Call for Nominations to ELCIC’s National Church Council and Court of Adjudication.

Elections will be held at the 2022 Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Convention in Calgary, Alberta July 12-15, 2022 for vacant positions on the National Church Council and the Court of Appeal.

*The PDF version of this document can be found here.

For National Church Council, according to the Administrative Bylaws,

Section 1. The procedure for nominations in general shall be as follows:

d. The Committee on Nominations shall select two (2) nominees for each vacancy having concern for inclusive representation and the particular needs of the National Church Council and Court of Appeal and also for geographical and synodical distribution, but nominating no person holding an elected position whose term does not expire at the time of the convention. 

Section 2. In addition to the officers, the National Church Council shall consist of five (5) rostered members, one (1) from each synod; five (5) laypersons, one (1) from each synod; and one (1) layperson at large from the synod with the most baptized members. There shall be one (1) additional member appointed by the Council of General Synod (COGS) of the Anglican Church of Canada for a term to be determined by COGS. 

For Court of Appeal, according to the Administrative Bylaws,

Section 1. The Court of Appeal shall consist of five (5) members, three (3) lay and two (2) rostered, who shall be elected by the convention for a term of three (3) years. No member may hold a position on National Church Council, Synod Council or a synodical committee for theological education and leadership. No member shall serve more than two (2) consecutive terms. A vacancy occurring ad interim may be filled by the National Church Council until the next regular convention, which shall fill the unexpired term. 

The Committee on Nominations is required to nominate two persons for each position to be filled on National Church Council and Court of Appeal. All nominations shall provide a completed “Biographical Data Form.” For a link to the “Biographical Data Form,” go to the home page of the ELCIC web site located at; select the drop-down box “What we do” and then choose the option “National Convention.” There you will find the “Elections” link.

The online form can also be completed here. 

The deadline for submission of nominations is Friday, February 11, 2022. 

Linda Grainger, 
National Secretary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada 
600 – 177 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 0W5


The following list indicates the vacancies to be filled at the National Convention to be held July 12-15, 2022. The Committee on Nominations will provide a slate of nominations which will be included in the Bulletin of Reports. At the time of the convention, opportunity shall be given for nominations from the floor.


  • Vice Chair – 3 years (ecclesiastic ballot)
  • Treasurer – (3 years (nominated by National Church Council)
  • Secretary – (3 years (nominated by National Church Council)

National Church Council

  • BC – Rostered – 3 Years
  • BC – Lay – 3 Years
  • ABT – Rostered – 3 Years
  • ABT – Lay – 3 Years
  • SK – Rostered – 3 Years
  • SK – Lay – 3 Years
  • MNO – Rostered – 3 Years
  • MNO – Lay – 3 Years
  • EAST – Rostered – 3 Years
  • EAST – Lay – 3 Years

Court of Appeal
(no designated Synod representation)

  • Lay – 3 Years
  • Lay – 3 Years
  • Lay – 3 Years
  • Rostered – 3 Years
  • Rostered – 3 Years


  • BC – British Columbia Synod
  • ABT – Synod of Alberta and the Territories
  • SK – Saskatchewan Synod
  • MNO – Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod
  • EAST – Eastern Synod