Martin S. Field

VII West Missouri

While I am not an attorney nor "learned in the law", I am a student of our Canons, and more particularly of their underlying values and purposes. I believe wholeheartedly that the disciplinary canons of Title IV must be administered in an atmosphere of pastoral care and compassion for all parties that may come into dispute or who may have caused or received harm. I have participated in Title IV actions on several occasions during my time as Bishop of West Missouri, and I have been able to ensure in each case that all parties are heard, all pain and sorrow acknowledged, and long-term reconciliation is sought.