Stewardesses shall be elected annually and nominated by the pastor to the Quarterly Conference for confirmation or rejection.
The duties of Stewardesses are as follows:
•To serve the table of the Lord.
•To serve the table of the poor.
•To serve the table of the ministry.
•To assist in collecting the General Funds.
•To assist in collecting the salaries of the presiding elder and the pastor.
•To make, in conjunction with the Board of Stewards, an estimate of appropriations for the pastor. The appropriations, where practicable, shall include salary, pension (CME Retirement Plan), travel allowance for automobile, and travel expenses for meetings, housing (or housing allowance) and medical-hospitalization insurance.
•To provide for an educational paid leave for a full-time pastor in conjunction with the stewards and in conjunction with the pastor. A recommendation will be made to the Church Conference that it authorize and provide appropriate financial provisions for the same, which includes workshops, seminars, etc.
•To do other work as may be assigned to them by the pastor.
•To elect their own chairperson, secretary, and treasurer.