Safe Ministry Team

We support and care for the safety of all God’s children.

 

Synodical Advocates Focused on Education,
Prevention and Healing of Sexual Abuse

Basic CMYK

Values

  • Safety for all God’s people in congregations
  • Dignity of all who come to our congregations as God’s children
  • Education for all God’s children in raising awareness of the need for written policies and procedures
  • Promotion of healthy congregations
  • Focus on communication, prevention, response, advocacy, healing, reconciliation and being proactive

 

Purpose

  • Support and educate congregations and leaders, and help them implement SAFE Ministry Team projects and programs.

 

Projects

  • Work with Synod staff, congregations and conferences to provide SAFE workshops.
  • Provide other educational opportunities as requested, e.g. Synod Assembly workshops.
  • Continue to address the problem of bullying.
  • Receive additional training as a team as needed and pass on that knowledge.
  • Continue to address the problem of pornography.

 

 

 

 

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Resources

Statement of Policy Regarding Sexual Misconduct
By members of the clergy and rostered lay persons (booklet form)

 

S.A.F.E. Brochure — How to Report Sexual Misconduct (2016)
by Pastors or Other Rostered Persons 


Committee Members

Rev. Cindy S. Krause
Trinity, New Hampton

 

Rev. Kim Smith
Faith, Shell Rock

 

Rev. Jennifer J. Bohls
St. James, Mason City

 

Rev. Bryan C. Lagerstam
Our Savior, Osage

 

Rev. G. Kim Wills
Zion St. John, Sheffield

 

Lois Garms
St. Paul, Monona

 

Rev. James Knudson
(Synod Council Liaison)
Our Savior’s, Waterloo

 

Rev. Stephen Brackett 
Synod Staff