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Chapel of the Cross

304 East Franklin Street
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LGBTQ Policy

Women in Leadership Policy

Leadership

Pastor:
Elizabeth Marie Melchionna
Gender:
Woman
Race:
White
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Pastor:
Gender:
Race:
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LGBTQIA:
Yes
Officiates LGBTQ weddings:
Hires LGBTQ+:
Ordains LGBTQ+:
Any LGBTQIA individuals serving in church's leadership team:

LGBTQ Policy

Unclear: Affirming

Web Links

Icons of Identity and Mission (Sermon by Stephen Elkins-Williams, former Rector, April 2013)

Excerpt:

"The congregation that has worshipped in the light of that window for another eight decades has carried on that legacy by standing up for the rights of gay and lesbian people and celebrating liturgically the joy and witness of faithful, lifelong gay unions."

Letter to the congregation (October 25, 2007)

Reference Links

Episcopal Dioceses of North Carolina is affirming per This Statement.

Notes

Its actively enforced policy is not located on website's primary pages, but embedded in a sermon dated April 28, 2013. Its policy only communicates affirmation of sexual orientation but not gender identity.

LGBTQIA in Leadership

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Women can preach:
Women can be ordained:
Women can be elders:
Women can be senior pastor:
Senior pastor is female or non-binary:
50% or more of leadership team are women and/or non-binary:
Regularity of women and/or non-binary preachers:

Women in Leadership Policy

Clear: Egalitarian

Notes

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Last updated 5/11/2018