General Minister and President Renomination Process
Dear Members of the United Church of Christ,
The Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer will complete a four-year term as General Minister and President on August 1, 2019. In the fall of 2018, The United Church of Christ Board of Directors (“UCCB”), the body responsible for nominating the General Minister and President to the General Synod, will receive a report regarding the Renomination of Rev. Dorhauer from its Renomination Committee. The UCCB must then decide whether to recommend Rev. Dorhauer to the 32nd General Synod for “call by election” to a second term.
The Renomination Committee has sought feedback from: all persons who have served on the Executive Committee of the UCCB during the General Minister and President’s term in office; current members of the Cabinet of Council of Conference Ministers; leaders of all groups with a seat on the United Church of Christ Board, where those persons are not among the members described above; three presidents of Seminaries of the United Church of Christ; three ecumenical peers who would have knowledge of the General Minister and President’s work and leadership; ten persons who have served as moderators of Conferences of the United Church of Christ during the General Minister and President’s term of office; the two Officers of the Church, and National Staff. Rev. Dorhauer will also be interviewed by the Renomination Committee.
Additionally, any member of the United Church of Christ may use this web page to comment on Rev. Dorhauer’s work and leadership during his tenure as General Minister and President. If you would like to do so, please fill in the fields below, type your comment, and click submit.
Your submission will go by direct email to Frank Bolden, current Chair of the UCCB who is also chairing the Renomination Committee. Your name will be held in confidence. The other members of the Renomination Committee are: Maritza Angulo de Gonzalez, Aisha Brown, Dennis Coy, John Folk, Kevin Graham, Penny Lowes and Keith Mills.
The Renomination Committee is scheduled to deliver a summary report and recommendation to the UCCB by September 15, 2018. At its fall meeting, to be held in October 2018 in Cleveland, OH, the UCCB will vote on whether to renominate the General Minister and President for call by election to another term. The deadline for comments via this web page is September 1, 2018.
Grace and Peace be with you,
Frank A. Bolden
Chair of The United Church of Christ Board