The longtime pastor of a Minnesota church retired in February. Now, he’s charged with criminal sexual conduct against two women in his former church, a criminal complaint shows.
Bruce Douglas Konold pastored Eagan Hills Church, a Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA) congregation in the Twin Cities area, from 1997 until this past February. Authorities allege in the criminal complaint, first reported by the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, that Konold had numerous sexual encounters with two congregants.
Konold’s attorney, Kevin DeVore, didn’t immediately respond when The Roys Report reached out. He told local TV station KSTP that he intends to fight the charges “vigorously.”
An attorney speaking on the church’s behalf said Eagan Hills Church condemns abuse and is cooperating with the authorities.
Criminal complaint details job offers, pressure for sex
One of the alleged victims told police that Konold offered her a job as his personal assistant, the complaint states. Then,…