House of Deputies

December 11, 2015

Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies,

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has just released a letter to the staff of the Episcopal Church Center informing them that, on Wednesday, he placed on administrative leave Chief Operating Officer Bishop Stacy Sauls, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission Samuel McDonald, and Director of Public Engagement Alex Baumgarten. "This is a result of concerns that have been raised about possible misconduct in carrying out their duties as members of senior management of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society," writes Bishop Curry.

You can read the letter online.

I join Bishop Curry in asking that you pray for all who are involved in this situation and that we all refrain from speculation while the investigation proceeds.

Thank you, as always, for your faithfulness as leaders of the Episcopal Church.

Faithfully,

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Gay Clark Jennings
President