A message from Rev. Damon M Appel:  Please see the “About” page for more information on my background and the Church Statement of Faith. I am an Ordained Minister registered in the State of Ohio. My goal is to make these Exemption Letters as personal and impactful for you as possible.  In order to do that, I may need to incorporate some information about your personal faith in Jesus Christ, so as to speak meaningfully on your behalf as a Member of the Church of the Exempted.  I will attempt to write, personally sign and mail these letters for you without charge as long as is feasible, but please consider a donation to cover supplies and time.  The way this will work, is that I will email you with a letter that I will sign and scan to PDF.  I’ll also provide a draft letter that you should reword in your own style, claiming your own statement of faith, that I highly recommend you submit along with my Exemption Letter (which is really more of a doctrinal stance on how the Bible applies). It is legally important always that YOU personally claim the Faith with your employer/school/etc., as the basis for your requesting a Religious Exemption.


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NOTARIZATION: Per legal counsel I’ve received, no employer can lawfully require you to have a notarized minister’s letter. If your employer explicitly required this, put it in the “Message to the Ministry” section, and we can discuss timing & compensation, but it will NOT be done “Just in case.”

TIMING: Responses are usually processed within 36-48hrs, unless your deadline requires faster action. If I need to call you, and am unable to reach you at the number you provide, response may be put behind others in priority.

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