On Wednesday and Thursday, February 13 and 14, the Lake Union Conference considered the question of Women’s Ordination. Presentations in favor or opposition were made by presenters including Darius Jankowitz, Clinton Wahlen, P. Gerard Damsteegt, and Richard M. Davidson. The first motion was to recommend that the General Conference permit Divisions and Unions to ordain without regard to gender. That motion lost 18 to 12. The final motion is as below:
While affirming women in ministry, the Lake Union Executive Committee supports the world church in its process of the study of ordination and its decisions regarding ordination, with the understanding that the church needs a clear biblical theology of ordination that will guide our policies.
The NPUC Supporting Pastors affirm the decision by the Lake Union Conference to hold back on Women’s Ordination and to Support the study process currently under way by the General Conference, its results in 2014, and opportunity to make a carefully measured decision on a biblical basis for or against at the 2015 General Conference session.
The Lake Union includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Lake Region Conference, and a portion of Minnesota.
Further information is available here: LUC Executive Committee Statement on Ordination.