Reconciling Ministries Network

Creating an Altar for All - Signers

Show Your Support for An Altar for All

Even as we sign, we repent that it has taken us so long to act. We acknowledge our complicity in the church’s discriminatory policies that have tarnished the witness of the Church to the world. We value our covenant relationships and ask everyone to hold the divided community of The United Methodist Church in prayer. 

Clergy Signers:
Pastoral care and the sacraments and rituals of the church are means of grace by which the lives of all Christians are blessed by God. Therefore we, as ordained clergy in the United Methodist Church, declare our commitment to offer such means of grace to all persons on an equal basis. We refuse to discriminate against any of God’s children and pledge to make marriage equality a lived reality within the United Methodist Church, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. We joyfully affirm that we will offer the grace of the Church’s blessing to any prepared couple desiring Christian marriage. We are convinced by the witness of others and are compelled by Spirit and conscience to act. We thank the many United Methodists who have already called for full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the life of the Church.

Supporting Clergy and Laity Signers:
We are United Methodists, called to inclusiveness, instructed to be faithful to the example of Jesus’ ministry to all persons, and charged to deny every semblance of discrimination [2012 Discipline, ¶140]. In accordance with our membership vow to “resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves,” we commit ourselves to work for marriage equality and to support our clergy colleagues who have courageously challenged church policy by faithfully ministering to all. We will support them morally, emotionally, and spiritually, and contribute financially to their defense if their faithfulness should result in a church trial.

Local Church Signers:
We, as a United Methodist congregation, have committed to supporting and honoring same-sex marriages in the same way that we support and honor other marriages. We believe that banning same-sex marriage is inconsistent with Christ’s teaching, and the constitution of the United Methodist Church. We fully recognize and assume the risks associated with these commitments, because we are called upon by God, through Jesus Christ, to resist injustice and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves. Our sanctuary is open for all to make a commitment of love and fidelity through Christian marriage OR we have decided to faithfully close our doors to all weddings until we can perform weddings for all.

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First Name Last Name Congregation name City State Conference Clergy Designation
Anne McQuade   Acworth GA North Georgia  
Rebecca Hundley   South Pasadena Ca CalPac  
Melissa Reed   Selinsgrove PA Susquehanna (Cent. PA)  
Gary Geiman   Billings MT Yellowstone Ordained
Donald Elly   West Des Moines IA Iowa Ordained
Anne Elly   West Des Moines IA Iowa  
Tyler Amundson   Helena MT Yellowstone Ordained
Marianne Niesen   Helena MT Yellowstone Ordained
Julia Lawrence   Norfolk va Virginia  
Diane Bruce   Millsboro De Balt-Washington  
Lucia Ann McSpadden   Oakland CA California/Nevada  
Sandra Moore-Furneaux   Norman Ok Oklahoma  
Sonja Oliver   Imperial Beach CA Virginia Called
Angela Doolin   Royal Oak MI Detroit  
Alisa Isaacs-Bailey   Greencastle IN Indiana  
Bobby McMillan   Lubbock Tx Northwest Texas (Lubbock Area) Retired
Jamie LeJeune   Hattiesburg MS Mississippi  
Bart Everts   Philadelphia PA East Pennsylvania  
Richard Smith   Boulder City NV Desert Southwest Ordained
Richard Bates   Austin TX Southwest Texas (Austin Area) Retired
Deborah Gallagher   Stafford Va Virginia  
Gwen Murray   Merrimack NH New England  
JoAnn Carlotto   Bradford MA New England  
Mandy Flemming   Laguna Beach CA CalPac Ordained
Earl Smith   Deland FL Upper New York Retired
Linda Ashton   Lawton OK Oklahoma  
Shirley Macemon   San Jose Ca California/Nevada Ordained
Peter Perry   Olympia Wa Pacific Northwest Ordained
Bruce Baraw   La Mesa CA CalPac  
W. Brent Sturm   Huntington WV West Virginia Ordained
Bobbie Pierro   Oklahoma City Ok Oklahoma  
    Irving Park United Methodist CHICAGO IL Northern Illinois  
Katherine Paisley   Chicago IL Northern Illinois Ordained
John F Yeaman   Austin TX Southwest Texas (Austin Area) Retired
Katherine Crawford   Corvallis OR Tennessee  
Chris Hicks   Farr West UT Rocky Mountain  
Linda Edwards   Nashville TN Tennessee  
Robert Hulse   Roswell GA North Georgia  
Thomas Fowler   Lake Jackson TX Texas (Houston Area)  
Sally Wingate   Nashville TN Tennessee  
Cynthia Matthews   Nashville TN Tennessee  
Ingrid Shoaf   Nashville TN Tennessee  
Tyler Schwaller   Andover MA Iowa Ordained
Sandra Jellison-Knock   Washington KS Great Plains (formerly Nebraska and Kansas)  
Augustus Jordan   Middlebury VT New England Ordained
Terry Bosworth   Philadelphia PA East Pennsylvania  
Kristen McReynolds   Udall KS Great Plains (formerly Nebraska and Kansas)  
Paul Nixon   Washington DC Virginia Ordained
John Gordon   Berea OH East Pennsylvania Ordained
Robert Schmidt   Austin TX Southwest Texas (Austin Area)  
Shevawn Eisman   Austin TX Southwest Texas (Austin Area)  
Jonathan Besancon   South Elgin IL Northern Illinois  
Larry Dunlap-Berg   Nashville TN Northern Illinois Ordained
Madonna Flanders   Johnson City TN Holston (TN) Ordained
Margaret Parish   Oneonta Ny Upper New York  
Scott Amundsen   Oneonta NY Upper New York  
Beth McHenry   Parklsey VA Virginia  
Tom Whitney       Upper New York  
Anne Manuel   Silver Spring MD Balt-Washington  
Michael House   Dallas Tx North Texas (Dallas Area) Retired
Nancy Megley   Philadelphia PA East Pennsylvania  
Joseph Rhymer   bristol TN Holston (TN)  
Connie Bryant   Chicago Il Northern Illinois  
Carol Peck   Washington WV West Virginia  
Josh Powers   Malden MA New England  
Lynn Powers   Malden MA New England  
Gail Hernandez   Wilton NH New England  
Stephen Peck   Washington WV West Virginia  
Michael Johnson   Mount Prospect IL IL Great River  
Phaedra Chandler   Austin TX Southwest Texas (Austin Area)  
Beth Burney   Atlanta GA North Georgia  
Dana Miller       CalPac Retired
Sally Lewis   Greensboro NC Western North Carolina  
Robert Dorr   Omaha NE Great Plains (formerly Nebraska and Kansas)  
Karen Eisenbrey   Seattle WA Pacific Northwest  
Susan Boegli   Juneau Ak Alaska Missionary Ordained
Rosemary Davis   Claremont CA CalPac Retired
Torey Davenport   Normal IL IL Great River  
Mary Hankins   West Chester PA East Pennsylvania  
Bunnie Bryant   West Chester PA East Pennsylvania  
Morris Taber   Ann Arbor MI Detroit  
Carolyn B. Francis   Claremont CA CalPac  
Meredith Lindgren   Aurora IL Northern Illinois  
Marissa Kreifels   Omaha NE Great Plains (formerly Nebraska and Kansas)  
Barbara Troxell   Claremont CA California/Nevada Retired
Leigh Almond   Athens GA North Georgia  
Andrew Wheatley   Chicago IL Northern Illinois  
JESSIE CUNNINGHAM   HOMEWOOD IL Northern Illinois  
Debra Drew   Chardon Oh East Ohio  
Rich Roecker   Chicago IL IL Great River  
Cindy Kennel   Newark de East Pennsylvania  
Ann Barton   Dallas TX North Texas (Dallas Area) Retired
Laurel Challoner   Madison WI Wisconsin  
Ann Quilter   Laguna beach Ca CalPac  
Jean Collins   State College PA East Pennsylvania  
Jean Eastlake   Wimberley TX Southwest Texas (Austin Area)  
Carol Fox   Fort Collins CO Rocky Mountain Retired
Dan Field   Cambria Ca Africa Central  
Carla Costantino   Columbia NJ Greater New Jersey Ordained
Marjorie Hartzog   Jennings Ks Great Plains (formerly Nebraska and Kansas)  
MARILYN VAN TINE   VALHALLA NY New York  
Donna Walters   Knoxville Tn Holston (TN)  
Elizabeth Copes   Lynch station Va Virginia  
Audrey Phelps   Boonville MO Missouri  
Laurie Golder   Earleville Md Balt-Washington  
Nan Owen Hoekman   Cudahy WI Wisconsin  
Tina Nees   Akron Oh East Ohio Ordained
Thomas Stewart   Saugus MA New England  
William Finnegan   Grove City Oh West Ohio  
Ermalou Roller   Lisle IL Northern Illinois Retired
Scott Anderson   Edmonds WA Pacific Northwest  
Marilyn Sgarlata   Pittsburgh PA East Pennsylvania  
Bona Bourlier   Gaithersburg Md Balt-Washington  
Matt Seargeant   Brea CA CalPac Ordained
Ann Hunt       Great Plains (formerly Nebraska and Kansas) Retired
Beverly Walker   Portland OR Oregon/Idaho  
Trish Catalano   Morgan Hill Ca California/Nevada  
Beth Jemison   Phila PA East Pennsylvania  
Bonnie Meyer   Merrillville IN Indiana  
NANCY ZANDER   PEORIA IL IL Great River  
Amy Kate Bailey   Chicago IL Northern Illinois  
Marian Hart   San Diego CA CalPac  
Alice Alt   Waterford MI Detroit  
ERNEST M SEARLE III   Brooklyn NY New York  
Christopher Cattley   Brick NJ Greater New Jersey  
Donna Ludwig   pittsburgh pa West Pennsylvania  
Steven Davis   Sweetwater TX Northwest Texas (Lubbock Area) Ordained
Connie Hartline   Kansas City MO Missouri  
Nancy Thompson   Royal Oak MI Detroit  
Susan Hyde   Palmyra Pa East Pennsylvania  
Steven Spearman   Thornton CO Rocky Mountain  
M. Lynn Simpson       Pacific Northwest  
Laura Lee Morgan   Littlestown PA Balt-Washington Retired
Denise Spencer   Bluffton SC South Carolina  
Roger Brunell   Gulfport MS Mississippi  
Amanda Gayle Reed   Rivesville WV West Virginia Ordained
Sabrina McLaughlin   Sheppton PA East Pennsylvania  
Jeanne Sironen-McCartney   Ishpeming MI Detroit  
Kwang Sung Lim   Winthrop Harbor IL Northern Illinois Ordained
Thomas Galloway   Perrysburg OH West Ohio  
Anne Torrance-Bachmanm   Swanton VT New England Retired
Carol Carpenetti   Windsor NY Upper New York  
Margaret Wiborg   Newton Ma New England  
Anita Dinwiddie   New Orleans LA Louisiana Called
Mary Taylor   Huntington WV West Virginia  
Suzanne Ecklund   Atlanta Ge North Georgia In Process
William Noll   Basking Ridge NJ Greater New Jersey Retired
Rosanne Driscoll   Mansfield Ma New England  
Jean Whalen   Ashland Or Oregon/Idaho  
Rebecca Foote   Lewisburg PA Susquehanna (Cent. PA) Ordained
Jan Lanterman   Napa CA California/Nevada  
Bruce Davis   Altus OK Oklahoma Ordained
Renee Johnson   Pomona CA CalPac  
Janice Curry   Austin TX Southwest Texas (Austin Area)  
Ann Brechtel   Newark DE Peninsula/Delaware  
Kathleen Ostertag   Philadelphia PA East Pennsylvania  
Annabel Unland   Claremont, CA CalPac  
Marjorie Knapp   Philadelphia PA East Pennsylvania  
Marjorie Donnelly   Philadelphia PA East Pennsylvania  
Keren Orr   Viroqua WI Wisconsin  
Ellen Brennan   Maple Glen PA East Pennsylvania  
Alan Kinney   Schenectady NY Upper New York Ordained
Julie Radich   Moncks Corner SC South Carolina  
Criselda Marquez   Lafayette IN Indiana  
Terry Skinner   Durham NC North Carolina  
Martha Kulhavy   Appleton WI Wisconsin  
Ruth von Minden   Springfield PA East Pennsylvania  
James Dwer   Claremont CA CalPac Retired
Karen Ayers   Beaufort SC South Carolina  
Dawn Hitch   Valhalla NY New York  
Mary Driver-Downs   Fairfax VA Virginia  
Thomas Scott   McMinnville TN Tennessee  
Linnea Sommer   St. Louis Park MN Minnesota  
Judith Gehrig   Woodstock CT New England  
Jane Vink   Milford CT New York  
Cheryl Archer   San Marcos TX Southwest Texas (Austin Area)  
Hal Vink   Milford CT New York Retired
Glenda Meier   San Antonio TX Rio Grande  
Steven Hanusa   Sheboygan WI Wisconsin Retired
Gayla Anderson   Olathe KS Great Plains (formerly Nebraska and Kansas)  
Dominick Pesquera   Mine hill Nj Greater New Jersey  
Lynn Domina   Delhi NY Upper New York  
Jeanne Powers   Claremont Ca Minnesota Retired
Susan Richmond   Westlake OH East Ohio  
Vicki Lawruk   Wilmington DE Peninsula/Delaware  
Dave Bean   West Linn Or Oregon/Idaho Retired
Joanne Sivers   Hallstead Pe Susquehanna (Cent. PA) Retired
Suzanne Byerly   Stuarts Draft VA Virginia  
Karry Carr   Bellefonte PA West Pennsylvania  
Beth Schultz   Hamilton NJ Greater New Jersey  
Laura Hovermale   Valley Village CA CalPac  
Ron Morgan   Homestead Pa West Pennsylvania  
Karen Chellquist   Newark De Africa Central  
Lyda Eddington   Los Angeles Ca CalPac Called
Aaron House   Kansas City MO Missouri  
Mike Tobey   Vinita Ok Oklahoma  
Amy Wilfong   Winchester VA Virginia  
    Morrisville united Methodist Burlington Nj East Pennsylvania  
Douglas Cole   Chicago Il IL Great River  
Suzi Lenhart   Ponca City Ok Oklahoma  
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