The Network Board of Directors is the team tasked with creating the vision for, and stewarding the ELCA Youth Ministry Network. The board is made up of seven individuals, who each serve a 3 year term. The term can be renewed one time.
This year, there are two board positions are up for appointment. Those positions are currently being served by Tom Schwolert and Sue Megrund. Both Sue and Tom have indicated a willingness to serve again.
The Network operates a ‘gift based’ board. In other words, the board, as it looks at its strategic plan and vision, determines what gifts are best needed on the board to serve the mission. We then seek nominees who have those gifts.
Given the Network Board’s current work on a new strategic plan, they determined that gifts that are important for new board members would be an ability to do “vision work” and to think strategically, and experience in Network leadership.
Once someone is nominated (nominations by oneself are weighted equally with those nominated by another person) the nominating committee examines all of the nominations, and works to determine who has the gifts that best meet the needs of the Network. Those finalists then have their references checked, and then in an online meeting, the committee makes a recommendation to the board, who either accepts or rejects the slate of nominees.
All nominees then receive a notification, and the new board members are made public, probably in mid-November.
We are hopeful for gifted candidates. If you are interested in serving on the board, or know someone who would serve well, please direct them to our Board Nomination Form.