Safe Sanctuaries Updates | UMC YoungPeople
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September 2012

Safe Sanctuaries Updates

By Chris Wilterdink
I just returned from the annual UM Sexual Ethics Task Force meeting, along with Melanie Gordon, and I feel very hopeful about the future as we continue to keep our sanctuaries safe for children, youth, and other vulnerable populations. There are a few changes on the GBOD Safe Sanctuaries® website: Santuarios Seguros(Safe Sanctuaries Resource in Spanish) is available through the UpperRoom Bookstore.
Chris serves as Director of Young People’s Ministries for Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church. Chris has a BA in English Education, and an MS in Project Management, and over 15 years of local-church youth ministry experience. He is passionate about leadership and faith development in young people and helping ministry leaders understand their value in the lives of young people. A Stephen Minister, Chris is a native of Colorado living in Franklin, TN with his wife Emily, 2 children, and sausage-shaped beagle.