St. Mark's Church is committed to creating and providing safe space for all people, especially for those populations and persons who are traditionally vulnerable to abuse or exploitation. All of our staff and most of our volunteers are background checked and attend Safe Church trainings.

These trainings are designed to increase awareness regarding sexual misconduct and abuse of power, to outline steps toward preventing abuse, to offer ways to intervene when misconduct occurs and to equip anyone in a position of parish leadership with ways of healing and rebuilding the body of Christ.

The training is required of all clergy and congregational employees. It is also highly recommended for wardens, vestry members, lay eucharistic visitors, pastoral visitors, youth leaders, Confirmation sponsors, acolyte leaders, choir directors, church school teachers and volunteers working in a congregation on a regular basis.  

More information and registration links can be found on the diocesan website: