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222nd General Assembly (2016)

Rules of Discipline Task Force


The 222nd General Assembly (2016) created a Rules of Discipline Task Force, to be charged with revising the entire Rules of Discipline to make the Rules of Discipline more accessible to the church, to preserve and enhance the accountability of councils and individuals to the church, to expand the role of mediation and alternate dispute resolution, and to provide flexibility in crafting censures and remedies, particularly in light of recent learnings in ethical and social development and experiments by the secular legal system with alternative sentencing. The task force, which shall be appointed by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) Moderator, shall release its proposed revised draft by September 2017, and shall gather comments and present a final report to the 224th General Assembly (2020). 


  • Teaching Elder Paige McRight, Moderator, Synod of the South Atlantic
  • Ruling Elder Doska Ross, Synod of Southern California and Hawaii
  • Ruling Elder Donna Wells, Synod of Mid-Atlantic
  • Ruling Elder Therese Howell, Synod of Living Waters
  • Teaching Elder Barbara Bundick, Synod of Lincoln Trails
  • Teaching Elder Greg Goodwiller, Synod of South Atlantic

OGA Staff Liaison:  Laurie Griffith, Manager of Judicial Process and Social Witness 


  • December 4-6, 2019 - Louisville, KY

conference callS

  • June 24, 2019 2:00 p.m.
  • September 16, 2019 3:30 p.m.


More Information:

Diane Minter

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