The Officers of the Congregation
The President shall:
a. Preside, in a Christian and orderly manner, at meetings of the Voters’ Assembly;
b. Serve as an advisory member of all Special Ministries;
c. See to it that the resolutions of the Voters’ Assembly are carried out;
d. Appoint a Task Force for Review which shall provide an annual independent audit of the financial status of the congregation using accepted accounting standards and methods;
e. Appoint a Task Force for a periodic review of the Constitution and By-laws which shall:
e1. Submit in a timely manner all amendments to the Constitution and By-laws for review by the Constitution Committee of the District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to which the congregation belongs; and
e2. Recommend appropriate amendments for adoption by the Voters’ Assembly to keep the Constitution and By-laws current and consistent.
f. Appoint such other Task Forces as may be appropriate;
g. Appoint representatives to outside agencies and other positions for which these By-laws make no provision; and
h. Report all appointments to the Voters’ Assembly.
The President-elect shall:
a. Assume the duties of the President:
a1. at the end of his/her term,
a2. during his/her absence or
a3. in case of a vacancy in the office of President; and
b. Perform such tasks as may be assigned to him/her by the President.
The Secretary shall:
a. Keep, in a book provided by and remaining the property of the congregation, an exact record of all resolutions of all formal meetings of the Voters’ Assembly. This book shall be kept up to date and be available for review by any Confirmed member of the congregation on request.
b. Submit Minutes of all meetings of the Voters’ Assembly for approval at the next regular formal meeting of the Voter’s Assembly.
c. Record minutes of all Council meetings for approval at the next Council meeting.
The Financial Secretary shall:
a. Be responsible for collecting all income of the congregation and making deposits of such income in a secure place;
b. Assure that an accurate account is kept of receipts. These records shall be and remain the property of the congregation;
c. Keep the books of account open for inspection by an appointed Task Force for Review.
The Treasurer shall:
a. Be responsible for payment, in a timely manner, for all expenses authorized by the Voters’ Assembly;
b. Assure that an accurate account is kept of disbursements. These records shall be and remain the property of the congregation;
c. Make a full written report at all regular formal meetings of the Voters’ Assembly and at regular Council meetings;
d. Be responsible for an accurate accounting of all assets of the congregation and of all outstanding indebtedness of the congregation; and
e. Keep the books of account open for inspection by an appointed Task Force for Audit.
The Task Force for review shall be composed of people who are not directly involved in keeping the congregation’s financial records and who are considered competent for the task whether or not they have formal credentials.