It's all male hierarchy organizations.
For everyone in this situation out there, know your church will NOT protect you, it will protect itself. You will need a detective, judge, and jury who are atheists if you want to convict a pedophile.
Any therapist provided by the church - is there to convince victims they were wrong, and the church is wonderful. Do NOT accept any 'help' from the church.
Everyone you thought was there to protect/support/help you - think again. They will all turn against you. They will not testify for you in court. They will support the pedophile. They will sadly look at you, feel sorry for you, but they will feel more sorry for the pedophile. The pedophile will be provided support groups. The pedophile will be hugged.
They will visit the pedophile in prison, they will NOT visit you.
They will quickly forgive and throw their arms around the pedophile.
They will not 'forgive' you for protecting your children. You will be shunned, hated, avoided for protecting your kids.
This is not some made up scenario, it is what happened to me. Life long *friends*. gone. what that congregation did was almost worst than the pedophile.