Last month, Mosaic Conference committed to developing an internal review process in response to allegations of misconduct at Dock Mennonite Academy (Lansdale, PA). In the last weeks, our Conference Related Ministry Committee and the Ministerial and Credentials Committees have developed a process that will include conversations between some of their members and members of the Dock Board, as well as the Dock Superintendent, to discuss concerns, affirmations, and future recommendations.
A draft of this process will go to the Conference Board for approval at their next meeting. Next steps will be communicated by September 30. We have continued to consult with Dove’s Nest to work toward a survivor-centered process. We hope to not only provide insight into what has or has not been done in the past but also to initiate changes for our conference that foster healthy relationships, mutual accountability, and safe spaces for the vulnerable among us.
Mosaic Conference takes allegations of abuse or misconduct seriously (resources for Safe Churches). If you have information about an instance of child abuse in your ministry context, please report it by calling the child abuse hotline for your state:
CA: list of phone numbers by county
MD: list of phone numbers by county