2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 1285-1292
1285. Amenability. All district departmental officers and members of district boards or committees (2016 Wesleyan Discipline: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 (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1233:28b). 1288. Reports. A district departmental officer shall report to the district conference as required by The Discipline or by the district conference (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1180:13), and shall make other reports to the board or committee under which service is performed, the district board of administration or the district superintendent as may be requested. 1292. Vacancies. The office of a district departmental officer or membership on a district board or committee (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1275) may become vacant by death, by cessation of membership in a local Wesleyan church within the district, by resignation, by removal (2016 Wesleyan Discipline: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 2016 Wesleyan Discipline: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.