C. District Departmental Officers and Committees
1275. Identification. District departmental officers include the district director of evangelism and church growth (1426), the district director of Global Partners (1429), the district director of spiritual formation (1460), the district director of leadership training (1486), the district director of adult ministries (1494), the district director of youth ministries (1492), the district director of children’s ministries (1489), the district director of men’s ministry, the district director of women’s ministry (1439), and the district educational director (1496). All district departmental officers and members of district boards (other than the district board of administration, cf. 1206) and committees are subject to the regulations as set forth herewith in paragraphs 1275-1292.
1278. Qualifications. A district officer or member of a district board or committee (1275) must be a member who meets the leadership qualifications (260-268; 558) of a local Wesleyan church within the district at the time of election, with the exception of ordained ministers appointed to denominational service, and if a minister, a ministerial member of the district (1292).
1282. Term of Office. A district officer (1275) or member of a district board or committee elected or appointed by the district conference or district board of administration may be elected or appointed for a one-, two-, or three- year term of service, unless otherwise stated in The Discipline (1378). The district officer or member of a district board or committee shall assume office at the time of the election, and shall serve until the close of the designated term.
1285. Amenability. All district officers and members of district boards or committees (1275) shall carry out their duties according to The Discipline and other directives of the General Church or district. They shall serve under the general supervision of the district superintendent and shall be amenable to the district board of administration. They may be removed by the district board of administration, by a majority vote, for cause or when the best interests of The Wesleyan Church and the district so require (1233:24b).
1288. Reports. A district officer shall report to the district conference as required by The Discipline or by the district conference (1180:12), and shall make other reports to the district board of administration, or the district superintendent as may be requested.
1292. Vacancies. Membership on a district board or committee (1275) may become vacant by death, by cessation of membership in a local Wesleyan church within the district, by resignation, by removal (1285), or in the case of a minister, by ceasing to be a ministerial member of the district, or in the case of a minister serving under the special provision of paragraph 1278, by discontinuing the appointment to denominational service. A vacancy may be declared and filled for the unexpired term by the district board of administration, by a majority vote.