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AC 2021 Legislative Consent Calendar A
2021 Consent Calendar A
Submitted to the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference
By the Legislative Assembly
(As per rule: 2.041)
The Legislative Assembly convened April 23rd and 24th, 2021, and approved the following Consent Calendars:
Consent Calendar A (a majority vote to adopt):
- Action Request #1, Revisions for Conference Rule 10.011.
- Action Request #2, Revisions for Scholarship Policies of the Board of Ordained Ministry.
- Action Request #5, Clarify Sexual Ethics Policy to Include Retired Clergy in Requirements.
- Action Request #7, Delete Conference Rule 10.042.
- Action Request #10, New Conference Rule 2.041c.
- Action Request #13, Join the Oregon Interfaith Solar Campaign.
Those members of Legislative Assembly present and voting included: Jan Nelson, Mike Benischek, Laura Beville, Warren Light, Ria Galo, Ted Myers, Tom Orquiza-Renardo, Brenda Sene, Scott Allen, Sharon Bryan, Wendy Woodworth, Donna Ward, Steve Ross, Steve Mitchell, Mark Bateman, Fungalei Taufoou, Jessica Connor, Amanda Gayle Reed, June Fothergill, and John Tucker.
By rule the Annual Conference highly values the representative composition of the Legislative Assembly. Specifically, the membership of the Legislative Assembly “...shall be representative of the Annual Conference as a whole, with effort made to balance gender, age, ethnic and national origin, theological perspective, and socioeconomic location (rule 2.024).”
A good faith effort was made to achieve these representative goals, and the membership of 2021 Legislative Assembly did include many individuals of diverse gender, age, ethnic and national origin, theological perspective, and socioeconomic location.
Several members of the Legislative Assembly were not able to participate or had resigned their positions, in response to the extenuating circumstances of the pandemic and/or the extended term of service beyond the quadrennium.
The conference Nominations Committee shall continue to work with District Superintendents, committee chairpersons, and other leaders to continue to make progress in the diverse composition of the Legislative Assembly.