Hearing on Sauls Case Postponed November 29, 2018 Clips, News The latest hearing in the case of Stacy F. Sauls v. The Episcopal Church, filed with the New York Supreme Court in September 2017, has been postponed to Jan. 10, 2019. Bishop Sauls, formerly the chief operating officer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, was dismissed in April 2016. He filed suit against the church in February 2017 through a circuit court in Mobile, Ala. Mobile County 13th Judicial District Judge Ben Brooks dismissed that case in August 2017. Sauls appealed the Alabama judge’s ruling, but he also filed a version of the lawsuit in New York.