Amended constitutional provisions S9.05., S9.06., and S9.07. to align with the Constitution for Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Nominated and elected Jennifer R. Lau as synod vice president.
Nominated and elected Joseph M. Stepansky to a second term as synod treasurer.
Ratified conference nominees as voting members and alternate voting members of the 2022 Churchwide Assembly.
Amended provision †S3.01. of the constitution to refer to the Klingerstown Lutheran Parish in Schuylkill County.
Amended provision S7.12. of the constitution to clarify those who may call and vote at a special synod assembly.
Amended provision S7.35. of the constitution for consistency of capitalization.
Amended provision S12.06. of the constitution for clarity and consistency of language.
Elected Synod Council members, members of the Consultation Committee and Committee on Discipline, and voting members at-large of the Churchwide Assembly.
Adopted the proposed budget for FY 2022 of $2,305,000.
Adopted the beginning minimum base salary and housing allowance for 2021 of $53,875 for ministers of Word and Sacrament who serve full time at the time of their ordination and the beginning minimum salary for 2021 when housing is provided of $37,480 for ministers of Word and Sacrament who serve full time at the time of their ordination.
Adopted the beginning minimum base salary and housing allowance for 2022 of $55,170 for ministers of Word and Sacrament who serve full time at the time of their ordination and the beginning minimum salary for 2022 when housing is provided of $38,380 for ministers of Word and Sacrament who serve full time at the time of their ordination.
Adopted the beginning minimum salary for 2021 of $48,530 for ministers of Word and Service who serve full time at the time of their ordination.
Adopted the beginning minimum salary for 2022 of $50,960 for ministers of Word and Service who serve full time at the time of their ordination.
Adopted continuing resolution S7.11.01.r.A20. (setting the date range for the regular synod assembly).
Removed bylaws S7.11.01. (stipulates precise dates for the Synod Assembly) and S10.06.01. (to be relocated).
Adopted bylaws S7.11.01. and S10.08.01. from the ELCA Constitution for Synods.
Adopted bylaw S12.02.02. to establish when changes to the number or boundaries of conferences resulting from the sexennial review take effect.
Adopted new bylaw S16.01.01. (includes all ministry groups under the provisions of indemnification).
Adopted the recommended amendments to the synod constitution and bylaws S7.13., S7.22., S7.26., S7.27., S8.01.01., S8.11.01., S8.14., S10.04. including renumbering through S10.08., S13.25., S13.40., S14.14., S14.17., S14.42., S15.14. from the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly.
Adopted largely editorial amendments to synod bylaws 03.05., S6.03.06., S6.03.07., S6.03.08., S6.03.09., S6.03.10., S8.14.01., S9.03.01., S9.03.02., S10.01.01., S10.01.03., S10.01.04., S10.06.05., S10.06.06., S10.06.07., S10.06.08., S11.01.02., S11.01.03., S11.01.04., S11.01.05., S11.01.06., S11.01.07., S11.01.08., S11.01.09., S11.01.10., S11.01.11., S11.04.01., S11.05.01., S12.02.01., S12.03.01.,S12.03.03., S12.03.04., S12.04.01., S12.04.02., S12.04.03., S12.05.01., S12.05.02., S12.05.03., S13.11.01., S16.02.01., and S18.21.01. to be consistent with the changes from the Churchwide Assembly and to remove limitations to committee composition.
Amended bylaw S12.01.01. to reduce the number of conferences to thirteen and consolidate the West Cumberland and West Shore Conferences into the Cumberland Conference.
Amended continuing resolutions S9.12.r.A08., S11.01.r.C16., and 03.r.A96. of the Lower Susquehanna Synod for clarity and consistency of language.