Safeguarding God’s People and Children
In order to educate and empower members of the church on policies and practices that support that mission, the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church passed resolution A156: Adopt Policies for Protection from Sexual Misconduct. The Church Pension Group was then asked to develop model policies and training to support the dioceses and congregations in providing a safe and welcoming environment that supports our baptismal covenant. These were recently updated, at the request of the 78th General Convention in Resolution A073: Update the Safeguarding Materials.
We here at St. Paul’s require that all clergy, lay staff, vestry members and volunteers take the Safeguarding Training in order to comply with the General Convention Resolutions, the policies of our diocese and to fulfill our Christian duty to each other and to all people.
If you are interested in this training and these materials, please contact our Safeguarding coordinator: Rev. Monna Mayhall – firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the online training request form.
Safeguarding God’s People and Children Registration Form
If you have noticed demeaning, bullying, sexual misconduct or other inappropriate behavior by or towards adults or children from any volunteer, clergy, staff or parishioner, you can confidentially contact the Rector Rev. Rusty McCown, or Rev. Monna Mayhall.
At the diocesan level you can confidentially contact the Rev. Dr. Kristine Blaess.
Links about Safeguarding Training:
Child Sexual Abuse – Policy of the Diocese of Tennessee, Page 19