Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues update on investigation

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has sent the following letter to the staff of the Episcopal Church with an update on the independent investigation he called for after placing three members of senior management on administrative leave in December. The presiding bishop sent similar versions of this letter to the Executive Council, which meets Feb. 26-28, and to the House of the Bishops.

February 24, 2016

Dear Staff,

I am writing to bring you up to date on the investigation of our three colleagues who
have been placed on administrative leave.

I anticipate the investigators will complete their interviews in the next 3-4 weeks.
Following that, they will share their findings and conclusions with me. I will then
consult with the officers of the DFMS and legal counsel regarding appropriate steps

Once the course of action is clear and it has been properly shared with those on
administrative leave, I will share with you with as much transparency as is appropriate,
protecting confidentiality, and the ways we will move forward from that point.

I am deeply committed to our all working together on healing, building trust, and
nurturing a culture reflective of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as we move
forward to help the church to serve the world in his Name.

Please continue to pray to God for our brothers and their families, for those deeply
affected by this, and for us all.

God bless you,


  1. Wanda Bryan says:

    Thank you for your letter updating progress in the investigation. I have been praying every day along with my usual prayer list for all parties to come to a workable conclusion. I am the Treasurer for ECW of ECR in California and send the UTO Ingathering money to the DFMS/UTO organization so that is my interest in this investigation. Hopefully it will come to a Jesus centered graceful solution.

    • Sandra Squires says:

      I thank Wanda for her approach of prayer and asking for a Jesus-centered workable conclusion to this investigation. To Wanda, as President of the United Thank Offering Board, I speak for the Board in our appreciation for your prayers and your ministry of managing the money for the UTO Ingathering.
      We are so thankful for Presiding Bishop Curry’s approach to this investigation, and remembering that we are Jesus People who rely on His healing and compassion in all things.

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