2020 Nominees for Executive Council, Court of Adjudication and Board of Regents Announced

The 2020 Nominating Committee presents the candidates named below for positions to be elected at the August Mission Convocation. We believe that all the individuals named are qualified and would do well in their service if elected.

Executive Council

During the interim between Convocations, the Executive Council shall implement the work and policies of the NALC and shall act for the NALC, subject in all matters to review of its actions by subsequent Convocations.

Each year the Convocation elects one pastor and one layperson to the Executive Council for four-year terms. The 2020 clergy candidates are as follow (name, current congregation and nominating congregation):

The Rev. Dr. Catherine Braasch, St. John’s Lutheran Church – Lake Township, Fort Wayne, Indiana; nominated by First English Lutheran Church, Marysville, Ohio

The Rev. Susan Elizabeth Fox, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ridgway, Pennsylvania; nominated by Advent Lutheran Church, North Charleston, South Carolina

The Rev. Dr. Franklin J. Gore, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida; nominated by St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida

The Rev. Carl Rasmussen, First Lutheran Church, Kirkland, Illinois; nominated by Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, Waterville, Iowa

The 2020 lay candidates are as follows (name, current congregation and nominating congregation/nominating delegates):

Ms. Lynn Kickingbird, Peace Lutheran Church, Edmond, Oklahoma; nominated by Peace Lutheran Church, Edmond, Oklahoma

Dr. Beverly Miller, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sarver, Pennsylvania; nominated by delegates: The Rev. Shawn W. Smith (St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sarver, Pennsylvania), The Rev. Carl A. Johnson (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kittanning, Pennsylvania), The Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Court of Adjudication

The Court of Adjudication has jurisdiction to decide appeals from disciplinary decision, questions regarding interpretation of the NALC’s governing documents, and claims that any person, body or entity has violated the governing documents of the NALC.

This year one individual, clergy or lay, will be elected to a four-year term on the Court of Adjudication. The 2020 candidates are as follows (name, current congregation and nominating congregation):

Mr. Samuel Duncomb, Peace Lutheran Church, Northwood, Iowa; nominated by Peace Lutheran Church, Northwood, Iowa

Board of Regents

The NALS Board of Regents is a group of 9 to 12 people who commit their time and talents to act as the governing body of the North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS). Among their numerous duties, the Board of Regents appoints, advises and evaluates the president of the NALS and also determine the hiring of faculty members and staff persons.

This year three individuals, clergy or lay, will be elected to a six-year term on the Board of Regents. The 2020 candidates are as follows (name, current congregation and nominating congregation):

The Rev. Maurice C. Frontz, III, St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; nominated by St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Rev. Paul Gruetter, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Montpelier, Ohio; nominated by Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, Ohio

The Rev. Dr. Paul Krueger, First Lutheran Church, Washburn, North Dakota; nominated by Peace Lutheran Church, Devils Lake, North Dakota

The Rev. James Lehmann, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Thomasboro, Illinois; nominated by Immanuel Lutheran Church, Thomasboro, Illinois

The Rev. Daryl Olson, Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Outlook, Saskatchewan; nominated by Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Outlook, Saskatchewan

The Rev. Christopher Ryan Porter, Advent Lutheran Church, Winchester, Virginia; nominated by Trinity Lutheran Church, Warrenton, Virginia

The Rev. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Troutman, North Carolina; nominated by Christ the King Lutheran Church, De Soto, Illinois

The Rev. Dr. Eric Waters, St. John Lutheran Church, Boerne, Texas; nominated by St. John Lutheran Church, Boerne, Texas

Mr. Roger Weyersberg, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Owosso, Michigan; nominated by Redeemer Lutheran Church, Owosso, Michigan

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