Board of Directors

The Board provides strategic direction and oversight for the affairs of the corporation and its management of the pension and benefits plans.

Upcoming Opportunities

Currently Seeking Directors for ELCIC Group Services Inc. (GSI)

GSI administers pension and benefits plans that enhance the well-being of employees who serve in the ELCIC and its affiliates.

Do you know someone who is interested in the care of those who serve in the ELCIC? If so, then please ask them to consider a position on the GSI Board. The board’s time together provides many stimulating and thoughtful discussions, with a few laughs in between, as well as opportunities for professional development. It’s really a great group of people that has an important mission within the ELCIC.

Four of the current directors’ terms will be ending/renewing in September 2021. In preparation, we are beginning our search for dynamic and knowledgeable people with a variety of backgrounds and experience to fill positions. As our investment committee chairperson’s term is coming to an end, we are seeking in particular at least one new director with a knowledge in investment or a related field; this committee provides governance oversight of the investment management firms with the advice of an external investment consultant.

Meetings are held semi-annually, spring and fall (in Winnipeg, travel permitting). Anyone interested should complete a biographical data form and forward it to the GSI office.

Please call the office (1-877-352-4247) or review the GSI website for more information. The Nominations Committee will be interviewing candidates in January and February 2021 for recommendation to the GSI Board at their March 2021 meeting. National Church Council elects the directors at their September 2021 meeting, when the new terms will begin.

How The Board is Elected

National Church Council (NCC) elects the Directors of ELCIC Group Services Inc.

The Board consists of eight individuals, two of which are ELCIC Pension Plan members: one Rostered and one non-Rostered.

Directors are eligible to serve two consecutive 4-year terms.

The Officers and committees are elected by the Board of Directors from among their numbers. The Board may also appoint non-Board members to certain committees.

Board of Directors List

Board Term
Mr. John WolffPresident,
Chair of the Board
first term
Mr. Mark JohnsonVice-President,
Chair of Investment Committee
second term
Mr. Ray HenricksonTreasurer,
Chair of Finance and Audit Committee
first term
Ms. Cathy WilkeChair of Benefits Committee2017-2021
first term
Dr. Pamela GilesSecretary,
Chair of Communications Committee
second term
Rev. Susan Climo2019-2023
first term
Rev Dr Gordon JensenChair of Governance Committee2019-2023
first term
Ms Vetta Simeonidis2019-2023
first term