West Virginia - Western Maryland Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Rostered Minister's Report to Bishop
The governing documents of our church state the
Pursuant to these provisions, all rostered leaders (under
call or not) are required to submit said report by 3 March
2018. An accepted report form may be downloaded from the
ELCA Office of the Secretary Website. The report form is
in PDF. Be sure to save the report before exiting or you
will lose your information. After completing, email to
Bishop@WV-WMD.org with the subject line, "Rostered
Minister Report." If you have questions about how to
complete the report, contact +Riegel. Here are the links.
Select the report that is appropriate to you.
Pastoral Compensation Guidelines Posted
The guidelines for 2018 pastoral compensation are posted
committee has been appointed by Synod Council to review
the guidelines and make proposed changes for the 2019
pastoral compensation guidelines. Covered in this review,
in addition to the base salary and standard allowances,
will be continuing education, sabbaticals, family leave,
and recommendations related to health insurance.
Synod Clergy Continuing Education
At the Winter 2018 Synod Clergy Continuing Education
Event, the presbyteral college elected to establish a
committee for the design, planning, and management of
synod sponsored clergy continuing education with one
representative from each of the four conferences, the
representatives to be selected and name transmitted to the
bishop prior to the end of February. No definitive plans
have been made for a Fall 2018 as of this point. It is
worth noting that CA97.2.7(a)(1)(a) encourages "a minimum
of 50 contact hours per year of intentional continuing
education, or 150 contact hours each three-year period."
Synod Cont. Ed, as we currently have it configured, only
provides 8-10 per year.
The WV Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic-United Methodist
Dialogue will be held 10-12 September 2018 at the John
XXIII Pastoral Center, Charleston, WV. The theme is "Vows
that Matter: Baptism, Confirmation, and Ordination." This
event usually provides 10-12 contact hours. Scholarships
are available for first time participants.
West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod, 412 Fairmont Avenue, Suite #3, Fairmont, WV 26554
304-363-4030 + Porter@WV-WMD.org