The district secretary, elected by the District Advisory Board, shall serve for a period of one to three years and until his or her successor is elected and qualified. (222.19)
If the district secretary shall cease to serve, for any cause, in the interim of sessions of the district assembly, the District Advisory Board shall elect his or her successor upon nomination by the district superintendent. (208.7)
The district secretary shall be a member ex-officio of the district assembly. (201)
The duties of the district secretary are:
To record correctly and preserve faithfully all minutes of the district assembly.
To record correctly and preserve all statistics of the district.
To forward all statistical charts to the general secretary to be audited before their publication in the official journal. (326.6)
To be custodian of all documents of the district assembly and turn them over promptly to his or her successor.
To preserve and file the full official journal for each quadrennium. (205.4)
To forward sufficient copies of the printed journal of each district assembly to the Global Ministry Center for distribution among the general officers of the Church of the Nazarene.