An excused absence is required of all ordained and commissioned ministers unable to attend the convention.
Please use Sentence Case when entering names: John, Mary, Airport Drive, Slidell (not lowercase or UPPERCASE: john/JOHN, mary/MARY, airport drive/AIRPORT DRIVE, slidell/SLIDELL).
Questions about excused absences may be directed to Mrs. Daisy Olmstead (email@example.com or 985-635-4382).
Synod Bylaw 4.2.3:
All nonvoting ordained and commissioned ministers who are members of the Synod within the district shall, unless they present a valid excuse, serve as advisory delegates.
(a) They are entitled to voice and vote on a floor committee, if appointed, and to voice in the convention.
(b) All advisory delegates* are expected to attend all sessions of the convention.
(c) Those advisory delegates* whose office in the Synod, district, or other agency imposes professional or service requirements on which full and regular convention attendance makes undue demands, shall nevertheless, in consultation with their supervisory boards, arrange for their own partial or occasional attendance and participation in accordance with policies established by their supervisory boards.
* Failing the congregational ratification of the constitutional amendment of Res. 9-05 (see Handbook preface), Bylaw 4.2.3 (b–c) will continue to read “advisory members” rather than “advisory delegates.”