New YCWI Board Recruitment Structure – Nominating Committee

Post Author: YCWI Executive Team

Dear YCWI Community, 

As we move forward in our work to ensure the diversity of our membership is reflected in our Board, we are creating an independent Nominating Committee. 

The Nominating Committee will be composed of 5 members of the organization and 1 current board member. This group will work to recruit and identify the next class of board members as well as the next nominating committee. 

Members of the Nominating Committee shall serve a term 1 year in length, will not be eligible for consecutive terms, and will not be eligible for board nomination while serving on the nominating committee. (Typically, the term of this committee would begin on January 1 and end December 31. However, this first committee will begin their service September 1, 2023 and end December 31, 2023.) 

The Nominating Committee will communicate the opportunity to serve on the board with the full organization, collect appropriate information from nominees (either from self or other nominations), interview prospective board members, and present a slate of members for the board. The same process will be followed to nominate the consecutive Nominating Committee. We anticipate that the Nominating Committee members will spend approximately 1-2 hours per week for 10 weeks (up to 20 hours total) on this work by the end of the year. 

The Nominating Committee shall work to ensure that the board represents diversity in support of the mission, vision, and values of the organization. They will be transparent in denominational affiliations and encourage a broadly representative board makeup. 

The Executive Committee is currently seeking members of the organization to serve in this first Nominating Committee. If you are interested, please complete this form

(For those interested in serving on the Board, please look for more information at the beginning of September!) 

Please contact the Executive Committee with any questions by emailing

We appreciate your prayerful consideration of the ways you are being called to serve YCWI and the way you champion our work together. 

In gratitude, 

The Rev. Alina S. Gayeuski, Chair
The Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Vice Chair
The Rev. Laura Kisthardt, Treasurer
The Rev. Diane Kenaston, Secretary 

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