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.
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.