Board of Trustees Nominations
Thank you for considering candidacy for the Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Board of Trustees. The Board serves an important role in keeping the vision of our community and determining policy that supports its growth. With the exception of filling a Board Vacancy, all Trustees are elected to serve a three-year term. The following information outlines the basic position requirements, expectations, nomination process, and election procedures, including key dates. If you want to be considered as a candidate for the Board of Trustees, please complete the attached questionnaire.
Please note that per our By-Laws, the fact that you have applied may be announced to the membership at the Annual Meeting.
All Nominees are asked to present a short Candidate Statement if they are selected for presentation at the annual Membership Meeting.
SERVING ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Our Board is responsible for the fiduciary well-being of our ministry and ensures that the mission and vision of Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena is followed and on course. We are truly grateful for the service of the Ahiah Board of Trustees, without whom the success of Ahiah CSL Pasadena would not be realized.
As a member of the Board of Trustees, you have the opportunity to share your faith and affirm the Truth for Ahiah as we prepare for our future and maintain our present good standing.
If you have been a Member of Ahiah for at least one year and have answered the call to be in service for one or more of our many volunteer opportunities to serve our Center, please consider being of service on the Ahiah Board of Trustees.
Prayerfully consider if you are being called to serve in this manner. Please review and complete the application on-line. Click this link: https://ahiah.breezechms.com/form/6635f3
The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Sunday, Feb 14, 2021. The Election will be held at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Our Sacred Covenant
Our Identity as the Board of Trustees is to be completely humble, gentle, and patient with one another in love. We make every effort to keep the unity of Spirit through the bond of peace. We each perceive that we are one with all people and all are one with us. There is no separation.
Our Vision is Unity Our Purpose is Expressing love through service Our Intentions are:
1. To embrace spiritual principle and practice as the foundation of our activities.
2. To maintain a big picture awareness
3. To articulate our vision, values, and philosophy
4. To maintain a high level of service and stewardship
5. To be ambassadors of the Center
6. To communicate openly and regularly
One-year membership at Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena
Have taken at least two (2) Science of Mind classes or equivalent to be determined by the Senior Minister
Not being paid by the Center or have another family member on the Board
Business/financial experience and/or organizational skills
Ease with long-range planning
Committed to Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living Pasadena
Ability to give time and talent to the Center
Be an experienced tither: Consistent, identifiable giver who is giving a percentage of their income from a tithing consciousness.
Have an e-mail account available for frequent Board communications between Trustees and Staff.
Committed to completely fulfilling the three-year term
Attend Board meetings (usually the third Wednesday night of each month)
Possibly participate an extra tele-meeting or video meeting and commit to a yearly retreat
Actively contribute and participate in visioning and planning activities
Maintain visibility in our community by attending Classes and events at the center on a regular basis
Communicate and listen to all congregants and visitors
Attend occasional dialogue sessions with the Senior Minister or Assistant Minister
Nomination Process and Selection Procedures
Notice of openings by the Senior Minister from the pulpit
Applicant completes questionnaire and submits biography - to complete the application on breeze, click here
Nominating Committee reviews applications – pre-screening
Nominating Committee interviews eligible candidates
Nominating Committee recommends final candidates to the Board
Board reviews nominees and puts forward their recommendation
Final slate of nominees is announced from the pulpit
Nominees are presented to members at the Annual Membership Meeting
During the Annual Meeting, additional Nominees may be nominated from the floor, provided that they have already applied and been reviewed by the Nominating Committee.
New Trustees are elected at the Annual Membership Meeting by the congregation.
2023 Nominating Committee
Ruby Qualsgray, Frederick Southern, Myrna Hawthorne, Deborah Glik, and Rev. Scott Olson
Timeline for 2023
February 2, 2023
Applications are available and must be turned in by March 5, 2023
March 5, 2023
Applications Process Closed
March 5 thru March 13, 2023
Nominating Committee holds in-person interviews with applicants
March 19, 2023
Nominations are announced from the pulpit
Board Commitment Dates for 2023
April 2, 2023
Annual Meeting and Elections
Transition Meeting of Outgoing Board to Incoming Board
April 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm
First regular meeting of the Board
Every 3rd Wednesday at 4:00 pm
Regular Monthly Meeting of the Ahiah Board of Trustees
Dates to be determined by the Board
Annual Board Retreat
Ahiah Ministry of Prayer and Leadership Retreat
For More Information Contact
Deborah Glik, Treasurer email@example.com 213-706-6590
OR ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBER
Myrna Hawthorne, President firstname.lastname@example.org 626-379-0633
Troy Mitchell. Facilities email@example.com 626-344-6434
Lake Payne, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Scott Olson, Sr. Minister email@example.com 626-795-4216