Timeline

2019 

  • November - Session Chair informed of the complaint against the volunteer and emergency Session meeting was called on November 22
  • November - Pastor John Ortberg was placed on leave November 22
  • November - Session authorized engaging legal counsel to aid the Ethical Misconduct Committee and the hiring of an independent investigator
  • December - Fred Alvarez of Coblentz, Patch, Duffy and Bass, LLP was hired as the investigator 

2020 

2021 

  • January - Start of supplemental investigation by Zero Abuse Project
  • February - Zero Abuse Project starts interviews
  • March - Zero Abuse has completed the first phase of document review and 6 weeks of interviews. Interviews are ongoing. Please respond to interview requests either in the affirmative or negative. The better the response rate, the higher the quality of the final report. 
  • March 8 - Menlo hosted Zero Abuse presentation. Watch "Connecting Conversations: Empowering Parents and Caregivers" or view the transcript.
  • March - August - Interviews are ongoing
  • TBD - Supplemental investigation report expected in late summer, after interviews have concluded and the investigation is completed. 
  • TBD - Session will host Town Hall for congregation Q&A after conclusion of investigation


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