LOS ANGELES (UMNS) — The Rev. Frank Schaefer, who was asked Dec. 19 to surrender his ministerial credentials to the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual (regional) Conference, has been invited to join the California-Pacific Annual Conference by Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño. New Jersey Area Bishop John Schol also released a video statement on the decision to defrock Schaefer, urging the church to stop using clergy trials in handling these situations.
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See Bishop Schol’s video statement