Upon the recommendation of the church board an approval of the district superintendent, a congregation may elect co-pastors to serve. In this case, the following stipulations will apply:

  1. The co-pastors shall work with the church board, under the direction of the district superintendent, to develop a plan for shared responsibility and authority.
  2. Co-pastors are equals in the pastoral office. If required by law, one person shall be officially designated by the church board as the presiding officer, serving as president of the corporation and chairperson of the church board.
  3. The pastoral review process shall be conducted as provided for in paragraph 123.