Hybels Steps Down From Willow Creek Following Allegations of Misconduct

The Chicago Tribune’s Manya Brachear Pashman and Jeff Coen report that the Rev. Bill Hybels has stepped down from his position at the influential Willow Creek Community Church. They write, “His departure comes less than a month after a Chicago Tribune investigation disclosed that Hybels had been the subject of inquiries by church leaders into claims that he ran afoul of church teachings by engaging in inappropriate behavior with women in his congregation—including employees—allegedly spanning decades.” Vonda Dyer, a former church leader and one of Hybels’ accusers, said, “I believe the women who have come forward because our stories are so similar. For the sake of the other women and for the sake of the church, I cannot stay silent.”

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