The Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak, Superintendent of the Delaware Bay District has been suspended according to paragraph 363.1.d of The Book of Discipline after a vote by the Board of Ordained Ministry Executive Committee. The Greater New Jersey Cabinet filed a complaint in June of 2016 against Rev. Kwak relating to issues of a 2010 complaint against Rev. Kwak that resurfaced in early May.
After consulting with other bishops and Greater New Jersey chancellor, Bishop Schol has recused himself from leading the process concerning Rev. Kwak because of their close working relationship. Another bishop has agreed to process the complaint.
During the suspension, Superintendents Myrna Bethke and Brian Roberts will cover the needs of the Delaware Bay District. You may reach them through the Delaware Bay phone number 856-624-4468 or email DelawareBay@gnjumc.org. Emails sent to JKwak@gnjumc.org will be forwarded to Superintendents Bethke and Roberts.
Bishop Schol said, “I am very sad that these measures had to be taken and I call each of us to pray for Rev. Kwak, the Delaware Bay District and all involved. I have complete confidence in the cabinet’s work and discernment and in those who will be leading the complaint process.”