Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
Orthodox Presbyterian Church
August 23, 2005
The Honorable John Stegner:
This letter regards Steven Sitler. I have been Steven’s pastor for over five years. Over this time my family has had much interaction with Steven and his family, personally, and within the bonds of our mutual church family, which has been positive and meaningful.
I do not wish to mitigate the gravity of Steven’s sins and crimes; yet I do also want to note that Steven has willingly submitted to the process of ecclesiastical discipline under his church elders, an overview of which I am submitting in the two letters enclosed, read to the members of our congregation. Steven also made a statement expressing sorrow and repentance to the members of the congregation on the latter date.
Please be assured of my prayers for you as you carry out the high calling of your office.
Jack D. Bradley