Grace Again Posts Rector Position, Ignores Its Ongoing Misconduct

By | August 4, 2020
Grace Episcopal Alexandria

On July 27, Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the clergy perjury parish, again posted its rector job opening. The posting starts off with a flagrant lie, as it talks about the gospel imperative to love and serve Christ in all persons. https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/jobs/rector-403/

That ignores the fact that this is a church that has not repudiated its defamatory claims that I:

  1. Threatened it.
  2. Embezzled from a previous employer.
  3. Am, in the words of Sugarland Chiow, a domestic terrorist.

Nor has it repudiated, or told the truth, about perjuring priest Bob Malm’s various lies, including his fabrication that my mother or someone claiming to be her contacted him repeatedly to set up meetings, only to cancel.

Nor has it repudiated Lisa Medley’s lies, or the actions of a certain 20-something who urged me to commit suicide.

Nor has it repudiated its efforts to drag my mother, dying of COPD, into court.

Nor has it repudiated its efforts to force Mike out of the church, just 16 months after he joined.

In fact, the church still is trying to defend its actions in the five different lawsuits now under way against persons connected with the parish.

So, let me break it to folks at Grace Church: Until the parish and you take responsibility for your actions and tell the truth, you are NOT seeking to love and serve Christ in all persons.

Saying that you do is a bold-faced lie, and anyone considering applying for the rector position needs to know that they are inheriting this toxic mess, built on a foundation of lies.

For the record, I realize that’s how churches roll: Do whatever the hell they feel like doing, then say, “Well, we don’t do that any more,” or “We weren’t very nice,” or “Bob Malm is gone,” and expect the world to just say, “Okay, that’s great. We’re fine.”

But that is not how the world works. It’s not how Christianity is supposed to work.

That paradigm only works for narcissistic organizations.

PS Contrary to what the job announcement says, the school is NOT independent. Legally, it is the same entity, and vestry members and the rector have a fiduciary relationship to the school. Doubt it? Check out Sugarland Chiow’s settlement proposal, in which he purported to bind the school via nothing more than perjuring priest Bob Malm’s signature. True to form, the church wants to have things both ways: The school is independent when the notion suits, but fully part of the church when that notion is more convenient.

It’s not a promising sign when the search committee cannot even get basics like the relationship between the church and the school right.