Reprinted in full from The Diocese San Joaquin
10/28/2010 Diocese of San Joaquin
Bishop Jerry Lamb and Standing Committee send letter regarding consent of Bishop-elect Dan Martins
The Rt. Rev. Jerry Lamb, Bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin and the Standing Committee of the Diocese of San Joaquin issued a letter dated October 16, 2010 that outlines their grave concerns about the election of the Rev. Daniel Martins as the Bishop Diocesan of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois.
The letter states that those concerns are not about the electing process, but about the suitability of Daniel Martins to be ordained a bishop in the Episcopal Church. The letter is being sent before the consent process is in full swing, so that those Bishops and Standing Committees receiving the letter will have a chance to review pertinent information about Daniel Martins and his involvement in the attempted separation of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin from the Episcopal Church.
Documents of Interest
Diocese of Springfield request for consent
Letter from Bishop Jerry Lamb and the Standing Committee of The Diocese of San Joaquin to all Bishops and Standing Committees regarding the consent for Bishop-elect Dan Martins
Diocesan Council minutes from April 2006 wherein Dan Martin's email is discussed (at pg2) as how to proceed strategically with the Diocese's attempt to leave the Episcopal Church;
A copy of former Bishop's Schofield's address to convention in 2006 identifying Martins as one of the authors of the constitutional amendment purporting to remove the Diocese from the Church;
A copy of email from Dan Martins as a Standing Committee member to the Standing Committee from June 2007 which discusses his insights regarding the "confidential" plan involving San Joaquin and other dioceses should remove themselves and the nature of the "new province";
Standing Committee minutes from June 2007 meeting attended by Dan Martins as a member of Standing Committee wherein he participated in an extensive discussion regarding the planning for the departure of the Diocese, and the selection of three Standing Committee members to participate in a strategy group to foster the removal of the Diocese from the Church
A copy of an email from Dan Martins in December 2006 regarding discussion of new canonical and constitutional authority that the Diocese would come under post disaffiliation and how that would relate to the liturgies of "this Church".