New Title IV intake officer appointed

A new intake officer has been named to serve in support of the clergy disciplinary process for the Diocese of Massachusetts.  The Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas, Episcopal chaplain at MIT, will succeed the Rev. Rainey Dankel, who has been serving as intake officer together with Starr Anderson since September 2015.

The current intake officers can be reached as follows:  Intake officers Intake officers: The Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas and Starr Anderson

Starr Anderson at 978-352-2147 or
The Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas at 617-458-1253 or

Under Title IV--the section of the Episcopal Church canons that pertains to the clergy disciplinary process--all matters are reported to an intake officer, initiating a process toward resolution through pastoral care; mediation; an agreement with the bishop; an investigation that may lead to a hearing; or any combination of these. 

Anyone may contact one of the diocesan intake officers to report concerns about the behavior of a member of the clergy--bishops, priests, deacons.

More information about the process is available here.