27 Sep Province Announces Husch Blackwell Released Its Report
Read the Province’s Oct 1 update about the report here.
Beloved in the Lord,
The Province (ACNA leadership) announced that Husch Blackwell has released its report regarding the handling of allegations of sexual misconduct in the Diocese, particularly abuse by a lay leader of the former diocesan congregation, Christ Our Light of Big Rock, IL. (Find background context here.) (Trigger Warning: contains details of child sexual abuse) This public report redacts some names and identifying details to protect survivors and witnesses.
The report does not determine next steps, but it provides a thorough review to inform any recommendations the Province may have for the Diocese. We are hopeful that it will help clarify how the Diocese can grow in our care for parishioners, especially the most vulnerable. Please have patience as we wait for the Province to respond. I continue to ask for your prayers for the Lord to lead us.
Yours faithfully in Christ Jesus,
The Rt. Rev. John E. Miller, III
Diocese of the Upper Midwest