The governing body of the Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church is elected by the parishioners of the church community at the yearly general membership meeting. Board members are in office for a two year term and are eligible for re-election for two additional consecutive terms. After having served their third consecutive term, they will be again eligible for election only after a two year intermission.. The board is responsible for managing and supervising the financial and administrative activities of the church.
Some of the rights and duties of the Board of Trustees:
The National Representative Assembly of The Armenian Apostolic Church of America, Inc. is endowed with authority to supervise and control the ecclesiastical and administrative bodies under its jurisdictions. Each parish’s delegates shall be elected at their respective membership meetings. These delegates are elected for a four-year term. Those delegates who complete their four-year term, may be elected for another four-year term. Thereafter, the delegate is again eligible for election after a lapse of two years from the termination of the delegate’s second consecutive four-year term.
The Auditing Committee is composed of three members and is elected for a term of one year by the Membership Meeting. The duty of the Auditing Committee is to examine the accounts of the Board of Trustees and of those organizations and committees accountable to the Board of Trustees, to specify its criticism and suggestions in writing and to present them to the annual Membership Meeting.
The Nominating Committee is composed of three members and is elected for a term of one year by the Membership Meeting. The duty of the Nominating Committee is to verify the members eligible to vote and supervise the elections. It prepares and presents to the membership a list of candidates, double the number of positions to be filled, which includes the names of the incumbents. They then confirm the outcome of the balloting and report to the membership.