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Rev. Martha Ann Englert
Madison, WI: In April 2005, a rare presentment brought against Rev. Martha Ann Englert by the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee accused her of conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy. The complaint set off nine months of canonic law proceedings that disrupted relationships within the historic congregation. The final hearing before an Ecclesiastical Trial Court was on January 13, 2007. On January 15 the vestry, a committee that administers the church, approved a settlement negotiated with Englert by churchwardens Robert DeBroux and Margaret Sleeper.Englert. The two will receive a lump sum payout of approximately $236,000, according to the letter signed by DeBroux and Sleeper. That represents a year's salary and benefits plus $120,000 to pay off outstanding legal fees. Englert will resign effective February 1, 2007 according to a letter from parish wardens to members of the congregation posted on the Web site of the church on the Capitol Square. (Jan-26-07) [THE CAPITOL TIMES: CLERGY MEMBER]
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Published on Feb-8-07