Women are of equal worth and dignity as men and, in our church, have full access to all orders of ministry: laity, priests, deacons and bishops – including the office of Presiding Bishop. (This link to Time Magazine’s interview with Katharine Jefferts Schori may take a few seconds to load).
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons are likewise full and equal members of our church and have full access to all four orders of lay and ordained ministry. Additionally, we believe that God blesses the marriages of same-sex couples, and we joyfully participate in those blessings as a church.
The Episcopal Church and this diocese are committed to the full inclusion of all people. It is our special privilege and blessing to provide a spiritual home to all seekers.
Please know that God loves you, and when you are ready, you can visit an Episcopal church near you.