2023 MINIMUM EXPECTATIONS FOR CLERGY COMPENSATION
COMPENSATION GUIDELINES: A SHORT HISTORY
The Clergy Compensation Task Force was appointed by our synod’s Executive Committee in 2016 and has been in charge of reviewing the guidelines which determined compensation. They began by reviewing compensation guidelines from other synods (many of which were similar in demographics or geography), such as those used by the Atlantic District—LCMS and the Episcopal Diocese of New York.
SYNOD COUNCIL: ADVOCATES FOR OUR PASTORS
Changing the guidelines is one way we, as a synod, can take care of our pastors. Approving updated guidelines is one way our Synod Council is proactive in caring for and advocating for our pastors. Consider inviting a Synod Council member to your next congregational council meeting. If you need an advocate who can be a more consistent voice, consider a neighboring pastor who could advocate for you in your congregation, and you could do the same in theirs.