DISAFFILIATED CHURCHES & WITHDRAWN CLERGY
Clergy members of the East Ohio Annual Conference are bound together in a covenant relationship for accountability and support. As a part of this covenant, United Methodist clergy only serve in a ministerial capacity outside of The United Methodist Church with the expressed and written permission of the resident bishop.A Message from Bishop Malone, the Cabinet, and the Board of Ministry.
Ordained clergy (active and retired) who wish to withdraw from The United Methodist Church are guided by Judicial Council Decision 696 and ¶ 360 of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016.
Licensed local pastors who wish to withdraw from The United Methodist Church are guided by ¶ 360 of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016. Read the guidelines for clergy withdrawal.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Local: (330) 499-3972
Toll Free: (800) 831-3972
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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