Kathie Monroe

Reasons to certify

November 25, 2014

The requirement to be Safe Gatherings certified has, at times, resulted in questions being raised: “This is a small town; we all know each other and nothing like that would happen here.” “We have a hard enough time recruiting volunteers. No one will volunteer if we ask them to go through all this.”...


Safe Gatherings - Providing protection for the most vulnerable

October 29, 2014

Growing up in the country church as a child in the 1950’s, I felt surrounded by God’s love. Our pastor consistently preached on that theme. The people of the congregation showed me God’s love by their presence and their behavior towards me. You make the assumption that your experience is shared by ...