Perhaps some of our entities already have this but I think a good case could be made for not having leaders continue well into their 70s before leaving. It would force planned transitions, avoid messy situations, and help retain talented, younger leaders.
I recognize that we have a general distaste for an arbitrary age at which a pastor or leader is told that their work is done but staying too long can be a problem. State conventions and local associations are slogging along. New, fresh ideas and leadership couldn’t hurt but we have an aversion to talking openly about these things.
What do my older and younger brethren think?
I didn’t have ages of trustees in mind when I wrote this and don’t have any idea of average ages there.