Ohio Priest dismissed from Episcopal Church after panel finds misuse of funds

Despite losing his orders as an Episcopal priest, the Rev. Brian S. Suntken is continuing his pastoral ministry.

Suntken, who said he resigned as pastor of Christ Church Hudson and renounced his orders from the Episcopal Church in December 2012, officially was “deposed and his ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church ended,” according to a church document dated Dec. 7, 2013.

The document, which was mailed anonymously to the Akron Beacon Journal, was signed by three members of a hearing panel of the Cleveland-based Episcopal Diocese of Ohio who found Suntken guilty of eight of nine allegations against him, including misuse of church funds and dishonesty.

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3 comments on “Ohio Priest dismissed from Episcopal Church after panel finds misuse of funds

  1. Milton Finch says:

    40 million in lawsuits suing Christians is a viable misuse of funds by TEC.

  2. SC blu cat lady says:

    Interesting, so one priest can be deposed for mismanaging funds of one parish but the (mis)use of millions to pursue litigation is just okey-dokey with TEC. Totally illogical!!

  3. MichaelA says:

    You took the words right out of my fingers, SC blu cat lady!