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Iowa Annual Conference

The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is a connection of some 158,000 people who gather in 760 communities of faith across the state, and as people of "open hearts, open minds, and open doors" are committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

  1. Statement from Bishop Laurie Haller about the Just Resolution

    Bishop Laurie Haller addresses the Just Resolution process and the impact it has had on Rev. Anna Blaedel.  Bishop Haller offers her apology for the harm that has been caused and expresses a commitment "to avoid, if at all possible, the processing of complaints, charges, and trials related to officiating at same-gendered weddings and LGBTQIA identity and credentialing."

  2. Reflections from Rev. Anna Blaedel

    Rev. Anna Blaedel reacts to the process culminating in the Just Resolution and the impact that it has had on them, personally, and also on people of faith and the church.

  3. Rev. Dr. Tyler M. Schwaller

    Rev. Dr. Tyler Schwaller, who served as the Counsel for the Respondent in the Just Resolution process, shares personal observations and asks that the church be a more inclusive community.  

  4. Remarks from Rev. Jerry E. Oakland

    Rev. Jerry E. Oakland served as counsel for the church in the process of moving toward and achieving the Just Resolution in regards to the complaint filed against Rev. Anna Blaedel.

  5. The Just Resolution

    Rev. Jerry E. Oakland, Counsel for the Church, reads the Just Resolution document.

  6. Bishop Ives addresses the Just Resolution

    Bishop S. Clifton Ives addresses the Just Resolution achieved in regards to the complaint filed against Rev. Anna Blaedel. Bishop Ives, a retired United Bishop who was assigned to the West Virginia Area from 1992-2004, served as the facilitator for the process,

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