Memorial 366

GENERAL BOARD OF REVIEW

Whereas, The revision of the Judiciary section of The Discipline results in the transfer of the major description of the General Board of Review to The General Board Policy for Church Discipline and Ministerial Restoration;

Whereas, Several statements in The Discipline refer to the General Board of Review;

Whereas, The district board of review is given a descriptive paragraph in The Discipline (1370); and

Whereas, A descriptive section on the General Board of Review in The Discipline would be advantageous;

Resolved, The following paragraphs be inserted in The Discipline at the end of the General Administration chapter:

F. General Board of Review

2070. Members. The General Board of Review is the appellate body for those who appeal the decisions of a general judicial committee and the judicatory for those who are subject to General Church jurisdiction (365; 1655:37). The General Board of Review shall consist of nine members, five of whom shall be ordained ministers and four of whom shall be lay covenant members of The Wesleyan Church.

(1) Their term of office shall be for four years. They shall serve from the close of the session of the General Conference at which they are elected until the close of the next session of the General Conference or until their successors are elected and qualified.

(2) A member of the General Board of Review may not at the same time be a member of the General Board.

(3) The General Conference shall elect by majority vote the members of the General Board of Review, from nominations presented by the Committee on Special Nominations. Additional nominations may be made from the floor of the General Conference (1580:2; 1590:19).

Members of the General Board of Review shall recuse themselves in the case of conflict of interest. Whenever a member is disqualified, the chair shall appoint an alternate for the hearing of that particular case (5405), provided that such appointment shall maintain the membership of the Board as five ordained ministers and four lay covenant members.

2075. Alternates. The General Conference shall elect, in the same manner described in 2070:3, four ordained ministers and three lay covenant members to serve as alternate members of the General Board of Review, with the same qualifications (2070:2) and term of office (2070:1) as the members (cf. 1590:19). (Duties, powers, and procedures of the General Board of Review are located in The General Board Policy for Church Discipline and Ministerial Restoration.)


COMMITTEE ON MEMORIALS

Wayne A. MacBeth, Secretary

Committee on Memorials

Recommended

General Conference

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