Title IV Matters

Title IV in the Episcopal Church

"By virtue of Baptism, all members of the Church are called

to holiness of life and accountability to one another. 

The Church and each Diocese shall support their members in their life in Christ and seek

to resolve conflicts by promoting healing, repentance, forgiveness, restitution, justice, 

amendment of life and reconciliation among all involved or affected. 

This Title applies to Members of the Clergy, who have by their vows at ordination

accepted additional responsibilities and accountabilities

for doctrine, discipline, worship and obedience."

- Title IV, Canon 1

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Title IV in the Diocese of Springfield

Pursuant to Title IV of the Canons of the Episcopal Church, 

a statement of Charges has been filed against The Reverend Jeffrey P. Kozuszek. 

In accordance with requirements of Title IV, the Statement of Charges is being

posted herewith, and subsequent pleadings and other

relevant documents will be posted on this website.

Title IV. 19.16 provides that, in all Title IV proceedings, 

"[t]here shall be a presumption that the Respondent did not commit

the Offense. The standard of proof required for the Hearing Panel to find

an Offense by a Respondent shall be that of "clear and convincing evidence."

Documents can be found here