Frank Schaefer, the United Methodist Church pastor defrocked over officiating a gay wedding, is considering a new job offer.

Schaefer, pastor at Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon, Pennsylvania presided over the 2007 wedding of his son Tim Schaefer to another man in Massachusetts, which legalized gay marriage in 2004.

Last month, a jury of 13 fellow pastors convicted Schaefer of breaking church law and suspended him for 30 days.

The Protestant denomination's Book of Discipline accepts gay and lesbian members but rejects homosexual acts as “incompatible with Christian teachings.” Schaefer called the church's position discriminatory.

Officials defrocked Schaefer, who has three gay children, on Thursday following a brief meeting in which he refused to back down.

According to the AP, Schaefer received an offer from Bishop Minerva G. Carcano to join the California-Pacific Annual Conference.

“I'm actually leaning toward it right now, but I can't make that decision myself because it involves my entire family,” Schaefer told the news agency. “We are considering it very, very seriously.”

Carcano said that in the position Schaefer would have the same rights and responsibilities as an ordained minister but he would be paid less.

“For somebody like her, a bishop, to reach out to me and say, 'You know what you did was absolutely right and we are proud of you,' it just felt great,” Schaefer said.

The California-Pacific Annual Conference's position is in line with Schaefer's – both disagree with the church on its position on homosexuality.