Tremont Pastor Resigns As Police Launch Investigation
The Pastor of the Tremont Congregational Church and St. Brendan's Anglican Mission has resigned, as police have launched an investigation.
According to the Mount Desert Islander, police say the investigation has nothing to do with Dr. Wayne Buchanan's position with the church. The Right Reverend Julian Dobbs, diocesan bishop of the Convocation of Anglican Church in North America sent out a press release this week that states that Buchanan resigned as pastor of the church on January 7th. It states that he has been removed from his holy orders and is no longer a member of the Anglican clergy.
A warrant has been issued for Buchanan's home, but it's not clear what's sparked the investigation. Reverend Clay Gilley of Tremont has been appointed to serve as interim minister of the church, and a search has begun for a full-time pastor.