The Church Officers shall be a Chancellor, a Treasurer, and a Secretary. Church Officers assist the Metropolitan and the Holy Synod in the administration of the Church and work with the Metropolitan Council in carrying out its particular competence. The Chancellor, Treasurer, and Secretary, together with the Metropolitan, also serve as corporate officers of the Church. Those holding additional positions may be designated as Church Officers by the Holy Synod and the Metropolitan Council, as needed.
The Church Officers work under the direct supervision of the Metropolitan and report to him, the Holy Synod, and to the Metropolitan Council of which they are ex officio members.
Terms of Office
The Church Officers are nominated by the Metropolitan and confirmed in their positions by the Holy Synod, upon endorsement by the Metropolitan Council. The Metropolitan Council establishes the compensation and benefits for the Church Officers.
Church Officers are employees terminable without legal cause and can be dismissed by the Metropolitan with agreement of the Holy Synod and the Metropolitan Council. The affected Church Officer shall not vote when the Metropolitan Council considers matters concerning his or her dismissal.
Upon the election of a new Metropolitan, Church Officers remain in their positions for no less than six (6) months after the election in order to assure a smooth transition in the administration of the Church.
The following matters are within the competencies of the Church Officers. The Church Officers shall:
When the Office of the Metropolitan is vacant, the Chancellor shall safeguard the particular patrimony of the Office of the Metropolitan until a new Metropolitan is elected.