When the Presbytery of San Francisco approved Lisa Larges for ordination in November 2009, it was influenced by her Statement of Departure, which we share here with her permission. In approving the ordination of a ministerial candidate who asserted a “departure” on G-6.0106b, the Presbytery followed the process lifted up in Authoritative Interpretations of G-6.0108 by the 2006 and 2008 General Assemblies. In her Statement of Departure, she offers a word of gratitude for the ways the church has taught her of the love of God, and she also affirms her call to serve the church. (Read the full article about the Presbytery of San Francisco vote).