The following is a sampling of actual written responses we've
received while conducting our background investigations.
You have served us well, which has made the members of the congregation breath a bit easier.
— Mr. Randy Bock, Sr., Zion Ev Lutheran Church (CT)
Thank you for your exceptional service… your ministry is very important to the well-being of Christ's church!
— Ms. Sandy Ward, MO - UMC
A remarkable approach to the question of clergy integrity!
I'm glad you are doing routine checks. Thank you!
My gratitude is extended to all who labored so diligently to
produce this excellent questionnaire. I pray, sincerely, that it
may assist in the prevention of abuse in the future; that the heartaches
of the past may not be repeated; that those in authoritybishops
and senior clergymay not heap added abuse on the innocent
victims (who may describe in detail the horror they endured) simply
by refusing to believe that such a good man can do such evil;
or that you acted stupidly when you allowed him to do that;
or worse still, why did you allow it to happen?
This strikes me as a good questionnaire, and well presented.
It's too bad they are needed.
I applaud the concept of background checks and this is certainly
a good start.
I am impressed with your diligence with regard to clergy screening
and commend you on persevering with these inquiries.
Ann Marie W.