The AME Church has finally made a statement clarifying their side of things. It certainly sounds like there has been a lot of confusion but frankly they shouldn’t have waited until the island has been shut down before clarifying it.
Perhaps I’ll go through it point by point as there are a few questions that arise, however the biggest on is their excuse for not advertising the position. It simply is not good enough.
“there is no mechanism within the AME Church to advertise pastorates, receive resumes from applicants, conduct interviews, short list candidates and appoint a successful applicant.”
Put an ad in the paper and post it on the job board like everyone else. By suggesting you have no process you admit you suspect there is a qualified Bermudian who would apply.