Members and leaders of our parish know how important it is for a church to be transparent on views toward the LGBTQ+ community.  Here are some of the common questions our members had before joining St. Matthew’s.

Absolutely. Our LGBTQ+ members participate in all ministries of the church including leadership positions in the parish. In addition, many of our members have LGBTQ+ friends and family members. You’ll find a warm welcome here.

Yes. There is complete equality in the ordination process in the Diocese of Ohio. Many clergy in this diocese are LGBTQ+.

Yes! We are delighted to support LGBTQ+ couples seeking Christian marriage. Couples of all kinds are required to meet eligibility and preparation standards. You may learn more about it by reading the wedding guidelines on our website and contacting Rev. Pace.

Authority in the Episcopal Church is balanced between the Bible, church tradition and human reason guided by the Holy Spirit. After deep study of Holy Scripture, we believe certain Biblical laws reflect their cultural and historical times.  The Holy Spirit guided the early church to welcome both Jews and non-Jews as equals, we are called to do the same for LGBTQ+ people today.

Stephanie EhrmanLGBTQ+ FAQ