STURBRIDGE — The chairman of the Board of Selectmen has resigned from the board in an effort to maintain his relationship with Jesus Christ, he said. 

Thomas R. Creamer, a selectman since 2009 and whose second three-year term ends April 2015, dropped the bombshell Monday night, but not before he chastised his fellow board members and the community as a whole.

Calling the past year, a "journey," Mr. Creamer said he was unable to escape the reality his personal relationship with Christ was at a "spiritual void" and "needed to become the single most important thing" in his life. He said he couldn't achieve this goal if he remained a selectman.

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