Board of Directors Nominations

Upper Room Board Member Nominations

Thank you for taking the time to nominate an Upper Room community member to be considered for a term of service on the Upper Room Board of Directors. Please take some time to read the following information before filling out the nomination form linked below. If you have any questions about the nominating process please email board@urminneapolis.org.

Upper Room Board Vision

The purpose of the Upper Room board is to serve the lead pastor and staff of Upper Room, providing prayer, support and oversight. The board supports the lead pastor and staff by speaking into the vision and direction of Upper Room as well as the ongoing activities of the community. The board’s specific duties include, approving the annual Upper Room budget, providing input to major decisions and new initiatives, and advising on staffing. The board also acts as a liaison between the community and staff, providing feedback to the staff regarding things that we see and hear within the community. In our regular meetings, the board offers ideas, feedback, and strategic thinking, in addition to providing ongoing accountability and prayerful support of the staff and community. 

 

The Nomination Phase

  • We solicit nominations from our current board, the UR staff and community members

  • Once we have our pool of candidates the board and staff will review/prioritize the nominations

  • The Nominating Team will interview prioritized candidates

 

What we consider when reviewing/discerning nominations

  • Gender, age and stage of life equity among board members

  • Current board officer status (Is our chair, vice-chair or treasurer transitioning off the Board?)

  • We seek to diversify the gifts, strengths and life experiences of board members

 

Whom should I consider nominating?

  • Someone who calls UR their church home and is aligned with the culture of our community

  • Someone who can wholeheartedly affirm UR’s mission and values, as well as our statement of faith and core beliefs

  • Someone who is an active participant in the community, giving their time, energy, giftedness and finances to what God is doing in and through Upper Room

  • Someone who is regularly engaged in weekly worship and the life of Upper Room

 

How to nominate

  • Deadline for nominations is midnight on March 10

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