The Rev. Erv Bode, a former, long-time member of the Massachusetts Conference staff, has been appointed as an outside consultant to the two national search committees seeking, respectively, one candidate for Associate General Minister and one candidate for Executive Minister of Wider Church Ministries.
The two persons selected by the search committees will be presented first to their respective boards of directors at their 2003 spring meetings, the Executive Council (for Associate General Minister) and the WCM Board (for the WCM Executive Minister)
If nominated by those boards, they will be presented to General Synod 24, to be held in Minneapolis, July 11-15, 2003, for call by election to full, four-year terms.
Each search committee will meet in Cleveland the weekend of Sept. 13-15, 2002, and the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb 1, 2003.
Position applications will be available on Tuesday, Oct. 15, on the UCC web site www.ucc.org or by writing to The Rev. Erv Bode, United Church of Christ Search, P.O. Box 1177, Newburyport, MA 01950; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for receiving complete position applications is Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the same address.
Further details and the names of the members of both search committees are on the web site at www.ucc.org/ucnews/jun02/search.htm.