Clergy Covenant: An Invitation

In her preface to “Clergy Covenant: An Invitation,” the Rev. Amy E. DeLong writes,

In June of 2011, a trial court convened by The Wisconsin Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church found me guilty of conducting a holy union for a same gender couple. As a result, I was directed to “initiate a written document outlining procedures for clergy in order to help resolve issues that harm the clergy covenant, create an adversarial spirit, or lead to future clergy trials.” This work was to be done collaboratively with Linda Lee, resident bishop of Wisconsin; Richard Strait, Chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry; Jorge Luis Mayorga, District Superintendent and Complainant; and Wesley White, an ordained elder of my choosing. In the following document this configuration of people will be referred to as “The Collaboration Group.”

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