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The Diocese of Ohio is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion represented in the United States by The Episcopal Church.


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Regional Disciplinary Board

If there is a case involving potential clergy misconduct, the Regional Disciplinary Board is the pool of individuals from which are selected to serve as members of a Conference or Hearing Panel.  The Title IV canons seek to provide for appropriate and transparent accountability when clergy have committed some sort of misconduct.  It also seeks to be built upon a model of reconciliation and healing, as opposed to confrontation.

The Regional Disciplinary Board consists of 13 members (seven clergy and six lay) comprised of one lay and one clergy representative from each of the following contiguous Dioceses: Northwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Southern Ohio, West Virginia, and Western New York. Each Diocese elects one lay and one clergy member on an alternating basis; the thirteenth member (clergy) is selected by the bishops of the six dioceses.

There are no regular meetings.

The Episcopal Church has developed a website that describes in detail the priest disciplinary process:

Members from the Diocese of Ohio

Term Expires 2026

  • The Rev. Rachel Kessler
  • Ms. Clare Long

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