Safe Church

Welcome to the Safe Church section of our website.

Our goal is to build and sustain communities of faith that lead to a deepening trust and faith in Jesus Christ and with each other. Our goal is to help by offering education and training in the prevention of sexual exploitation, child abuse, harassment.

Please Note: The Safe Church website has also added an Elder Abuse Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness Manual for The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.

Questions?

Please contact the Rev. Debra Warwick-Sabino, head of the diocesan Safe Church Commission, via e-mail at saferchurch@gmail.com or via phone at 530-848-7765.

How to Complete Your Training

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California offers Safe Church training through both in person training events and online training programs.

Click here to view the list of Diocesan Safe Church trainers available for live training events in your area for your:
- Congregation
- Deanery
- Region

Click here to access the online training program and:
- to view the list of available courses and select the appropriate training
- to view the instructions for online payment

Who Needs What Training

Forms You Need

Contacting the Intake Officer

Contacting an Intake Officer

Anyone may contact one of the diocesan intake officers to report concerns about the behavior of a member of the clergy (priests and/or deacons).  This initiates a process, where appropriate, to hold clergy accountable for their behavior.

The Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin, Canon to the Ordinary, is one of the intake officers for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. You may contact her in any manner and in any form:

Office: 916.442.6918, ext. 214 (confidential voice mail)
Mobile:
530.601.3774 (confidential voicemail)
Fax: 916.442.6927
Email: Andrea@norcalepiscopal.org
Office Mail: The Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin
                          The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
                          350 University Ave., Suite 280
                          Sacramento, CA 95825

 The Rev. Debra Sabino is another intake officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.You may contact her in any manner and in any form:

Office: 530.622.2441
Mobile: 530.848.7765 (confidential voicemail)
Email: revdeb3@mac.com

To report concerns about the behavior of an Episcopal bishop, you may contact the Title IV Intake Officer of The Episcopal Church who will provide a response from the Presiding Bishop's Office to complaints and formal charges against or concerning bishops. The intent of the response is to satisfactorily address the cause(s) of the complaint or charge in such a way that proceedings for a possible Presentment and Ecclesiastical Trial do not have to occur.

The Rt. Rev. F. Clayton Matthews, Bishop of the Office of Pastoral Development, is the Title IV Intake Officer for The Episcopal Church. You may contact him in any manner and in any form:

Office: 252.635.5004
Office, Toll Free:
800.334.7626, ext. 6163
Fax:
252.635.5006
Email: cmatthews@episcopalchurch.org
Office Mail:
The Rt. Rev. F Clayton Matthews
                          Title IV Intake Officer
                          2857 Trent Road
                          New Bern, NC 28562

The intake officer will:
• Listen with respect
• Offer pastoral care and response
• Create a written report regarding the concern(s) presented
• Answer questions about the process

Please note: Members of the clergy are REQUIRED to report to the intake officer anything that may constitute an offense and to cooperate with the clergy disciplinary process.

 

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