Lead pastor Heather Larson announced that she was resigning immediately. The churchâs elder board announced that its members would also step down in an orderly fashion by the end of 2018.
Steve Carter, the churchâs lead teaching pastor, had already resigned on Sunday, saying he could no longer continue at the church in âgood conscience.â
At tonightâs Willow family meeting, elder Missy Rasmussen said she and other church leaders had been blinded by their faith in their founding pastor and had failed to hold Hybels accountable.
âWe trusted Bill, and this clouded our judgment,â she said. ...