Started by Michael Speckhard, August 16, 2023, 05:03:32 PM
Quote from: Michael Speckhard on August 16, 2023, 05:03:32 PMFrom the LCMS Reporter:On Aug. 8, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Board of Directors (BOD) reached out to the Concordia University Texas (CTX), Austin, Texas, Board of Regents (BOR) seeking a board-to-board meeting in keeping with the spirit of Resolution 7-03, adopted on Aug. 1 by the Synod in convention. In that letter, the LCMS BOD also asked the CTX BOR:To recognize and seat the four CTX regents elected by the Synod convention on Aug. 3; andNot to seat anyone who has not been elected or appointed to the CTX BOR under Synod Bylaws.The next day, on Aug. 9, CTX President Dr. Donald Christian notified the LCMS BOD via email that the four CTX regents elected by the Synod convention would not be seated on the CTX BOR.Attached to Christian's email were copies of letters from Christopher Bannwolf, CTX BOR chair, that previously had been sent to each of the four newly elected regents. Those letters referred to the regents' "purported election" to the CTX BOR. They also claimed that the current CTX Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws "do not allow for Regents to be elected or appointed externally by someone else," including by the LCMS convention.The Synod BOD has been informed by Bannwolf that the CTX BOR will meet soon to discuss its response to the Synod BOD's Aug. 8 letter requesting a meeting.