Call for Nominations | MCC Toronto’s Board of Directors
The Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors invites all members and congregants to consider the opportunity to put their names forward for consideration to join the MCC Toronto Board of Directors.
The Committee is seeking up to two candidates who will be presented to members and voted upon at the upcoming Annual Congregational Business Meeting (ACBM). The application deadline has been extended to June 19, 2023, at 5 PM.
The Nominating Committee will review all applications and reach out to qualified candidates for an up-to 30-minute interview. Pre-reads for the ACBM – now scheduled for Sunday, July 9, following the Worship Service – including bios on new Board member nominees, will be circulated in advance.
MCC Toronto Board of Directors
MCC Toronto Board of Directors is comprised of members of our congregation. The Board of Directors bring diverse leadership and business experience to the task of supporting MCC Toronto’s work and mission. Board members provide financial oversight of Church operations, ensure the development of strategic plans, serve as ongoing champions and goodwill ambassadors of Church programs, events, and services, and provide advice to the Senior Pastor on financial issues, strategic issues, and on other issues as requested. Board members are volunteers, elected by the congregation at the Annual Congregational Business Meeting to represent them in decision-making.
What is the role of a Board Member at MCC Toronto?
With the exception of the Senior Pastor (or Acting Senior Pastor), this is a volunteer position, elected by the membership. It is required that to be a Board member, an individual must be a voting Member of the congregation in good standing. They will commit to active engagement in Board and committee meetings. They will participate in collaboration with senior management in the development and advancement of MCC Toronto’s mission, vision and strategic plan. They will:
- Build relationships with the congregation, donors and staff
- Participate in fundraising activities
- Exercise fiduciary responsibilities
- Ensure good governance
- Provide strategic direction and oversight
Some of the skills required include:
- Proven honesty, integrity, independent decision-making and objectivity
- Experienced stewardship, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
- Applied mission-driven community outreach, engagement, and capacity-building
- Accounting and/or fund-raising experience, especially within a non-profit organization an asset
- Previous Board experience is an asset
The Board holds approximately 8 Ordinary Meetings annually. Special Board meeting may be required from time to time. Most Board members also serve on a subcommittee such as: Governance, Engagement, or Finance. Each committee will meet approximately 8 times annually.
Terms of Office
The term of office of a Board member elected by the congregation shall be three years. Generally, Board members are eligible for two consecutive terms.
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