I don’t rant often here; especially since Rachel (my beloved wife) lamented that blog=rant.
But rant I must.
At least 2 District Superintendents in the Central Texas Conference receive Christmas gifts from the clergy they supervise. In one case this is done by “voluntary donation” solicited by one of the clergy. In the other I’m not sure of the procedure, but that DS publishes a list of who contributes and who doesn’t. The gift, in that DS’s case, totals about $1000.
District Superintendents in our conference make more that $100K – that’s public knowledge. Whether or not you consider this a lot of money, it is, unarguably, much more than most of the clergy they supervise.
I believe it is inapproriate for supervisors to accept gifts, especially expensive gifts, from those whom they supervise. it is even more inappropriate to publish a list of who gives and who doesn’t.
Am I way off-base here? Please tell me what you think.