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Additional Council Nomination Results

May 16, 2011

Melvin Rhodes, GCE chairman, began the Monday, May 16, General Conference of Elders meeting with additional information about ballot results from May 15. Here is what he explained:


“The passage of amendments to Bylaws 9.1 and 9.2 by the General Conference on Sunday, May 15, 2011, created some unusual circumstances that the Council of Elders addressed at a meeting held at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2011.

“Passage of the amendments resulted in the Council membership of Aaron Dean and Victor Kubik terminating at midnight on Sunday, May 15, 2011. As members of the management team, they were no longer eligible to serve beyond that time and their positions were declared vacant.

“John Elliott will fill the vacancy created by the termination of Victor Kubik, with his term of office expiring on June 30, 2013. This is in accord with the provisions of Bylaw 8.4.3 which states: “Vacancies on the Council shall be filled from the list of runners-up in the final ballot at the preceding meeting of the General Conference, based on the number of ballots the nominee received.”

“John Elliott was the first runner-up.

“In the ballot conducted on May 15, 2011, Donald Ward was elected to fill the seat vacated by Aaron Dean effective July 1, 2011. However, the amendment to Articles 9.1 and 9.2 created a vacancy in that position for the period from May 16 until Donald Ward assumes the position. In accordance with the provisions of Bylaw 8.4.3 as stated above, Roc Corbett will fill the vacancy left by Aaron Dean with his term of office ending on June 30, 2011.

“Roc Corbett was next runner-up.

“A similar situation to that of Aaron Dean occurred with the position of the International Representative on the Council of Elders. At the ballot for this position conducted on May 15, 2011, the General Conference of Elders elected William (Bill) Bradford (Senior) for a term of office commencing on July 1, 2011 and ending on June 30, 2014.

“The position Bill Bradford was elected to fill was already vacant as no eligible runner-up was available when the vacancy occurred in December 2010, and the Council of Elders had decided to leave the position vacant until the next Council election. When the result of the 2011 election was declared, an eligible runner-up became available to fill this vacancy.

“When the eligible runner-up declined the position, and after reviewing the options available to it under Bylaw 8.4.3, as amended by the General Conference on May 15, 2011, the Council of Elders appointed Bill Bradford to fill the vacancy until his elected term of office commences on July 1, 2011. This action is in accord with Bylaw 8.4.3 as amended.”

So, based on what was announced yesterday, and the above update, the Council of Elders as of today is comprised of:

  • Gary Antion
  • Scott Ashley
  • Bob Berendt
  • Bill Bradford
  • Roc Corbett
  • Bill Eddington
  • John Elliott
  • Roy Holladay
  • Darris McNeely
  • Melvin Rhodes (chairman)
  • Mario Seiglie
  • Robin Webber

On July 1, 2011, Donald Ward will take Roc Corbett’s seat.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

May 16, 2011 - Posted by | Council of Elders, General Conference of Elders | , , ,


  1. Whew! Trying to do things properly sure takes a lot of effort. Thanks!

    Comment by Val | May 16, 2011 | Reply

  2. Thank you to everone involved for their past service, as well as their continued service. Our love and prayers continue for God’s inspiration filtering down to each one us as we serve Christ Jesus at our level of understanding. We are truly blest to an overflowing cup. So much talent and gifts from God to put to greater work serving. Charlie

    Comment by Charlie | May 16, 2011 | Reply

  3. Thank you for the list. I have copied it on paper, so that they are in my prayers daily. We need to pray more than ever before for the men that God is using. Satan will keep ratcheting up his game plan more intense, until he is put in the bottomless pit. WE are in his angry bull’s eye. It is sad to see Aaron Dean’s wisdom is not present on the council. God knows what is best for each time period. This is HIS work first, and not OUR work. Even though we are all part of His team.

    Comment by Jan | May 16, 2011 | Reply

  4. Endless thanks!!! Our love & prayers are with you all always. Keep up the excellent work. Take care always. God’s always with us all.

    Comment by Virgie Pusateri | May 16, 2011 | Reply

  5. A technical point. If the Council of Elders needed to specially appoint Bill Bradford to serve from now until his elected term of office starts on 1st July, should they not also have done this for Gary Antion, who was also filling a vacant seat?

    I take it that his term of office would also not start until 1st July, unless I have misunderstood something?.

    Comment by Brian Crook | May 17, 2011 | Reply

  6. Gary Antion took the 2 years and 6 weeks left on an open seat, so he began immediately to finish that 2 years and 6 weeks. Bill Bradford was elected to the seat that was ending June 30, so his term starts July 1. He was appointed to fill the remaining 6 weeks of that old term. Technically he ends June 30, then takes his own elected spot July 1.

    Comment by Aaron Dean | May 18, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks for the clarification Aaron. That makes sense

      Comment by Brian Crook | May 19, 2011 | Reply

  7. When the interactive blog becomes available will be be notified?
    A place that any subject can be brought up.
    Not just comments on the latest Inside UCG Realtime.

    Out there are scattered brethren, crave the fellowship with others of like mind.
    Some of us are singles, widowed and all the rest. You can actually get to know each other better, because sometimes Sabbath fellowship, can sometimes be on a shallow level.
    I think that it is common that many of us feel like that we are outsiders..lack of really feeling that we belong. no matter how many decades that we have been attending, and no matter how many attend our church. In my church, for years, I have had to be the one to initiate greetings to another. I think inferiority contributes to our reluctance to be outgoing.

    Comment by Jan | May 22, 2011 | Reply

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