We, the Board of Ordained Ministry of the California-Pacific Annual Conference, hold our clergy and candidates for ministry to the highest standards of faithful and holy living. Our practice upholds that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities can live up to our high standards for fitness, readiness, and effectiveness in ministry. At this historic moment in the United Methodist Church we support all efforts which bring justice to issues of human sexuality. We will continue to give all candidates equal consideration because we believe this is the most faithful way to do our work.
We stand in solidarity and fully support all of our colleagues, candidates and leaders in ministry, who endeavor to transform our world through God’s grace.