Board ElectionsThe network may elect up to three new board members this year. We strive to have all regions of the ELCA represented and currently lack board members from Regions 2 and 3. Board members serve a three-year term and are eligible for reelection to a second term. Because of our shortened time for LEIRN business this year, please consider your interest in serving on the board now, and let President Chris Olkiewicz (email@example.com) know before April 16, if possible. Members from all regions, not just 2 and 3, are eligible.
Annual ReportWe ask all LEIRN members to complete a brief online report before coming to NWCU. You may access the report at this link -- https://goo.gl/forms/dMsyCZnwwDPawTwL2 . If you are not able to come to NWCU, you are encouraged still to submit a report by the April 9 deadline. The report collects information that our Churchwide staff find valuable, and your participation is greatly appreciated.
TreasurerThe treasurer position for the network is vacant at this time. Any currently appointed representative is eligible to serve as treasurer. If you're interested, please contact Chris Olkiewicz or any member of the board. The treasurer is appointed by the board and serves as a board member.
Lutheran Ecumenical and Interreligious Representatives Network
Annual Meeting—Silver Spring, MD
Monday, April 16, 2018
8:30 a.m. Registration opens
10:00 a.m. Executive Board Meeting
11:30 a.m. LEIRN Newcomers Lunch
If this is your first LEIRN meeting, come to the registration table at 11:30, and the board will take you to lunch.
1:00 - 2:30 ELCA Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations Update
Kathryn Lohre, Executive for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations
Kathryn Johnson, Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:30 Theological Education and Formation
A discussion of how seminarians and theological students become equipped for ecumenical and inter-religious engagement in their ministries.
The Rev. Dr. Kit Kleinhans, Dean, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University
3:30 - 4:15 ELCA Draft Inter-Religious Policy Statement
Please read the statement in preparation for this discussion of the statement and ways of engaging in the public comment process. Click to download “A Declaration of Our Inter-Religious Commitment” or go to elca.org/ecumenical.
4:15 - 4:30 Board Elections