Our Accountability and Oversight Team
In accordance with our Leadership Handbook, three spiritual advisers unaffiliated with DOVE International have been appointed by unanimous decision of the DOVE International Apostolic Council and by the general affirmation of the Regional Apostolic Councils. These spiritual advisers provide advice, counsel, and accountability for the international director and for the other members on the DOVE International Apostolic Council.
We are so grateful to the Lord for the wise and faithful spiritual advisers the Lord has placed in our lives for accountability and for spiritual oversight. We meet together with them individually as needed at various times throughout the year, and we meet with them as a team each September for a day of discernment and prayer together.
In cases of moral failure, irreconcilable disputes, disorderly conduct, apostasy, or other faults on the part of any member of the DOVE International Apostolic Council, two or more of the recognized spiritual advisers will work closely as a team with the DOVE International Apostolic Council to bring mediation and/or possible suspension or removal of the member at fault. In cases of unresolved conflict between the international director and the DOVE International Apostolic Council, a team of two or more recognized spiritual advisers will serve as outside mediators and facilitate the resolution of disputes.
Following is an introduction of our three spiritual advisers Keith Yoder and both Tony and Marilyn Fitzgerald, who are a married couple.