Discipline ¶1905

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  ¶  1905. Organization-The General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns shall be organized quadrennially in conformity with ¶¶ 705-710. In addition:
1. The commission shall elect from its membership a chairperson and other officers as it may determine.
2. There shall be an executive committee of the commission with powers as determined by the commission.  
3. The general secretary shall be a member of the commission executive committee without vote.
4. The general secretary, in relationships with other churches, shall be referred to as the ecumenical staff officer for The United Methodist Church, in conformity with common practice in other churches.
5. The commission shall meet annually and at such other times as it shall deem necessary. A majority of the members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.
6. The general commission shall elect its general secretary and its associate general secretary(ies) annually by ballot (¶ 713). Other staff may be elected or appointed as the general commission shall determine.55
7. The responsibilities of the general secretary are to be defined by the commission.  
55. See Judicial Council Decisions 496, 499.