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Convention 2013: Nominees announced for Synod President, VPs, BOD (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

April 10th, 2013 29 comments

 St. Louis, July 20-25 Today the nominees were announced for LCMS President, First Vice-President, regional vice-presidents, and regional Board of Director lay members. The nominees are those who received the highest number of nominations from congregations and who then consented to serve if elected. (These nominations are in addition to the previously announced nominees for the various boards, commissions, and other offices.) PRESIDENT (To be elected in June, four weeks before the convention.) Matthew C. Harrison: 1,111 Herbert C. Mueller, Jr.: 140 David P. E. Maier: 126 FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT (Of these 22 names, the President-elect will pick five for the   More…

Convention 2013: Nominations Ballots, by February 20 (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

January 10th, 2013 No comments

 St. Louis, July 20-25 In early October all LCMS congregations were sent a mailing from the Office of the Secretary containing Official Nominations Ballots and return envelopes for the 2013 Elections. These ballots must be voted on, filled out, returned, and received properly, following particular instructions, by the February 20 deadline. My guess is that most congregations that are going to participate in this process will be doing so, now that Advent and Christmas are over, sometime during the next four or five weeks. Each congregation may nominate one or two ordained ministers for President of the Synod, as well   More…

Jesus First on low nominations: We meant to do that! (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

April 29th, 2010 58 comments

I’m sure you’ve seen a TV show or movie where the character slips and falls awkwardly, and then, in an attempt to save face, gets up and says, “I meant to do that!” Well, that’s kind of what the political organization Jesus First is doing now. In their April 2010 newsletter, they attempt to explain away the low nominations for their candidate by saying, in effect, “We meant to do that!” The candidate Jesus First has campaigned for–for four election cycles now–has fallen off badly in his number of nominations. President Jerry Kieschnick’s nomination numbers have dropped by 28% from   More…

Kieschnick: Low Nominations Mean High Satisfaction (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

April 24th, 2010 22 comments

Down is up, low is high, in President Kieschnick’s world. At least when it comes to nomination numbers. Low nominations mean high satisfaction. That’s the gist of President Kieschnick’s explanation for the nomination totals, according to a new story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In an article published today, “Synod’s conservatives send message in coming election,” Kieschnick is asked to explain the nomination numbers. Those numbers show Kieschnick receiving only 755 nominations, the lowest ever for an incumbent, while Matt Harrison received 1,332, the most ever for a non-incumbent. A total of 2,007 congregational nominating ballots for president were submitted.   More…

More info on declinations, nominations, and nominees (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

April 8th, 2010 2 comments

In our article, Nominations announced: Harrison tops ballot by wide margin, we reported and gave some analysis on the official notice of nominations for president and vice-presidents. Now, via a story in the Reporter Online, comes further information on the declinations, nominations, and nominees. Declinations: “Seventeen men received enough votes to be listed on the ballots for president, first vice-president, or second through fifth vice-presidents, but decided not to let their names stand.” That accounts for, just as we guessed, the huge gap between the third nominee’s 503 and the fourth and fifth nominees’ 5 and 3. Many men declined   More…

Nominations announced: Harrison tops ballot by wide margin (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

The names and numbers of nominations for Synod President were announced today, and the results are stunning. Matthew Harrison tops the ballot, and by a wide margin. The incumbent, Gerald Kieschnick, is second in nominations, his numbers far down from previous ballots. Herbert Mueller is next, and, after a long series of declinations, Carl Fickenscher and Daniel Gard complete the required ballot of five. The election will take place at the Synod’s convention in Houston, July 10-17. Here are the names and numbers: Matthew Harrison — 1,332 Gerald Kieschnick — 755 Herbert Mueller, Jr. — 503 Carl Fickenscher II —   More…

One congregation’s nominations and overtures (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

February 1st, 2010 4 comments

Below is an example of one congregation’s nominations and overtures for the Synod convention, from St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bonne Terre, Missouri, on January 31, 2010. (The deadline for nominations to be received is March 10, and the deadline for overtures is March 6.) NOMINATIONS PRESIDENT 1. Matthew Harrison St. Louis, Missouri 2. Herbert Mueller Waterloo, Illinois FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT 1. Herbert Mueller Waterloo, Illinois 2. Daniel Preus St. Louis, Missouri OTHER VICE-PRESIDENT 1. John Wohlrabe Geneseo, Illinois 2. Daniel Preus St. Louis, Missouri 3. David Adams St. Louis, Missouri 4. Scott Murray Houston, Texas OVERTURES To Overrule CCM Opinions   More…

Nominations are heating up! (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

January 9th, 2010 21 comments

It may be bitterly cold outside this January, but in the Missouri Synod, nominations are heating up! These next few weeks are prime time for congregational nominations for the offices of President, First Vice-President, and other Vice-Presidents. Some congregations nominated in November or December, and others will nominate in February or early March, but I would not be surprised if 60-80% of the congregations submitting nominations will be doing so sometime between now and the end of January. Are you interested in the direction our synod will be taking over the coming years? What happens at the synodical level sooner   More…

Nominating ballots have now arrived! (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

November 2nd, 2009 4 comments

Late last week the Secretary of the Synod mailed out to each congregation the official nominating ballot for the offices of President, First Vice-President, and Other Vice-Presidents. That official ballot is one of the most important pieces of mail your congregation will receive. Which names receive enough nominations to make the final slate of candidates, and how many nominations they receive–this is where your congregation can play an important role. The envelope your congregation has just received from the Office of the Secretary will have in it three items: the official nominating ballot; a printout of the bylaw (3.12) covering   More…

Last Call for Convention Nominations! (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

October 7th, 2009 4 comments

This Saturday, October 10, is the deadline for submitting nominations for the  various  officers, boards, and commissions to be elected at the convention in Houston.   Can you give this important matter an hour or two of your time between now and Saturday  and send in a nomination or three?    You need to look at a couple of pages of information  and fill out one form for each nominee and send it in. Here  is information on  the Positions to Nominate. Note that varying numbers of positions are to be filled, in various categories, Ordained Ministers, Commissioned Ministers (e.g.,   More…

Let’s Not Forget about the Convention Nominations (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

September 18th, 2009 6 comments

Right now we’re at the peak of the circuit forum season, with the election of convention delegates to be completed by October 10. But there’s another October 10 deadline we should not forget, and that’s the one for submitting recommendations for nomination to the various offices, boards, and commissions. The names of qualified ordained ministers, commissioned ministers, and laypersons are needed, in order to have a full slate of nominees for next summer’s convention. Are there persons you know who would be good serving in a synodical position of responsibility? Then get going on looking over the pages linked below,   More…