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.

Our new Safe Church online training and background check system is now available for use! The Safe Church website we previously used is no longer valid, as our diocese has now transitioned to the online services offered by the wider church. If you need training, please contact your congregation's administrator, who will provide log-in information for you to use. If you have questions, are a congregational administrator who is new to this program, or you are not sure who your congregational administrator is, please contact the Rev. Anne Clarke for assistance at and we will get you started!

Please note that the "Who Needs What Training" checklist has been updated; please refer to the new version below.

In-person trainings are still available as well; please contact the Rev. Anne Clarke at if you would like to schedule one.


Please contact the Rev. Anne Clarke by email or by phone, 916.442.6918 ext. 215

Who Needs What Training

Forms You Need

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)
530.601.3774 (confidential voicemail)
Fax: 916.442.6927
Office Mail: The Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin
                           The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
                           350 University Ave., Suite 280
                           Sacramento, CA 95825

The Rev. Debra Warwick-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)

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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