Methodists/Chairman board of trustees
I am serving my first term on my churches board of trustees, my question is can our chairman stay on for more than one year if we as the trustee members elect a majority vote to keep our chairman on longer even though the paster says he he no longer wants him on , but the pastor is not a member on the board. So I am assuming that the pastor does not have the power to decide this , but it is up to the board of trustees to determine whether or not the chairman can continue on and serve for more than one year? Please give me a call as well I would love to speak with you about some issues regarding the book of discipline. My cell is 2524898032 or 2524808031 Michael or Autumn Melson.
Autumn - it's Matthew 18:15-17 about conflict resolution.
Thanks for writing. I'm looking forward to speaking to you this afternoon.
¶2530 states that the Board of Trustees must meet after the Board is established once a year and elect a chairperson.
¶2525 states that the pastor does not get to vote unless he is elected a member.
¶2526 states that members can succeed themselves, i.e., be elected back to back and presumably as Chair if so elected.
So, the way I interpret it, the Pastor can only use any influence he has to try to prevent the chair from being elected, but just because he doesn't like him is not a valid reason. The choice is 100% up to the Board of Trustees themselves.