Jim Kempner Update
Disfellowshipped former CC pastor Jim Kempner failed to update us on “The Weekend Word” about his destruction of a school and a church, so I’ll do it for him…
Since our last report the federal agent on his board resigned and Kempner allegedly served notice on two other (opposition) board members that they were terminated.
There are questions about the legality of that move and rumors that family members will be placed in those positions.
There are questions about whether or not Kempner is in compliance with the requirements of being a 501-c3 non profit corporation and rumors abounding that the state will be petitioned to look into the matter.
Those with the biggest concern at the moment are the teachers at the school who are afraid they won’t be paid as scheduled on May 1.
The teachers are on a 12 month pay schedule, which is distributed from the 10 months they work. The teachers are concerned that the money they are due (to sustain them through summer) will not be available.
They have received word (from those in the know) that there is not enough money in the bank to pay the teachers’ salaries for the month of May, which is due at the end of April.
The teachers have all requested that they receive their payment in full when they complete the school year, since they want to make sure it is not spent on other things during summer.
We all know now that Jim has odd spending habits…
Approximately one month ago the teachers began requesting that they be paid at the end of the school year, since there is a high probability (apart from God’s moving) that the school will not be open.
Kempner sent a memo stating that preschool and first grade would remain open, but that could simply be a way to avoid releasing funds for the teachers…that he doesn’t have.
Should the school and church fold, Kempner still has a property worth 4X what was paid for it.
Why do we keep talking about this situation?
Because we owe it to those teachers and those kids to keep a light on in the dark while praying for a miracle.
We are gathering statements and documents and will continue to do so until the matter is resolved.