Monthly Archives: April 2015

Pilgrims Not at Rest

An intra-church dispute is in the news – again. A couple years ago, a pastor and his secretary were both convicted of embezzling funds from their congregation, Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids. Former pastor Arthur Pearson was ordered by the Kent County Circuit Court to pay back $167,000; former secretary Gerolanita Bailey, […]

Jon’s Ten Biggest Mistakes

Jon March is a seasoned litigator with the Miller Johnson law firm in Grand Rapids, who has built a successful practice as a mediator. He published at article in the ADR Section January 2015 newsletter entitled, “My Ten Biggest Mistakes as a Mediator,” and he’s given presentations on this topic; I heard one yesterday at the Dispute […]