The MBA Council shall consist of the elected officers (Moderator, Vice Moderator, Scribe, Treasurer, Registrar), the members of the Massachusetts Conference Board of Directors from the MBA area, any paid staff of the Association, the Associate Conference Minister for the MBA area (Associate Conference Minister), the Executive Director of the City Missionary Society, and three members at-large. Members-at-Large may from time to time be appointed to serve on committees or task forces. The Council shall act on behalf of the MBA except in matters specifically reserved for the MBA. At-large members shall be elected to three year terms by the MBA. The Council shall meet not less than five times per year.
The 2019-2020 MBA Council:
Moderator: Rev. Stacy Swain, The Union Church of Waban
Treasurer: Ms. Jane Comins McCord, First Cong'l Church in Reading
Scribe: Rev. Laura Shatzer, United Parish in Brookline
City Mission Society: Rev. June Cooper
Committee on Ministry: Mr. Steve Paxhia, First Cong'l Church in Milton
Committee on Ministerial Standing: Rev. William "Will" Burhans, First Cong'l in Winchester
At Large: Rev. Anna Flowers, United Church in Walpole
Rev. Jason Donnelly, Roslindale Cong'l Church
Rev. Barbara Callaghan, Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington
The Council, adhering to policies adopted by the MBA shall initiate and execute programs consonant with the purposes of the MBA.
All Committees shall be responsible to the MBA through the Council. The Council shall have the duty of coordinating the activities and plans of the committees to ensure unified program results.
The Council may organize itself at it deems expedient to fulfill its responsibilities consistent with this Constitution and By-laws. One-fourth of its members shall constitute a quorum.
The Council shall act on all matters concerning the employment of staff consistent with the terms of the appropriate contracts and with any directives which the Association may issue from time to time.
The Council will meet in 2019-2020 on rotating days in September, December, January, March, and June at Union Church in Waban (14 Collins Rd, Waban, MA 02468). Meetings begin at 7:00 PM.