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St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church

263 W. 86th St.
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Leadership

Pastor:
Rev. K Karpen
Gender:
Race:
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LGBTQIA:
Yes
Pastor:
Gender:
Race:
No items found.
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Officiates LGBTQ weddings: Yes
Hires LGBTQ+:
Yes
Ordains LGBTQ+: Yes
Any LGBTQIA individuals serving in church's leadership team: Yes, one of our three pastors identifies as a lesbian.

LGBTQ Policy

Verified Clear

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Notes

Note from church:

"Our denomination's official policies are that clergy are not to officiate same-sex weddings, nor are these weddings to be held in our churches. We also are not officially allowed to ordain LGBTQ people. However, our church is a part of the movement to openly defy those denominational laws. All of our pastors have performed same-sex weddings. One of our pastors is an out lesbian with a wife and child (Our website has been cited in church legal proceedings against her). And same-sex weddings have been performed in our sanctuary. Our staff and laity have long been involved in the movement for LGBTQ equality within and outside of the church."

LGBTQIA in Leadership

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Women can preach:
Yes
Women can be ordained:
Yes
Women can be elders:
Yes
Women can be senior pastor:
Yes
Senior pastor is female or non-binary: No
50% or more of leadership team are women and/or non-binary: Yes
Regularity of women and/or non-binary preachers: Monthly

Women in Leadership Policy

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Last updated 3/8/2018