Petition 81271

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Lay Member of AC and SPRC (81271-LC-¶259.2a)

Amend ¶259.2a as follows:
  
a) The committee shall be composed of not fewer than five nor more than nine persons representative of the total charge. One of the members shall be a young adult and one member may be a youth. In addition, the lay leader and a lay member of the annual conference shall be a member s . No staff member or immediate family member of a pastor or staff member may serve on the committee. Only one person from an immediate family residing in the same household shall serve on the committee.

Rationale

We ask the Lay Member to Annual Conference to attend annual conference, the board or council, Finance Committee and SPRC Committee. The Lay Member may not be an appropriate addition to the SPRC and best relates through board/council and finance.