About Elected Officers
Elected Officers of the MBA shall be a Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Scribe, Treasurer and Registrar. When the Moderator is an ordained minister, the Vice Moderator shall be a lay minister, and vice versa.
The Moderator shall preside at all meetings of the MBA, the MBA Council, and Ecclesiastical Councils. The Moderator shall take office upon the adjournment of the Spring Meeting at which elected and shall hold office through the next Spring Meeting or until a successor has been qualified and elected. The Moderator shall be an ex-officio member of all MBA Committees, instruments, and task forces, shall oversee projects developed within the program areas and shall exercise all other duties which normally fall to that office.
The Vice Moderator shall preside at all meetings of the MBA, the Council, and Ecclesiastical Councils in the absence of the Moderator and shall perform all duties of the Moderator if the Moderator is unable to perform them.
The Scribe shall keep the records of meetings of the MBA, Ecclesiastical Councils and MBA Council. The Scribe shall be designated as the co- signer with the Treasurer on checks for payment which exceed $5000. Scribe shall be bonded and authorized to pay all MBA bills and expenses in the event of the Treasurer’s temporary absence or inability to serve.
The Treasurer shall keep the accounts of the MBA, collect funds from the member churches, receive donations and gifts, disburse monies as authorized by the MBA, MBA Council or the Executive Committee of the MBA, and submit periodic reports to the Council and an annual financial report to the MBA. The Treasurer shall be bonded and the accounts shall be audited at such intervals as the MBA Council determines.
The Registrar shall keep the roll of the churches and ministers under the direction of the Committee on Ministerial Standing, report annually any changes in the rolls to the MBA and the Conference and perform other duties as specified by the Committee on Ministerial Standing.
Terms of Office
The above elected officers of the MBA shall serve for a term of one year, or until their successors are elected. The Moderator and the Vice-Moderator may serve for no more than two consecutive terms. The Scribe, the Treasurer and the Registrar may serve for no more than six consecutive terms. The MBA Council may waive these term limits for up to two additional years.
All vacancies occurring in elective offices and Standing Committees shall be filled by the MBA Council until the next Meeting of the MBA.