The Role of the Governing Board

The role of the members of the Governing Board is defined in the UFMCC Bylaws, Article V.E.4.:

GOVERNING BOARD: The Governing Board is that body authorized by the General Conference to carry on the governance of the UFMCC between General Conferences in an orderly manner. The Governing Board is composed of nine (9) persons, four (4) of whom shall be lay persons and four (4) of whom shall be clergypersons plus the Moderator, elected by the General Conference to be responsible for the governance of UFMCC finances and operations and to serve as the corporation’s Board of Directors, having charge of all matters pertaining to Articles of Incorporation, all documents of legal organization, property, and finances of the UFMCC. The Governing Board shall exercise all corporate powers subject to the provisions and limitations of these bylaws and any other applicable laws.

  1. QUALIFICATIONS: Members of the Governing Board must be members in good standing within the Fellowship who, in the sole discretion of the UFMCC, have spiritual quality and leadership, are mature, have sound judgment, and have a proven record of accomplishment. Consideration will be given to elect members with diverse perspectives, core competencies, and complementary skills consistent with the required functions and responsibilities of the Governing Board.
  2. GOVERNING BOARD CHARTER: A Charter of the Governing Board shall define the functions, responsibilities and structures of the Governing Board. The Charter shall be affirmed by a majority vote of the General Conference and included as an addendum to UFMCC Bylaws.
  3. TERM OF OFFICE: The term of office for members of the Governing Board shall be six years, with the exception that General Conference XXIV shall elect two (2) lay persons and two (2) clergy persons to three-year terms until the next General Conference, when two (2) lay persons and two (2) clergy persons shall be elected to six-year terms.