee (3yr terms – slate of nominees prepared by Synod Council)
Toledo (2022-25)
Central (2022-25)
At Large (2022-25)

ELCA Church Council
Male Nominee to be voted on at 2022 CWA

The following positions to synod council/committees are open for election to terms beginning in 2023:

Synod Council (3yr terms)
Central Lay (2023-26)
Maumee Valley Rostered Minister (2023-26)
Eastern Rostered Minister (2023-26)
Southeast Rostered Minister (2023-26)
Toledo Lay (2023-26)
At Large Lay (2023-26)

Consultation Committee (6yr terms)
At Large Rostered Minister (2023-29)
At Large Lay (2023-29)

Discipline Committee
At Large Lay (2023-29)
At Large Rostered Minister (2023-29)

Nominating Committee (3yr terms – slate of nominees prepared by Synod Council)
Maumee Valley (2023-26)
Eastern (2023-26)
At Large (2023-26)

 

Resolutions and Memorials

Resolutions and Memorials may be submitted by completing the form below and submitting to assembly@nwos-elca.org The due date for resolutions is April 8, 2022.

Download Word Document

Once received, the Synod Council will work with the resolution authors to ensure the resolution is in order and will be included in the pre-assembly materials.

Resolutions submitted after the due date will only be accepted as resolutions from the floor (during the Assembly meeting) provided that the Assembly’s adopted Rules and Procedures allow them, and/or the Assembly otherwise acts to allow submission of resolutions from the floor.

 

Questions?

Please any questions you may have about 2022 Northwestern Ohio Synod Assembly to assembly@nwos-elca.org or by calling our office and leaving your question in the general mailbox 419-423-3664.

 

Housing Details

Hotel and Airbnb Information

Voting Members

$100.00

Rostered Minister

(Deacon or Pastor)
$100.00

Synodically Authorized Minister

$100.00

Retired Rostered Minister

(Deacon or Pastor)
$100.00

Non-Voting Members

$50.00

Volunteer Information

If you are interested in being considered as a 2022 Synod Assembly volunteer, thank you!

Please email assembly@nwos-elca.org with your name and how you are interested in serving.

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For the Renewal of Northwestern Ohio and the World

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