Editor's Note: In addition to the questions pastors answer in pastor profiles that run in the News-Sentinel, the Rev. Barbara Elizabeth Nixon weighed in on the controversy surrounding the American Episcopal Church, which is affiliated with the Anglican Communion worldwide.
The issue hits home with the Rev. Rick Matters from Lodi's St. John's Episcopal Church clashing with his bishop, John-David Schofield over whether homosexuality and other social issues violate scripture. Matters is leaving St. John's on May 13 to take a position at All-Saints Episcopal Church in Carmel.