Submitted by GPNW USA MC President Kim Naten
It is with great pleasure that I share with you the news that Sean Langdon, Invitation Support Minister, Camping Ministries Director, and part of our Mission Center Leadership Team, was recently invited to serve as Chair-elect for the Board of Directors for Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO). After some prayerful consideration and conversation with the rest of the Mission Center Leadership Team, he accepted the nomination. On Wednesday, February 2, Sean was elected by the Board of Directors during their Annual Meeting to serve in this role, beginning in April 2022. This position serves in a 3-year leadership cycle (each cycle running from April to March): Chair-elect (2022), Chair (2023), and Immediate Past Chair (2024). Sean has served on EMO’s Board of Directors since 2019, sitting on the Theological Dialogue & Education Committee during that time. During the period in which Sean will be serving as Chair-Elect and Chair, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon will be searching for, and hiring, a new President and will celebrate its 50th Anniversary as an organization. In his new position, Sean will play an integral and significant role in each of these major events. This is a volunteer position, so (happily) Sean will continue serving in all of his current Mission Center responsibilities. Below is a brief description of each of the roles in which Sean will serve EMO over the next 3 years:
- Chair Elect – The Chair Elect shall serve as chairperson of the Personnel Committee and perform such other duties as may be presented from time to time by the Board. The Chair Elect shall succeed to office of Chair upon expiration of the Chair’s term. In the event of the permanent absence of the Chair, the Chair Elect shall serve the unexpired term of the Chair, in addition to the Chair Elect’s scheduled term as Chair.
- Chair – The Chair shall preside over all meetings of the Board and shall discharge such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board. The Chair shall designate the members and Officers of each standing committee, and of each other committee created by the Board from time to time.
- Immediate Past Chair – The Immediate Past Chair shall serve in the temporary absence of the Chair, serve as chairperson of the Board Governance Committee and perform such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board.
Please join me in congratulating and expressing prayerful support for Sean as he prepares for this new responsibility within the ecumenical community. I know that he will bring many gifts and blessings to his new role with EMO, and that we will be richly blessed as well.