It’s Ventures in Youth Ministry registration time! To register, visit lutheranweek.com.
Join us Aug. 5-6 in Indianapolis, Ind., for our third Ventures in Youth Ministry Symposium. This is a time of gathering youth ministry folks together for learning, sharing and renewal.
We will meet that Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday 9 a.m. to noon. We will have presentations and discussions around the topics of developing spiritual disciplines and ministry skills into young people and adult volunteers.
Registrants will be encouraged to bring and share best practices. We will also meet in affinity groups so you can meet peers from around the country who work in similar situations. We are strongest when we learn from each other.
Twelve pastors have been nominated to serve as the next bishop of the North American Lutheran Church. The names of the nominees, as well as the names of nominees for Executive Council and Court of Adjudication, were announced May 10 by the 2019 NALC Nominating Committee. Biographical information on the nominees is published in this report from the Nominating Committee:
The 2019 NALC Convocation will elect the bishop when it meets August 8-9 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Rev. John Bradosky, who has served the NALC as bishop since 2011, has announced that he is not available for reelection.
No further nominations are accepted until the 2019 NALC Convocation, at which time any delegate to the Convocation may nominate additional candidates for bishop.
To prepare for the election process for bishop, the Executive Council provided a booklet of prayers encouraging NALC members to engage in prayer and discernment leading up to the election. The prayer booklet and information on the election process may be found online at thenalc.org/election.
The Convocation will elect one lay person and one pastor to four-year terms on the Executive Council. Five pastors and three lay people have been nominated. Additional nominations for Executive Council must be submitted to the Nominating Committee by June 24.
The nominees for the lay position of Executive Council are: Ms. Rebecka V. Andrae, a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Ms. Rosemary Johnson, a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. Mr. Scott Kramer, a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Boerne, Texas.
The Convocation will elect two members of the Court of Adjudication to four-year terms. Three pastors and a lay person have been nominated for the Court of Adjudication. Additional nominations for the Court of Adjudication must be submitted to the Nominating Committee by June 24.
The Court of Adjudication decides appeals from disciplinary decisions and questions regarding interpretation of the NALC’s governing documents.
The nominees for the Court of Adjudication are: The Rev. Jennifer Gold of Helotes, Texas, director of Commission Expeditions and a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Boerne, Texas. The Rev. Leslie Haines of Fort Wayne, Indiana, chaplain and executive director of Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministry and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Lake Township near Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Rev. Marty Ramey of Dallas, North Carolina, an interim pastor and a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Gastonia, North Carolina. Mr. Allyn Ray Rub of Llano, Texas, a retired police officer and a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Llano, Texas.