[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
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,