Nominations

2023 Annual Conference

Cincinnati, Ohio

You can help shape the future of the church! Each member of the Church of the Brethren is invited to recommend possible nominees for the 2023 Annual Conference ballot. As you pray about this, who comes to mind? Whom will the Lord prompt you to nominate?

Please make this “Request for Nominations” document (PDF) available to the leaders and members of your congregation and urge them to submit nominations. We need nominees from every part of the church. Submit all nominations by December 1, 2022. The earlier, the better!

To make a nomination

Complete a nomination form

If you’ve been nominated

Complete the nominee info form


Open positions

  • Moderator Elect

    One person, 3-year term

    Ineligible (past 4 Moderators): Samuel Sarpiya, Donita Keister, Paul Mundey, David Sollenberger

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  • Program and Arrangements Committee

    One person, 3-year term

    Ineligible (member completing a term in 2023): Beth Jarrett

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  • Mission and Ministry Board

    • from Area 2: Northern Ohio*, Southern Ohio/Kentucky, Northern Indiana, South/Central Indiana, Michigan, Illinois/Wisconsin

      Districts not represented on MMB the past 5 years are shown in italics. *not for past 10 years

      One person, 5-year term

    • from Area 3: Puerto Rico*, Shenandoah, Southeastern, Virlina, West Marva

      [Atlantic Southeast is not eligible because ASE already has two representatives on MMB]
      Districts not represented on MMB the past 5 years are shown in italics. *not for past 10 years

      One person, 5-year term

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  • Bethany Theological Seminary Trustee

    • Laity

      One person, 5-year term

    • Clergy

      One person, 5-year term

    The board requests nominees who are aware of the dramatic changes taking place in higher education, especially seminary education; or those who are aware of the issues of division in the denomination and changes in the larger church; or persons of color who can help the seminary have conversations about diversity; or persons who have corporate or executive leadership experience.

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  • Eder Financial Board (formerly Brethren Benefit Trust)

    One person, 4-year term

    The board requests nominees who have experience in finance, investments, or actuarial science working within a complex organizational structure

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  • On Earth Peace Board

    One person, 5-year term

    The board requests nominees who can help OEP “develop and walk with leaders and communities who work for justice and peace.” To participate in the board’s “values-based consensus” decision making process, each board member must complete a specialized 2.5-day training program in anti-racism, for which OEP covers costs.

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  • Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee

    One person, 5-year term – Laity
    Must be a compensation practitioner from the secular world – see more info below.

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Election procedures

For more information about nominations, view the complete Election procedures.

Call to Accountability

Read information about the Call to Accountability for Equality of
Representation on Annual Conference Ballots
(PDF).