The Nominating Committee of the Southwest California Synod invites members of synod congregations to prayerfully consider if God is calling them to serve on Synod Council or on a Synod Committee. Elections to fill these positions will take place at the 2020 Synod Assembly, taking place May 28 - 30 on the campus of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Descriptions of the duties of each open position are linked below. If you are considering serving on the Synod Council, please read the
Synod Council Conflict of Interest Policy here
We are looking for candidates who have a desire to share their experience, knowledge and passion as leaders in the synod. We need good listeners, critical thinkers, folks with an openness to the Spirit, and a willingness to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns.
The Constitution of the Southwest California Synod states that "no more than four members of the Synod Council, with the exception of the Bishop, may be from the same Conference."
Any congregational member in good standing may be nominated and, if elected, serve on the Endowment, Consultation, and Discipline Committees, regardless of their home Conference.
Please note that nomination forms for all positions must be submitted no later than Monday, April 27, 2020
. Those who wish to be considered for open positions who have not submitted their form by that date must be nominated from the Synod Assembly floor.
The following committee positions are open:
Endowment Committee Member-at-Large
(two open positions)
(one open position)
(two open positions)
The following council positions are open:
Synod Council Vice-President
This position must be filled by a layperson
Synod Council Member-at-Large
(six open positions)
These positions must be filled by one male clergy person, three female laypeople, and two female clergy people
If you are interested in serving as a Conference Representative for the Twin Valleys, Tehachap, or South Bay Conference, contact your Conference Dean. Conference Representatives are elected at Spring Conference Assemblies and confirmed at Synod Assembly.
(Twin Valleys, South Bay, and Tehachapi Conferences)