On October 17, the Pacific Union Conference issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to ordaining both men and women. The statement follows the Annual Council vote on October 14 that approved punitive measures against leaders of entities perceived to be out of compliance with voted actions of GC sessions and/or the GC executive committee, including the 2015 GC Session vote not to allow divisions to ordain women. The statement follows in its entirety.

Pacific Union Statement Following the 2018 Annual Council

The mission of the church is universal, while the ministry of the church is local. We are resolved in our continued commitment to ordain women and men equally. We remain stalwart in support of our churches, schools, conferences, and all of our workers. The Pacific Union Conference affirms and renews our devotion to the unique ministry that Christ has given us.

Pacific Union Conference Officers
October 17, 2018