The Rev. David Meredith has served as the pastor of Clifton UMC in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 2012. A 1984 graduate of Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri, David previously served as: Chaplain of Research Medical Center, Kansas City; Associate Pastor at 1st Presbyterian Church in North Kansas City, Oxford United Methodist Church in Oxford, Ohio, and Armstrong Chapel UMC in Indian Hill; Executive Director of Inter Parish Ministry in eastern Hamilton County and western Clermont County; and Senior Pastor of Broad Street UMC in Columbus, Ohio. David has been a leader in RMN and Affirmation for more than 30 years. He married his long-time partner, Jim Schlachter, on May 7, 2016 at the Broad Street Church. Two days after the wedding ceremony, the first complaints about Meredith’s sexual orientation were filed with the West Ohio Conference. He was exonerated in October 2017 of two of three charges brought against him by the Conference’s Committee on Investigation. He faced a second hearing with the North Central Jurisdictional Committee on Appeals in March.