Support for Formal UMC Complaint Against Jefferson Beauregard Sessions

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On June 18, 2018, the following letter was sent to the pastors of the churches Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions attends in Virginia and Alabama, making a formal complaint about his behaviors and the harm they cause, and asking for pastoral intervention.  This happened very quickly, and was very Methodist-focused, but many Methodists and tons of others wanted to join in but weren't able to.  The complaint will only name the 639 names below, but we invite anyone and everyone who wants to support the spirit of this to sign on as supporters through this change.org petition.   Thanks for considering.

Monday, June 18, 2018

 

Dear Rev. Boykin and Rev. Wines,

 

We, the undersigned laity and clergy of the United Methodist Church, issue a formal complaint against fellow United Methodist layperson Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, by our understanding a lay member of Ashland Place United Methodist Church, in Mobile, AL, and an active participant in Clarendon United Methodist Church, Arlington, VA.  While we are reticent to bring a formal complaint against a layperson, Mr. Sessions’ unique combination of tremendous social/political power, his leading role as a Sunday School teacher and former delegate to General Conference, and the severe and ongoing impact of several of his public, professional actions demand that we, as his siblings in the United Methodist denomination, call for some degree of accountability.  

 

We write to you, Mr. Sessions’ pastors, copying his District Superintendents and Bishops, in the hopes that you will, as members of our connectional system, dig deeply into Mr. Sessions’ advocacy and actions that have led to harm against thousands of vulnerable humans.  As members of the United Methodist Church, we deeply hope for a reconciling process that will help this long-time member of our connection step back from his harmful actions and work to repair the damage he is currently causing to immigrants, particularly children and families.

 

Pursuant to Paragraph 2702.3 of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline, we hereby charge Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, a professing member and/or active participant of Ashland Place United Methodist Church (Mobile, Alabama) and Clarendon United Methodist Church (Alexandria, Virginia), with the chargeable offenses of:

Child Abuse (examples: advocacy for and implementation of documented practices that indefinitely separate thousands of young children from their parents; holding thousands of children in mass incarceration facilities with little to no structured educational or socio-emotional support)
Immorality (examples: the use of violence against children to deter immigration; advocating and supporting the separation of children from their families; refusal of refugee/asylee status to those fleeing gang or sexual violence; oppression of those seeking asylum or attempting to enter the United States with refugee status; directing employees and staff members to kidnap children from their parents)
Racial discrimination (examples: stopping investigations of police departments charged with racial discrimination; attempting to criminalize Black Lives Matter and other racial justice activist groups; targeting incarceration for those engaged in undocumented border crossings as well as those who present with requests for asylum, with a particular focus on those perceived as Muslim or LatinX)
Dissemination of doctrines contrary to the standards of doctrine of the United Methodist Church (examples: the misuse of Romans 13 to indicate the necessity of obedience to secular law, which is in stark contrast to Disciplinary commitments to supporting freedom of conscience and resistance to unjust laws)
 

While other individuals and areas of the federal government are implicated in each of these examples, Mr. Sessions - as a long-term United Methodist in a tremendously powerful, public position - is particularly accountable to us, his church.  He is ours, and we are his.  As his denomination, we have an ethical obligation to speak boldly when one of our members is engaged in causing significant harm in matters contrary to the Discipline on the global stage. Several Bishops and other denominational leaders have spoken out about this matter, urging Methodists to contact Mr. Sessions and for these policies to change, but we believe that the severity of his actions and the harm he is causing to immigrants, migrants, refugees, and asylees calls for his church to step into a process to directly engage with him as a part of our community.

 

We look forward to entering into the just resolution process with Mr. Sessions as we seek to journey with him towards reconciliation and faithful living into the gospel.

 

In the community of Jesus, the Liberator and Redeemer,

 

1.     Rev. Dave Wright, Pacific Northwest Conference

2.     Rev. Kelly Dalhman-Oeth, Pacific Northwest Conference

3.     Rev. Terri Stewart, Pacific Northwest Conference

4.     Elaine Marston, Pacific Northwest Conference

5.     Becca Brazell, Pacific Northwest Conference

6.     Rev. Stephen Tarr, Pacific Northwest Conference

7.     Rev. JoDene Romeijn-Stout, Pacific Northwest Conference

8.     Rev. Paul Mitchell, Pacific Northwest Conference

9.     Rev. Katie Stickney, Pacific Northwest Conference

10.  Rev. Dr. Joanne Carlson Brown, Pacific Northwest Conference

11.  Rev. Nico Romeijn-Stout, Pacific Northwest Conference

12.  Rev. Sharon Moe, Pacific Northwest Conference

13.  Celeste Blay, PNW Conference

14.  Rev. Hilary Marchbanks, Rio Texas Conference

15.  Adam Richards, North Texas Conference

16.  Rev. Jan Bolerjack, Pacific Northwest Conference

17.  Rev. Ryan Russel, Iowa Conference

18.  Rev. Kristin Hawes Joyner, Pacific Northwest Conference

19.  Rev. Lyda Pierce, Pacific Northwest Conference

20.  Rev. J. Cody Nielsen, Iowa Conference

21.  Rev. Dr. Israel I. Alvaran, Philippines Annual Conference

22.  Aaron Taylor Pazan, Pacific Northwest Conference

23.  Rev. Austin Adkinson, Pacific Northwest Conference

24.  Margo Gislain, Northern Illinois Conference

25.  Robyn Gislain, Northern Illinois Conference

26.  Rev. Nestor Santiago Gerente, California Pacific Conference

27.  Rev. Anna Voinovich, Northern Illinois Conference

28.  Jennifer Anne Weyenberg, California Pacific Conference

29.  Rev. Heather Riggs, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences

30.  Rev. Richard Moman, conference not confirmed

31.  Rev. M Barclay, Northern Illinois Conference

32.  Olivia Wilhite, Oregon-Idaho Conference

33.  Rev. Martha E. Vink, New York Conference

34.  Angelina Goldwell, Pacific Northwest Conference

35.  Rev. Ann Lantz, Mountain Sky Conference

36.  Rev. Kathy Hafley Symes, Great Plains Conference

37.  Deaconness Martha Lundgren, Desert Southwest Conference

38.  Barbara Babbitt, New Jersey Conference

39.  Rev. J. Mark Forester, Tennessee Conference

40.  Rev. Rachel Birkhahn-Rommelfanger, Northern Illinois Conference

41.  Rev. Karen Damman, Pacific Northwest Conference

42.  Rev. William F. Todd, Oklahoma Conference

43.  Rev. Judith A. Gould, New England Conference

44.  Barb Muench, Great Plains Conference

45.  Rev. Dennis Magnuson, Pacific Northwest Conference

46.  Lynn Magnuson, Pacific Northwest Conference

47.  Rev. Lyn Pace, South Carolina Conference

48.  Rev. Gregory Cross, Northern Illinois Conference

49.  Lori Valentine De Segavoia, Virginia Conference

50.  Rev. Beth LaRocca-Pitts, North Georgia Conference

51.  Araminta Lett, North Georgia Conference

52.  Rev. Tracy L. Cook, Upper New York Conference

53.  Rev. Allison Mark, California Pacific Conference

54.  Kaira Mark-Schwiebert, child, California Pacific Conference

55.  Amara Mark-Schwiebert, child, California Pacific Conference

56.  Rev. Alan Mark, California Pacific Conference

57.  Kristen Mark-Vega, California Pacific Conference

58.  Cory Vega, California Pacific Conference

59.  Matix Vega, child, California Pacific Conference

60.  Keegan Vega, child, California Pacific Conference

61.  Chaysen Vega, child, California Pacific Conference

62.  McKenna Vega, child, California Pacific Conference

63.  Rev. Dottie Escobedo Frank, Desert Southwest Conference

64.  Erinn Norris, Upper New York Conference

65.  Gretchen Nelson, Pacific Northwest Conference

66.  Rev. Kristen Paradiso, Northern Illinois Conference

67.  Rev. Matt Seargeant, California Pacific Conference

68.  Amanda Nicol, Pacific Northwest Conference

69.  Renee Hayes, Western North Carolina Conference

70.  Joseph Ekstrand, conference not confirmed

71.  Anne Greiner, West Ohio Conference

72.  Sarah Comstock, Pacific Northwest Conference

73.  Beth Snyder, conference not confirmed

74.  Ann Wilson Mayer, Pacific Northwest Conference

75.  Steve Meyer, Pacific Northwest Conference

76.  Jill Adamore, Oregon-Idaho Conference

77.  Rev. James H. Ritchie, Western Pennsylvania Conference

78.  Rev. Kimberly Montenegro, California-Nevada Conference

79.  Burt Sarver, PNW Conference

80.  Ginger Sarver, PNW Conference

81.  Rev. Ben A. David Hensley, North Texas Conference

82.  Andrew Millman, Rocky Mountain Conference

83.  Eileen Yamada Lamphere, Pacific Northwest Conference

84.  Rev. Darin Arnston, California Pacific Conference

85.  Rev. Sharron Solami, Susquehanna Conference

86.  Rev. Dan Roth, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

87.  Alisa Isaacs Bailey, Indiana Conference

88.  Dr. Jeffrey L. Staley, Pacific Northwest Conference

89.  Rev. Jennifer Gutierrez, California Pacific Conference

90.  Rev. Marylee Fithian, Minnesota Conference

91.  Rev. Michele Johns, California Pacific Conference

92.  Celeste Deveney, Pacific Northwest Conference

93.  Rev. Deena Wolf, Oregon-Idaho Conference

94.  Rev. Paul Ortiz, Pacific Northwest Conference

95.  Curtis Bewley, Northern Illinois Conference

96.  Rev. Jill Sanders, Iowa Conference

97.  Rev. Peter Perry, Pacific Northwest Conference

98.  Rev. Kenneth K. Grenz, Great Plains Conference

99.  Daniel Seth O’Kegley, Holston Conference

100.                 Patrick Scriven, Pacific Northwest Conference

101.                 Rachel Whitehurst, conference not confirmed

102.                 Rev. Anna Cho, Oregon-Idaho Conference

103.                 Rev. Won Seok-Yuh, California-Pacific Conference

104.                 Rev. Kelly Schoenfelt, Rio Texas Conference

105.                 Colleen Mulhall-Briski, California Pacific Conference

106.                 Rev. Roberta Jantzi-Egli, Oregon-Idaho Conference

107.                 Rev. Mary Ruth Davidson, North Georgia Conference

108.                 Susan Myers Hancock, California Pacific Conference

109.                 Kate Butler, Oregon-Idaho Conference

110.                 Rev. Michele Campton-Stehr, Pacific Northwest Conference

111.                 Andrea Ramberg, Minnesota Conference

112.                 Rev. Debbie Sperry, California-Pacific Conference

113.                 Rev. Tom Nelson, Florida Conference

114.                 Rev. Beth Elders, Missouri Conference

115.                 Rev. Catie Coots, California Pacific Conference

116.                 Rev. Kathrynn Self Ransdell, North Texas Conference

117.                 Caelyn Wooldridge, Oregon-Idaho Conference

118.                 Rev. Rona Dumagos Mangayayam, California Pacific Conference

119.                 Rev. Bob Klein, Desert Southwest Conference

120.                 Lanny R. Carlson, Iowa Conference

121.                 Roberta Bettis, Oregon-Idaho Conference

122.                 Rev. Bryan Kilpatrick, Michigan Conference

123.                 Stephanie Henry, Pacific Northwest Conference

124.                 Rev. Karen Yokota Love, Pacific Northwest Conference

125.                 Rev. Mary Petrina Boyd, Pacific Northwest Conference

126.                 Patrick Oblander, Oregon-Idaho Conference

127.                 Gary Barbaree, California Pacific Conference

128.                 Sandy Nicol, Pacific Northwest Conference

129.                 Melanie Hoeger, Pacific Northwest Conference

130.                 Rev. Diana Brown Taylor, Holston Conference

131.                 Melanie Proctor, California-Nevada Conference

132.                 Martha Rudy, Northern Illinois Conference

133.                 Rev. Dylan Hyun, Oregon-Idaho Conference

134.                 Rev. Dr. Katherine Paisley, Northern Illinois Conference

135.                 Rev. Linda Campbell Marshall, New England Conference

136.                 Wendy Hulse, Pacific Northwest Conference

137.                 Rev. Hillary Taylor, South Carolina Conference

138.                 Rev. Daniel H. Taylor Jr., Holston Conference

139.                 Rev. Gregory Rogers, Texas Conference

140.                 Rev. Myron McCoy, Northern Illinois Conference

141.                 Rev. Mark Davies, Oklahoma Conference

142.                 Rev. Megan A. Dean, Northern Illinois Conference

143.                 Hannah Shanks, Missouri Conference

144.                 Rev. Gregory Norton, California Pacific Conference

145.                 Rev. Karen Clark Ristine, California Pacific Conference

146.                 Sylvia Blades Cunningham, Pacific Northwest Conference

147.                 Sharon Strachan, California Nevada Conference

148.                 Rev. Erica Gara, California Nevada Conference

149.                 Rev. Marcia Hauer, Oregon-Idaho Conference

150.                 Alyson Nicol, Pacific Northwest Conference

151.                 Deborah Gudger, Oregon-Idaho Conference

152.                 Sarah Louie, California Nevada Conference

153.                 Rev. Vicki Walker, Florida Conference

154.                 Rev. Eric Stone, Michigan Conference

155.                 Dr. Anne Burkholder Daniel, Florida Conference

156.                 Rev. Karen Long-Desmit, North Texas Conference

157.                 Rev. Elizabeth Guidotti, Northern Illinois Conference

158.                 Rev. Dana Carrol, Upper New York Conference

159.                 Patricia Bellingrath, Holston Conference

160.                 Megan Watson, Holston Conference

161.                 Rev. Chuck Powell, Holston Conference

162.                 Rev. Kenneth L. Faught, Holston Conference

163.                 Chrissy Faught, Holston Conference

164.                 Rev. Janie Toy Powell, Holston Conference

165.                 Rev. Dr. Colleen Windham-Hughes, California Pacific Conference

166.                 Rev. Dr. Mike Green, North Texas Conference

167.                 Rev. Denyse Barnes, California Pacific Conference

168.                 Rev. Rick Malec, California Pacific Confernce

169.                 Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey, Northern Illinois Conference

170.                 Andrew Larson, Pacific Northwest Conference

171.                 Candace Larson, Pacific Northwest Conference

172.                 Teresa Stewart, Kansas Conference

173.                 Rev. Erin Martin, Oregon-Idaho Conference

174.                 Michael Greene, North Texas Conference

175.                 Rev. Scott E. Manning, Michigan Conference

176.                 Rev. Debbie Gara, California Pacific Conference

177.                 Dave Oshirobot, Oregon-Idaho Conference

178.                 Rev. Mary Dotson, Susquehanna Conference

179.                 Pam Painter Joyner, North Texas Conference

180.                 Rev. Sadie Stone, California Nevada Conference

181.                 Andrew Gladstone-Highland, Michigan Conference

182.                 Rev. Adiel DePano, California Pacific Conference

183.                 Sara Cardinal, Michigan Conference

184.                 Brooke Nyhus, Pacific Northwest Conference

185.                 Tim Nyhus, Pacific Northwest Conference

186.                 Forrest Tufte, Pacific Northwest Conference

187.                 Rev. Amos Oladipo, Northern Illinois Conference

188.                 Rev. Brenda Sene, Oregon-Idaho Conference

189.                 Rev. Susan Martin Taylor, North Georgia Conference

190.                 Rev. Elizabeth Braddon, New York Conference

191.                 Rev. Curtis D. King, Baltimore-Washington Conference

192.                 Sue Magrath, Pacific Northwest Conference

193.                 Chris Early, Oregon-Idaho Conference

194.                 Carlson Sawyer, Virginia Conference

195.                 Serena Sullivan, Pacific Northwest Conference

196.                 Rev. Steve McCoy, Michigan Conference

197.                 Mary Vergin, Pacific Northwest Conference

198.                 Rev. Robin Olson, Upper New York Conference

199.                 Megan Ernst Kilpatrick, Pacific Northwest Conference

200.                 Rev. Mark J. Meyers, Northern Illinois Conference

201.                 Taylor Gould, Oregon-Idaho Conference

202.                 Lynne Pearson, Pacific Northwest Conference

203.                 Rev. Meredith Gudger-Raines, PNW Conference

204.                 Rev. Katie Klosterman, Pacific Northwest Conference

205.                 Rev. Todd Scranton, Mountain Sky Conference

206.                 Rev. Gary Barbaree, California Pacific Conference

207.                 John Brooks, Northern Illinois Conference

208.                 Rev. Gwendolyn Drake, Oregon-Idaho Conference

209.                 Rev. Daniel H. Taylor, Jr., Holston Conference

210.                 Rev. Gregory Norton, California Pacific Conference

211.                 Rev. Karen Clark Ristine, California Pacific Conference

212.                 Rev. Gary Bernard-Williams, California Pacific Conference

213.                 Rev. Marcia Hauer, Oregon-Idaho Conference

214.                 Norma Kehrberg, California Pacific Conference

215.                 Michael Green, Northern Illinois Conference

216.                 Debbie Mallis, Oregon-Idaho Conference

217.                 Mary Gladstone, Michigan Conference

218.                 Rev. Charlotte Hendee, Baltimore/Washington Conference

219.                 Sharon Anway, Michigan Conference

220.                 Rev. Julia Humenik, Michigan Conference

221.                 Rev. Jenny Wilson, Oregon Idaho Conference

222.                 Rev. Karen Nelson, Oregon-Idaho Conference

223.                 Rev. Rebecca Dunger Peak, Missouri Conference

224.                 Stephan Ross, Oregon-Idaho Conference

225.                 Rev. Hope Bentley Hutchinson, Minnesota Conference

226.                 Rev. Amy Gearhart, Missouri Conference

227.                 Rev. Peggy L. Jeffries, Missouri Conference

228.                 Rev. Will Nichols, New York Conference

229.                 Rev. Dana Neuhauser, Minnesota Conference

230.                 Brad Neuhauser, Minnesota Conference

231.                 Jim Strathdee, California-Nevada Conference

232.                 Jeanie Strathdee, California-Nevada Conference

233.                 Rev. Karen Penhale, United Church of Canada

234.                 Rev. Nathan Jeffries, Illinois Great Rivers Conference

235.                 Rev. Nancy Nichols, Indiana Conference

236.                 Rev. D. Stephen Long, Indiana Conference

237.                 Rev. Mandy Sloan McDow, California-Pacific Conference

238.                 Rev. Zach LaCrone, Illinois Great Rivers Conference

239.                 Diane Rodrigues, California-Pacific Conference

240.                 Kelly Burd-Huss, Texas Conference

241.                 Michael Collier, PNW Conference

242.                 Rev. Karen Blankewell, Missouri Conference

243.                 Christina Blank, Illinois Great Rivers Conference

244.                 Rev. Mark Thompson, Michigan Conference

245.                 Rev. David Tatgenhorst, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

246.                 Rev. Rick McKinley, New England Conference

247.                 Rev. Timothy Kobler, Holston Conference

248.                 Rev. Emma Donohew, Pacific Northwest Conference

249.                 Rev. Polly Klimson, Northern Illinois Conference

250.                 Rev. Frank Wulf, California Pacific Conference

251.                 Susan Saylor Stouffer, California Pacific Conference

252.                 Deaconness Sharon McCart, California Pacific Conference

253.                 Dana Lede, Pacific Northwest Conference

254.                 Rev. Margaret K. Mallory, Michigan Conference

255.                 Lisa Palombi, California Pacific Conference

256.                 Rev. Linda Morgan Clark, Oklahoma Conference

257.                 Rev. Richard Bolin, California Pacific Conference

258.                 Rev. Jeremy Wicks, Michigan Conference

259.                 Toinette Wicks, Michigan Conference

260.                 Kassie Goforth, Pacific Northwest Conference

261.                 Andrew Perry, Pacific Northwest Conference

262.                 Rev. Brenna Lakeson, Western North Carolina Conference

263.                 Rev. Anna Blaedel, Iowa Conference

264.                 Tyler Schwaller, Iowa Conference

265.                 Rev. Weatherly Burkhead Verhelst, Michigan Conference

266.                 Rev. Don Saliers, North Georgia Conference

267.                 Rev. Dawn Baird, Rio-Texas Conference

268.                 Lala Smith, Holston Conference

269.                 Rev. Lilly Villamin, California Pacific Conference

270.                 Joy Prim, California Pacific Conference

271.                 Rev. Ben Hadley Goggin, Virginia Conference

272.                 Rev. Tom Waller, Detroit Conference

273.                 Emilie Kroen, Oregon-Idaho Conference

274.                 Rev. Melanie Stanley-Souen, North Georgia Conference

275.                 Rev. Sarah K. Corum, Memphis Conference

276.                 Rev. Josh McClurkan, Memphis Conference

277.                 Rachel Meyers, Florida Conference

278.                 Rev. Angela Gilreath Rivers, North Georgia Conference

279.                 Tara Gnau, Michigan Conference

280.                 Rev. Anne Broyles, California Pacific Conference

281.                 Nancy Tam Davis, Pacific Northwest Conference

282.                 Rev. Kimberly Scott, Desert Southwest Conference

283.                 Cathy T. Albery, Michigan Conference

284.                 Christie Eden, Pacific Northwest Conference

285.                 Mark Morris, Rio Texas Conference

286.                 Rev. Kelly Harvell, New England Conference

287.                 Rev. Susan Oeffler, Wisconsin Conference

288.                 Shelby Ruch-Teegarden, Tennessee Conference

289.                 Austin James Teegardin, Tennessee Conference

290.                 Rev. Dr. Emily B. Hall, New York Conference

291.                 Rev. Vince McGlothin-Eller, Michigan Conference

292.                 Rev. Rich Burstall, Michigan Conference

293.                 Rev. Dr. Mary Jane O’Connor Ropp, New England Conference

294.                 Brian Kleber, Western Pennsylvania Conference

295.                 Dr. Tracy Zielinski, Florida Conference

296.                 Lauren Michelle Stevens, California-Nevada Conference

297.                 Rev. Gail Thompson, North Georgia Conference

298.                 Rev. Karen Smith, North Georgia Conference

299.                 Rev. Jodi Cartwright, Michigan Conference

300.                 Joe Openshaw, Northern Alabama Conference

301.                 Bobby Prince, Northern Alabama Conference

302.                 Rev. Laura Young, West Ohio Conference

303.                 Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

304.                 Rev. Alice Rogers, North Georgia Conference

305.                 Tammy Jane, Pacific Northwest Conference

306.                 Rev. Kate Walker, Texas Conference

307.                 Dr. Trelawney J. Grenfell-Moor, New England Conference

308.                 Rev. Paula Cripps-Vallejo, Northern Illinois Conference

309.                 Rev. Benji Sayre, West Ohio Conference

310.                 Deb Holly, Holston Conference

311.                 Rev. Cindy Yanchury, Minnesota Conference

312.                 Rev. Joey Heath-Mason, Baltimore-Washington Conference

313.                 Susan Critchfield Herrmann, California Pacific Conference

314.                 Mariflorence Hudson, California-Nevada Conference

315.                 Deaconness Cindy Davis Campbell, North Georgia Conference

316.                 Rev. Rebekah Gienapp, Memphis Conference

317.                 Rev. Rebecca Patterson, Oregon-Idaho Conference

318.                 Elizabeth Critchfield, California-Pacific Conference

319.                 Kevin Carnahan, Missouri Conference

320.                 Rev. Dr. Sharon Rhodes-Wickett, California Pacific Conference

321.                 Rev. Stephanie Vader, Baltimore-Washington Conference

322.                 Jennifer McLaughlin, Pacific Northwest Conference

323.                 Tia Hollowood, Alaska Missionary Conference

324.                 Rev. Janet Sweet Richardson, Holston Conference

325.                 Rob Herrmann, California Pacific Conference

326.                 Rev. Kathy Weigand, Wisconsin Conference

327.                 Zack McIntyre, West Ohio Conference

328.                 Marianne Aquino, conference not confirmed

329.                 Barbara Kutasz, Oregon-Idaho Conference

330.                 Rev. Dr. Phyllis Tyler, California Pacific Conference

331.                 Rev. Robin Wells, California-Nevada Conference

332.                 Rev. Will Meachum, Illinois Great Rivers Conference

333.                 Candie Odell Scherer, Northern Illinois Conference

334.                 Jeraldine Bjornson, United Church of Canada

335.                 Rev. Amanda Gayle Reed, West Virginia Conference

336.                 Tim Kelly, Pacific Northwest Conference

337.                 Rev. Melissa Yosua-Davis, New England Conference

338.                 Rev. Helen Jin Kim, California-Nevada Conference

339.                 Rev. Will Nichols, conference not confirmed

340.                 Rev. Christopher Gudger-Raines, Pacific Northwest Conference

341.                 Rev. Melinda Holloway, Pacific Northwest Conference

342.                 Jennifer Warnick McDermott, California-Nevada Conference

343.                 Aaron Shipman, Rocky Mountain Conference

344.                 Lara Gaston, Oklahoma Conference

345.                 Deaconness Laura Young, Texas Conference

346.                 Beth Ann Higgs, North Alabama Conference

347.                 Elissa Moise, Indiana Conference

348.                 Ellen Barber Walworth, Pacific Northwest Conference

349.                 Tom Walworth, Pacific Northwest Conference

350.                 Jennifer Fry, Michigan Conference

351.                 Nancy Cooper, Missouri Conference

352.                 Todd Cox, Holston Conference

353.                 Debra Mobley, California-Pacific ConferenceL

354.                 Jackie Owen, Dakotas Conference

355.                 Margaret Schulze, California-Nevada Conference

356.                 Alex Lee, North Carolina Conference

357.                 Rev. Walter Lockhart, Minnesota Conference

358.                 Rev. Dr. Thomas Robinson, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

359.                 Megan Schlegel, Pacific Northwest Conference

360.                 Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, Pacific Northwest Conference

361.                 John Paul Guyer, Jr., California Pacific Conference

362.                 Rev. Dr. Herb Snyder, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

363.                 Ricka Long, Texas Conference

364.                 Rachel Labram, Michigan Conference

365.                 Lois Honeycutt, Missouri Conference

366.                 Elaine Foulkes, United Church of Canada

367.                 Linda Vietz, West Ohio Conference

368.                 Beverly Mick West Ohio Conference

369.                 Brent McMorris, Oregon-Idaho Conference

370.                 Jenn Robinson-O’Brien, Virginia Conference

371.                 Emmanuel Russo, Louisiana Conference

372.                 Ellen Alward, Michigan Conference

373.                 Lisbeth Ash, Alabama-West Florida Conference

374.                 Sandy Arakawa Henry, Holston Conference

375.                 Amy Guyer, California-Nevada Conference

376.                 Rev. David E. McDonald, East Ohio

377.                 Madison McRill, Holston Conference

378.                 Rev. Julia Webb-Bowden, North Carolina Conference

379.                 Deaconness Kelly Tazuko Marciales, Alaska Missionary Conference

380.                 Rev. Pamela Osborne, Pacific Northwest Conference

381.                 Rev. William Gordon, Pacific Northwest Conference

382.                 Sandra White, Rio Texas Conference

383.                 Elisa Gatz, Northern Illinois Conference

384.                 K.T. Grace, North Georgia Conference

385.                 Erin Ferguson, Pacific Northwest Conference

386.                 Patricia Ferguson, Pacific Northwest Conference

387.                 Rev. Virginia Wheeler, California Pacific Conference

388.                 Mary Lynn, Pacific Northwest Conference

389.                 Rev. Devon Herrell, Michigan Conference

390.                 Rev. Barbara Nixon, Oregon-Idaho Conference

391.                 Rev. Dr. Grace Cajiuat, Wisconsin Conference

392.                 Sean Bloom, Western North Carolina Conference

393.                 Rev. D. Stephen Long, Indiana Conference

394.                 Rev. Sandie Richards, California Pacific Conference

395.                 Ted Brosius, Pacific Northwest Conference

396.                 Rev. Michelle Ozier Wallace, North Alabama Conference

397.                 Rev. Lindsey Long Joyce, Northern Illinois Conference

398.                 Kellye Noret, Rio Texas Conference

399.                 Rev. Paul G. Donelson, Michigan Conference

400.                 Rev. Rosa Yeonshin Lee, Northern Illinois Conference

401.                 Rev. Paul Hyerncherl Lee, Northern Illinois Conference

402.                 Judy Coffee, Michigan Conference

403.                 Beryl Gilbert Dixon, North Georgia Conference

404.                 Rev. Michael Hart, Yellowstone Conference

405.                 Rosalee Mohney, Pacific Northwest Conference

406.                 Amy Jubie Shephard, Pacific Northwest Conference

407.                 Trisha Johnsen, Indiana Conference

408.                 Rev. Denise Mullaney, North Alabama Conference

409.                 Rev. Alyssa Baker, Oregon-Idaho Conference

410.                 Cheryl Niehaus, Pacific Northwest Conference

411.                 Michael Niehaus, Pacific Northwest Conference

412.                 Sarah Moon, West Ohio Conference

413.                 Rev. Anna Ecklebarger Salas, Oregon-Idaho Conference

414.                 Rev. Cathlynn Law, Pacific Northwest Conference

415.                 Rev. Jarell Wilson, Rio Texas Conference

416.                 Rev. Dr. Jeanne G. Knepper, Oregon-Idaho Conference

417.                 Rev. Sarah Beck, Mountain Sky Conference

418.                 Charlotte Kiyan Thompson, Pacific Northwest Conference

419.                 Alexa Eisenbarth, Pacific Northwest Conference

420.                 Rev. Dr. Evelyn R. McDonald, New York Conference

421.                 Brittney Gilleland, Illinois Great Rivers Conference

422.                 Lindsay Sturtevant, Pacific Northwest Conference

423.                 Mindy Meyn, Alaska Missionary Conference

424.                 Rev. Katy Shedlock, Pacific Northwest Conference

425.                 Laurie Ladbury Beithan, Pacific Northwest Conference

426.                 Rev. Holly Reinhart-Merean, California Pacific Conference

427.                 Rev. Tom Reinhart-Merean, California Pacific Conference

428.                 Amory Peck, Pacific Northwest Conference

429.                 Sarah Hart Shafer, Desert Southwest Conference

430.                 John Angermayer, Mountain Sky Conference

431.                 Rev. Elizabeth Jones, New York Conference

432.                 Rev. Ardis Letey, Oregon-Idaho Conference

433.                 Rev. Linda Richard, Illinois Great Rivers Conference

434.                 Paul Marston, Pacific Northwest Conference

435.                 Rev. D. Stephen Long, Indiana Conference

436.                 Rev. Stephan Ross, Oregon-Idaho Conference

437.                 Donna Fisher, North Georgia Conference

438.                 Samuel Mudge, Upper New York Conference

439.                 Tamara J. Mucha, Oregon-Idaho Conference

440.                 Lyn Rush, Oregon-Idaho Conference

441.                 Tallessyn Grenfell-Lee, New England Conference

442.                 Rev. Kathy Brockman, North Georgia Conference

443.                 Rev. Jeffrey Pugh, Virginia Conference

444.                 Jeff Wiley, Pacific Northwest Conference

445.                 Riva Tabelisma, Minnesota Conference

446.                 Carol May, Alaska Missionary Conference

447.                 Rev. Nancy Freitchen Gibson, East Ohio Conference

448.                 Rev. Rebecca Wieringa, Michigan Conference

449.                 Kristina Sinks, California-Nevada Conference

450.                 Rev. Mary Kay Will, California Pacific Conference

451.                 Rev. Megan Stowe, New England Conference

452.                 Rev. Cynthia Good, New England Conference

453.                 Rev. Suzanne Wenonah Duchesne, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

454.                 Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli, Baltimore-Washington Conference

455.                 Lisa Coles, Florida Conference

456.                 Phaedra Chandler, Rio Texas Conference

457.                 Rev. Deanne Lowman, Upper New York Conference

458.                 Mona Bomgaars, California-Pacific Conference

459.                 Rev. Jennifer Curran, New England Conference

460.                 Rev. Melvin Woodworth, Pacific Northwest Conference

461.                 Rev. Lisa Petty, Mountain Sky Conference

462.                 Lisa Blum, Pacific Northwest Conference

463.                 Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill, New England Conference

464.                 Leroy Stulce, Desert Southwest Conference

465.                 Rev. Matthew Johnson, North Georgia Conference

466.                 Deaconness Amy Reimer, Northern Illinois Conference

467.                 Rev. Molly Moore, Missouri Conference

468.                 Rev. Sara Ewing-Merrill, New England Conference

469.                 Rev. Nick Nicholas, Northern Illinois Conference

470.                 Rev. Amy Beth Coleman, Virginia Conference

471.                 Rev. Justin Hildebrandt, New England Conference

472.                 Paula James, North Carolina Conference

473.                 Corrine Travis, Pacific Northwest Conference

474.                 Rev. Dr. Sam Persons Parkes, Alabama-West Florida Conference

475.                 Rev. Kyle Gould, East Ohio Conference

476.                 Rev. Dr. Emily Peck-McClain, New York Conference

477.                 Zoe Peck-McClain, child, New York Conference

478.                 Rev. Mary Rawlinson, Northern Illinois Conference

479.                 Kristy Besada, New England Conference

480.                 Rev. Dr. Brett Webb-Mitchell, Oregon-Idaho Conference

481.                 Rev. Lara Bolger, Pacific Northwest Conference

482.                 Ron Bruce, California Pacific Conference

483.                 Bonnie Bruce, California Pacific Conference

484.                 Austin Wall, Tennessee Conference

485.                 Kay Guy, California Pacific Conference

486.                 Jessica Seargeant, California Pacific Conference

487.                 Abigail Durden, North Texas Conference

488.                 Maia Adolph, Pacific Northwest Conference

489.                 Mark Adolph, Pacific Northwest Conference

490.                 Stephanie Henry, Pacific Northwest Conference

491.                 Brian Henry, Pacific Northwest Conference

492.                 Patricia Anderson, conference not documented

493.                 Mary Kooistra, Pacific Northwest Conference

494.                 Rev. Richenda Fairhurst, Pacific Northwest and Oregon Idaho Conferences

495.                 Rev. Taylor Driskill Pafford, North Georgia Conference

496.                 Claire Asbury Lennox, North Georgia Conference

497.                 Hannah Wynn, Pacific Northwest Conference

498.                 Jan Nelson, Oregon-Idaho Conference

499.                 Emily Adams, West Ohio Conference

500.                 Rev. Doris K. Dalton, New York Conference

501.                 Rev. Melissa Hinnen, New York Conference

502.                 Rev. Michelle Estelle Lewis, New York Conference

503.                 Rev. Wesley Palmer, New England Conference

504.                 Paula Ewing Kling, Pacific Northwest Conference

505.                 Rev. Lydia Munoz, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

506.                 Rev. James McIntire, Eastern Pennsyvlania Conference

507.                 Brinna Kolitz, New York Conference

508.                 Rev. Douglas P. Cunningham, New York Conference

509.                 Rev. J. Michael Cobb, New York Conference

510.                 Rev. Susan Chupungco, New York Conference

511.                 Rev. Joy Rikard Brown, North Georgia Conference

512.                 Julia A. Arms Meeks, North Georgia Conference

513.                 Anna Kelly-Leary, North Georgia Conference

514.                 Rev. Dr. K Karpen, New York Conference

515.                 Rev. Dr. Benny Custodio, New York Conference

516.                 Melissa Iutzi Calvillo, Great Plains Conference

517.                 Rev. Kathy Cheney Egan, Northern Illinois Conference

518.                 Deb Robine, Iowa Conference

519.                 Sean Crews, Oklahoma Conference

520.                 Rev. Jordan Shaw, New England Conference

521.                 Beth Bond, North Georgia Conference

522.                 Rev. Kathleen Wilder, Missouri Conference

523.                 Rev. Dr. Hope N. Luckie, New England Conference

524.                 Rev. Carlos Uroza, Tennessee Conference

525.                 Margaret Ann Hall, North Carolina Conference

526.                 Doug Palmer, Mountain Sky Conference

527.                 Rev. Eric Conklin, Oregon-Idaho Conference

528.                 Julia Frisbie, Pacific Northwest Conference

529.                 Karen Podett, North Georgia Conference

530.                 Rev. Clinton W. Spence, North Carolina Conference

531.                 Walter Wood, North Texas Conference

532.                 Randall Cathcart Jr., New England Conference

533.                 Rev. Carolyn Carnes, Illinois Great Rivers Conference

534.                 Michelle Okabayashi, New York Conference

535.                 Whitney Forck, Pacific Northwest Conference

536.                 Janet Allen Oak, Virginia Conference

537.                 Anna Boyd, Pacific Northwest Conference

538.                 V. Leanne Frank, North Georgia Conference

539.                 John Regier, New England Conference

540.                 Rex Burruss, North Georgia Conference

541.                 Rev. Pat Watkins, Virginia Conference

542.                 Rev. Bob Ward, Pacific Northwest Conference

543.                 Gail Dahl, Alaska Missionary Conference

544.                 Rev. Kathleen A. Herington, West Ohio Conference

545.                 Christine Ewing, New England Conference

546.                 Rev. Annie Baker-Streevy, New England Conference

547.                 Rev. John Baker-Streevy, New England Conference

548.                 Rev. Daryl Blanksma, Oregon-Idaho Conference

549.                 Rev. Matt Willis-Goode, New England Conference

550.                 Rev. Juli Reinholz, Pacific Northwest Conference

551.                 Rev. Paul J. Mallory, Michigan Conference

552.                 Bethany Sullivan, New England Conference

553.                 Rev. Freddrick Long, Holston Conference

554.                 Rev. Judith Anna, Holston Conference

555.                 Teri Tobey, Pacific Northwest Conference

556.                 Rev. Dr. Earl Guy, California Pacific Conference

557.                 Rev. April Casperson, West Ohio Conference

558.                 Rev. Kendra Behn-Smith, Pacific Northwest Conference

559.                 Shaylyn Johanson, Pacific Northwest Conference

560.                 Rev. Joanne Miles, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

561.                 Rev. Alex da Silva Souto, New York Conference

562.                 Marie Kuch-Stanovsky, Pacific Northwest Conference

563.                 Rev. Karina Feliz, New York Conference

564.                 Rev. Dan Lebo, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

565.                 Rev. Jimmy Moor, North Georgia Conference

566.                 Rev. Joseph D. Kim, Pacific Northwest Conference

567.                 Rev. Dr. Jessica L. Anschutz, New York Conference

568.                 Rev. Billy Kurtz, Holston Conference

569.                 Dani Levine, New York Conference

570.                 Ellen Johanson, Pacific Northwest Conference

571.                 Rev. Clarissa Fuentes, Western North Carolina Conference

572.                 Amanda Yarbrough, North Texas Conference

573.                 Vivian R Rogers, Virginia Conference

574.                 Rev. Katherine Mitchell, New England Conference

575.                 Erich Deptolla, Northern Illinois Conference

576.                 Lauren Elizabeth Summerville, Texas Conference

577.                 Jeanne Wallace, North Georgia Conference

578.                 Rev. Thomas Boller, Mountain Sky Conference

579.                 Liz Larson-Shidler, Detroit Conference

580.                 Rev. Paula Champion Jones, North Alabama Conference

581.                 Rev. Hannah Hooks, AME Clergy, 10th Episcopal District

582.                 BJ Eldred, Alaska Missionary Conference

583.                 Nancy Graves-Cronin, Minnesota Conference

584.                 Karyn Talbot-Russ, East Ohio Conference

585.                 Peggy R. Gaylord, Upper New York Conference

586.                 Dina Wilson, Rio Texas Conference

587.                 Donna Blanton, North Georgia Conference

588.                 Cherie Boeneman, Michigan Conference

589.                 Susan Knight, North Carolina Conference

590.                 Suzanne Stampley, Tennessee Conference

591.                 Shirley Durr, Minnesota Conference

592.                 Mary Petersson, Minnesota Conference

593.                 Cheryl Stratton, New England Conference

594.                 Brenda Romero, Louisiana Conference

595.                 Frances Barrett, Tennessee Conference

596.                 Connie Miller, West Ohio Conference

597.                 Mike Cate, Central Texas Conference

598.                 Jason Metcalf Lindberger, Pacific Northwest Conference

599.                 Terry Munson, Pacific Northwest Conference

600.                 Megan Munson, Pacific Northwest Conference

601.                 Shelly Jones Hogan, Pacific Northwest Conference

602.                 Patty Stunkard Anderson, Pacific Northwest Conference

603.                 Carla Corsilles-Roque, Pacific Northwest Conference

604.                 Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Pacific Northwest Conference

605.                 Gretchen Holtz, Pacific Northwest Conference

606.                 Jenny Miller, Pacific Northwest Conference

607.                 Rowena Lopez, Pacific Northwest Conference

608.                 Jonathon Tong, Pacific Northwest Conference

609.                 Tara Ray, Pacific Northwest Conference

610.                 Elizabeth Valbuena, Pacific Northwest Conference

611.                 Princess Yalung, Pacific Northwest Conference

612.                 Amy Bjorn, Pacific Northwest Conference

613.                 James Toycen, Pacific Northwest Conference

614.                 Marin Miller Bam, Pacific Northwest Conference

615.                 Matthew Munson, Pacific Northwest Conference

616.                 Stephanie J. Deckard Henry, Pacific Northwest Conference

617.                 Bridget Dahlman-Oeth, Pacific Northwest Conference

618.                 Gina del Rosario-Martin, Pacific Northwest Conference

619.                 Erin Dahlman-Oeth, Pacific Northwest Conference

620.                 Bill Peregrine, Pacific Northwest Conference

621.                 Kevin Osborne, Pacific Northwest Conference

622.                 Rev. Karen Martin, Illinois Great Rivers Conference

623.                 Belinda White Crisman, North Georgia Conference

624.                 Tim Boone, North Georgia Conference

625.                 Joy Parmelee Wilcox, Susquehanna Conference

626.                 Kate Stull, Missouri Conference

627.                 Cindy Wood, North Texas Conference

628.                 Claire Wood, Central Texas Conference

629.                 Rev. Ron Matthews, Holston Conference

630.                 Kassie May, Pacific Northwest Conference

631.                 Murray J Bickel, Western Pennsylvania Conference

632.                 Barbara McIntosh, North Texas Conference

633.                 Rev. Clayton Peak, Missouri Conference

634.                 Rev. Brenda S. Wills, Oregon-Idaho Conference

635.                 Rev. John Robert Elford, Rio Texas Conference

636.                 Kimberly Glass, North Alabama Conference

637.                 Jamie Glass, North Alabama Conference

638.                 Alberta Coulter, North Alabama Conference

639.                 Paula Crosby, North Alabama Conference

 

Cc:

 

·      Bishop David W. Graves, Alabama-West Florida Conference

·      Rev. Debora K Bishop, District Superintendent, Mobile District, Alabama-West Florida Conference

·      Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, Virginia Conference

·      Rev. Catherine G. Abbot, District Superintendent, Arlington District, Virginia Conference

 

***A Note on the list of names, titles, and conferences: This complaint grew very quickly, and the authors have done their best to prevent any duplication of names, and to indicate those with clergy standing with the honorific “Rev” before their name.  We recognize that there are several who are in pastoral capacities who might not use or have that title, and so for any inconsistency on that matter, we apologize.  All such errors are wholly those of Rev. Dave Wright, the primary editor of this complaint.



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