Peck’s attorney, meanwhile, says, “It is shocking that the Pittsburgh Presbytery has chosen to resolve an honest dispute in this manner.”
Community House, a 200-year-old church on Pittsburgh’s north side, has about 50 members. Its website describes the church as a progressive, “intimate community rooted in hope, joy, imagination, and love, and dedicated to pursuing peace and social justice.”
ChurchLeaders reached out to the church and its current pastor for comment. He directed us to the Presbytery, saying his congregation isn’t yet ready to speak publicly about the situation.
Correction: This article has been corrected to state that the identity of the third individual who was named as an authorized signer on the church’s bank account was a member of a defunct nonprofit organization associated with the church, not a church board member.