Clergywomen

Local Church
The Rev. Donald “Bud” Heckman, accused of sexual misconduct and abuse, reached a resolution with the West Ohio Conference in which he retired under complaint. Young United Methodist clergywomen have circulated an open letter asking the judicial process be reopened. Photo courtesy of the Religion Communicators Council.

Conference urged to reopen misconduct case

Hundreds have signed letters calling a resolution unjust because it did not include the four women who accused a clergyman of harassment and abuse.
General Church
A video shown at the recent North Carolina Conference features male clergy reading some of the sexist comments that the conference’s female pastors have endured. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

New video calls out harassment of clergywomen

North Carolina Conference effort yields news coverage, large viewership.
General Church
The Rev. Kim Cape, top executive of the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry, retires on June 1, 2019. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Cape proud of work at leadership agency

The Rev. Kim Cape will retire as top executive of The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry on June 1.
Annual Conferences
The Book of Discipline contains the rules that guide The United Methodist Church. Only General Conference can change the book, which is revised after each meeting of the conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

District superintendent suspended

The Rev. Jisun Kwak of the Greater New Jersey Conference is suspended from work while under complaint.

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