Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (NWYM) is a covenantal community
of evangelical Friends churches that make Jesus Christ known by:

Teaching and obeying the whole gospel as revealed by the
Holy Spirit and recorded in Scripture

Loving and mutually supporting each other

Equipping and releasing people to continue His mission in the world

Nominating Committee

For forms to nominate someone or consent to your own nomination, check out our NOMINATION FORMS.

The NWYM Nominating Committee (NC) is a standing committee under the care of the NWYM Administrative Council (AC). Their task is to generate nominations and review nominations received to recommend called, gifted and passionate individuals to serve on NWYM boards, standing committees and for service in other designated NWYM roles.

  • The NC will be comprised of one person from each of the nine Areas in NWYM, plus one Clerk nominated by the AC, serving three-year terms, one-third rotating off each year
  • NC members will be nominatedby the Representatives from their Area, and approved at the Spring Area gathering. Reps from each Area are encouraged to get input from their local churches and Area gatherings in the process of nominating individuals for this position
  • NC members must be reported to the floor of Yearly Meeting, and attend the sessions where they are introduced, to be immediately oriented to the work of the NC.
  • Members may serve a maximum of three consecutive, three-year terms of service
  • Members must be active members of local Friends churches, experienced in Friends practices and committed to the Christian principles set forth in this book of Faith and Practice
  • Members may not be members of YM Boards.
  • Members will meet as necessary (Yearly Meeting, Midyear Boards, June Retreat)

Duties include:

  • Become familiar with people in the member’s Area who would serve well within NWYM
  • Nominate individuals for boards, as well as standing committees under the care of the Administrative Council. Provide nominations for Presiding Clerk, Assistant Presiding Clerk, and Recording Clerk

Process:

At Yearly Meeting sessions:

  • New members to the NC, recently approved by their Area, will be introduced, and begin serving three-year rotating terms.
  • The NC Clerk, will be nominated by the AC and approved by the YM.
  • Meetings during scheduled board time will allow the NC to review its process with new NC members and establish the group’s sense of community
  • The NC’s recommendation of new names for boards will have been completed prior to YM sessions and will be submitted for YM approval

Between July and December

  • The NC will communicate with board clerks about current and future needs
  • The ministry descriptions and needs of each board, along with nomination forms will be sent to all Representatives, to enable interested people to either self-nominate or be nominated and complete the consent forms.

At Midyear Boards

  • Meet early Friday to discuss needs, forms, make assignments to members for follow up on nominations
  • Make a presentation to the YM Reps about where the boards and the NC have needs and what they can be looking for locally
  • Review the nominations process with emphasis on the YM representative’s role in working with the NC Area Representative.
  • Encourage YM reps from local churches to understand the important role of their NC Area Representative and the need for ongoing communication about potential nominations.

February–May

  • Consult with area churches/area gathering regarding possible nominees for open positions. Contact representatives in each local Friends faith community to assist in this process, possibly utilizing “YM Sundays”.
  • Emphasize the timeframe of nominations and consent forms to be received by end of May due to the NC’s June meeting schedule.
  • Check with NWYM staff and the nominee database for possible nominees
  • Pay particular attention to new and young people who may be called to serve
  • The ministry descriptions and needs of each board, along with nomination forms will be sent to all Representatives, to enable interested people to either self-nominate or be nominated and complete the consent forms.

June, last weekend

  • Nominating  Committee retreat to discern nominations to be presented at YM sessions