Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominees announced

CANADA – The nominees for President and Vice-President for election at Lutheran Church–Canada’s 2014 national convention have now been announced.

One person has accepted the nomination to stand for President: Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee (49 nominations).

Five other pastors were nominated for President but declined the nomination: Rev. Donald R. Schiemann (2 nominations), Rev. Nolan Astley (1 nomination), Rev. Gerhard Maag (1 nomination), Rev. Robert Krestick (1 nomination), and Rev. Donald A. Schieman (1 nomination).

Five people have accepted the nomination to stand for Vice-President. From the Alberta-British Columbia District are Rev. Thomas Krusel (14 nominations) and Rev. David Bode (2 nominations). From the Central District, the nominees are Rev. Rudy Pastucha (13 nominations), and Rev. Mark L. Smith (2 nominations). In the East District, the one nominee to accept the nomination is Rev. Nolan Astley (15 nominations).

Four other pastors were nominated for Vice-President but declined the nomination. From the Central District was Rev. Daryl Solie (4 nominations), and from the East District were Rev. Dr. Brian King (3 nominations), Rev. Robert Krestick (2 nominations), and Rev. Timothy Teuscher (2 nominations).

Additional biographical information on the candidates will appear in the convention workbook. Nominations may also be made from the floor of the convention. Any delegate making a nomination from the floor must have first secured written consent of the candidate being nominated. This information, along with biographical information, must be presented to the Committee for Convention Nominations.

If you intend to make a nomination from the floor during the convention, it is requested that you advise synod in advance. This will ensure convention planners have the nominee’s biographical information available for delegates promptly. Forward intentions-to-nominate to

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