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Decision No. 509

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October 29 1982
In Re: Amenability of Pastor-Parish Relations Committee to Administrative Board in Recommendations Concerning Pastoral Changes.

Digest of Case

During the 1982 session of the Wisconsin Annual Conference, June 3-6, 1982, Bishop Marjorie S. Matthews ruled that the Discipline does not require that the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee be "amenable to the Administrative Board concerning its recommendations to the Cabinet about moving or keeping of the pastor". She further ruled that the Discipline does not require that the Administrative Board be "brought into consultation immediately after the meeting of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee where a change of pastor has been considered". These rulings are in agreement with the 1980 Discipline's description of the powers and duties of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee and of the Administrative Board, and are affirmed.

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