Fr. Vadim Arefiev
Father Vadim Arefiev is a priest in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Eastern American Diocese.
“My dream is to build a new church”
A Brooklyn church is suing its former rector to recover tens of thousands of dollars that vanished from an escrow account to which he had access, according to a lawsuit.
Arefiev, 47, was removed from the church last year. He is now a rector’s assistant at the Unexpected Joy Church on Staten Island.
He told The Post he never stole a dime, and that the cash was used to pay a real- estate consultant.
“My dream is to build a new church,” he said.
A lawyer for the church had no comment.
Church sues former rector
to recover money that vanished
December 14, 2014