The Church and its leadership have cooperated with law enforcement in their investigation concerning allegations of sexual misconduct made by a past member of the staff at Vinelife Church. The former employee, now 24 years old, first reported the possibility of sexual misconduct to the Church in March of this year, 2013. The pastor accused of misconduct was placed on administrative leave. It was the understanding of the Church leadership that the former employee did not want this matter to be made public. As such, the Church sought and obtained legal counsel, who indicated that the Church leadership would not violate Colorado law by not reporting the incident given the current age of the victim. Soon after the former employee gave notice to the Church, she reported the incident to the City of Boulder Police Department. A civil lawsuit has been filed by the former employee and, consequently, Vinelife Church cannot comment further regarding the pending legal actions.