Network Board Nominations Being Taken!

Dear Network Members,

The ELCA Youth Ministry Network is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its Board of Directors.

The Network board is tasked with providing vision, direction and policies for the ELCA Youth Ministry Network.  It’s role is to be thinking ahead; to be wondering about the state and the future of faith formation within the ELCA and the church as a whole, and to think about how the Network may best serve as congregational CYF leaders move into that future.

The board meets face-to-face three times every year:  Typically in October, in January or February (at the Extravaganza) and again in April or May.  Attendance at these meetings is expected.  In addition, there are some online meetings that take place and a small amount of committee work.

The Network is seeking leaders who are willing to give of their time, energy, expertise and passion for ministry alongside young people.  Previous leadership experience is helpful, as is a working knowledge of the Network.

Terms on the board run 3 years.  Board members terms may be renewed for an additional 3 years.

The Nominating Committee is tasked seeking qualified candidates, presenting a slate of these candidates to the Board to fill vacancies.  The board then approves this slate, or sends it back to the Nominating Committee for additional work.

This year’s Nominating Committee is made up of Yvonne Steindal (Rapid City, SD); Julie Miller (Denver, CO); Lisa Gray (Canby, OR); Jamie Travers (Devils Lake, ND) and Manuel Retamoza (San Diego, CA).

More information on the Network Board of Directors can be found on their web page, at

Both nominations of self, as well as nominations of others are accepted. Nominations can be made at   The nomination process will close on October 15, 2012.

Please give prayer and discernment to who might serve well and please submit good, quality names into the nominating process.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.


Rev. Todd Buegler
Executive Director; ELCA Youth Ministry Network

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