2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 1292
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.