In response to an article released by a local news paper about concerns about a previous staff member, here is our statement:

Because of the things we have discovered over the past 24 hours, Bishop Trimble has ended the assignments of Mr. Hoss at both the New Horizons and Aroma United Methodist Churches. We are caring now for these two congregations and addressing any harm that has come to them in light of this story. This situation has helped us see a very important opportunity to re-evaluate our process for assessing the assignment of new clergy for the future.