Using Funds From the Church to Establish Transitional Housing

by Cheryl

If the church ceases to operate as a church in its primary mission (lease on building used for church services is running out with no plans to renew) and the pastor does not want to dissolve the nonprofit church but instead use the assets to establish a transitional housing ministry, is it legal to use the funds from the church to establish her residence for transitional housing? Does this fall into the category of private inurement?

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