The Methodist Pastor from Lebanon County who was defrocked for performing a same sex marriage ceremony for his son has been reinstated by the United Methodist Church. Frank Schaefer Northeastern Jurisdiction. Pastor Frank Schaefer is a Reverend at Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon County. In 2007, Schaefer officiated his son Tim’s marriage in Massachusetts, the first state to legalize gay marriage.
A parishioner at his church found out and reported it.