2017 Nominations Process

The Conference Nominating Committee follows the process begun four years ago by having people submit Profile Sheets for their area of interest to be used as a guide to fill leadership vacancies annually and throughout the year. The focus and responsibility for being nominated is now shifted from the committee to individual clergy and laity of the NTC. The Profile Sheet serves as the first and primary resource for the committee to fill vacancies before anything else is considered.

The “Leadership Nominations Booklet” details all committees and positions available and is posted on the NTC website. Those interested in a position can use the booklet as a guide to research the opportunities and decide where they can best serve, based on position description and an individual’s gifts and graces. For our leadership groups to do effective, quality work, the members need to be people with a special interest in a specific area and the gifts to get the work done.

Interested persons may complete the Profile Sheet online by January 20, 2017. The profile sheet serves as the most important resource and provides the Nominations Committee with basic information that will allow the committee to place the most qualified person into a vacancy – with a commitment for inclusive leadership.

The recommended report by the Nominating Committee goes to the Core Leadership Team and Extended Cabinet to assure that the report is inclusive and represents NTC membership. The final report is presented at Annual Conference for approval.

We need clergy and laity to assist in the filling open leadership positions for the North Texas Conference so we have the most creative and productive groups working on behalf of our conference and local churches.

Please contact Serena Eckert by email at Care@TryFaith.org with any questions.

2017 Nominations Process Timeline

June 2016Nomination Booklet and Profile Sheet posted on NTC web site, sent to District Superintendents for distribution and made available to Annual Conference

June 2016 through January 20, 2017 – Signed Profile Sheets submitted to Office of the Assistant to the Bishop

January 20 through January 31, 2017 – Office of the Assistant to the Bishop compiles profiles

February 7, 2017 – Profiles made available for Nominations Committee at their meeting

February 7 through March 31, 2017 – Nominations Committee completes their report to be made ready for electronic review by Extended Cabinet and Core Leadership Team (CLT)

April 1 through April 15, 2017 – Nominations Committee report finalized

April 28, 2017 – Nominations Committee report to Office of the Assistant to the Bishop

June 4 or June 6, 2017 – The Nominations Report is presented to the Annual Conference for confirmation or other nominations from the floor.

Nominations Booklet

Nominations Profile Sheet

Current Vacancies for 2017

  • Core Leadership Team
    Metro District Lay Rep. (ME District Elects)
  • Conference Nominating Committee
    Metro District Lay Rep. (ME District Elects)
  • Board of Trustees – Class of 2017
    Three members
  • Board of Pension & Health Benefits
    One laywoman
  • Commission on Archives & History
    Two members
  • Memoirs Committee
    Two members

2017 Nominating Committee Members

Chairperson: Serena Eckert
Vice Chair: Jeff Bouis, Conference Lay Leader

Danny Soliz, Conference Lay Leader Elect

East District:
Rev. Vic Casad – District Superintendent
Melba Harris

Metro District:
Rev. Cammy Gaston – District Superintendent
Kent Roberts

North Central District:
Rev. Ron Henderson – District Superintendent
Leslie Maynard

Northwest District:
Rev. Marvin Guier – District Superintendent
Rick Simmons