Frank Schaefer

Bishop responds to Judicial Council ruling on Rev. Frank Schaefer’s reinstatement

Statement by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson in response to the United Methodist Judicial Council’s ruling in Decision 1270 affirming the Rev. Frank Schaefer’s reinstatement as an Elder in full connection:I… Read more

Judicial Council hears arguments on Schaefer case

By Linda Bloom  Oct. 22, 2014 |MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UMNS) The question of whether an appeals committee was correct in restoring the clergy credentials of the Rev. Frank Schaefer was argued… Read more

Frank Schaefer reinstated as United Methodist clergy; transfers to Calif.-Pacific Conference

By Kathy L. Gilbert   June 24, 2014 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) Editor’s Note: This story was updated June 25 to include comments from Jen Ihlo, the chair of the appeals… Read more

Bishop agrees to reinstate Schaefer after successful appeal

The following is a public statement by Philadelphia Episcopal Area Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, Bishop of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula-Delaware (regional) conferences. Her statement is in response to today’s… Read more