2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 1203-1206
1203. Composition. The district board of administration is composed of the district superintendent, the assistant district superintendent(s) (if any, cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1320), the district secretary, the district treasurer, and members-at-large according to the size of the district:
- (1) When a district has fewer than fifty churches, the district conference shall elect at least five members-at-large to the district board of administration, making a total board of not fewer than eight members, elected so that at least three are lay members (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1203:3).
- (2) When a district has fifty or more churches, the district conference shall elect at least seven members-at-large to the district board of administration, making a total of not fewer than ten members, elected so that at least four are lay members (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1203:3).
- (3) Whenever a district conference chooses to elect more than the minimum number of members-at-large to its district board of administration, due regard shall be given to elect a proportionate number of lay members.
1206. Regulations for a Member-at-Large. Each member-at-large of a district board of administration shall be a member who meets the leadership qualifications (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:260-268; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:558) of a local Wesleyan church within the district of service, both at the time of election and throughout the tenure of membership. A ministerial member-at-large shall be chosen from among the ordained ministers of the district. The term of office shall be for one year or two years (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1282), and the member-at-large shall serve from the close of the district conference at which elected until the close of the prescribed term or until a successor is elected and qualified. Regulations governing the amenability of a member-at-large of the district board of administration and the declaring and filling of a vacancy in such office are the same as those for district officials set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1265 and 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1272 (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1233:28a).