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What are the pastor’s voting privileges on committees?


The pastor is the administrative officer of the local church and therefore is an ex officio member of most committees (¶ 244.3, 2012 Book of Discipline). Ex officio members are members of a committee by virtue of their office, not because they were elected. Unless otherwise specified by the Book of Discipline, ex officio members have both voice and vote.

The exceptions, as directed by Judicial Council decision #500, are the board of trustees and the pastor-parish relations committee. The pastor is not an ex officio member of either.