The district superintendent may, with the approval of the District Advisory Board, appoint the members of the church board (stewards, trustees), the chairperson of the Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) Board, and other church officers (secretary, treasurer) if a church has been organized for fewer than five years, or had fewer than thirty-five voting members in the previous annual church meeting, or is receiving regular financial assistance from the district, or has been declared in crisis. The total number of members of such board shall not be fewer than three. (117, 126)