News from AllianceQ: July 2021

Final call for nominations for Council leadership

With a July 15 deadline for submissions, AllianceQ – the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance is seeking nominations for Council leadership.

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In a message from your moderators, Luther Young and Alysha Laperche write, “The AllianceQ Council is continuing our commitment to intersectional justice. Over the past few months, we have been taking inventory of the organization, celebrating the places where we have grown, and identifying the areas that still need work. As we move forward in our efforts, we are excited to begin the process of electing new members to join the Council.”

Qualified candidates will understand the history of and vision for our ministry. A demonstrated commitment to justice for vulnerable groups will enhance how we can live into our mission to build a just, inclusive church.

AllianceQ is especially seeking ally voices and generational representation.

Council Member Position Description here.

Nomination form here.

If you are personally interested in leadership with the Alliance, complete the form about yourself. If you would like to nominate someone for leadership, please complete the form about the individual to the best of your ability.

The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2021. The nominations team will have a conversation with interested nominees and then select one to two of these nominees for presentation to the members of AllianceQ for a vote. Voting will occur in the month of August 2021, and the term of the council member(s) will begin October 1, 2021.

The Council strives for diversity based on race, ethnicity, cultural background, affectional and sexual orientation, age, ability and geographical representation. A balance of clergy and non-clergy representation is required.

Send questions to Council Moderator Luther Young: