Initial Contact for Reporting Sexual or Other Misconduct by Credentialed Persons:
All Conference Leadership (Leadership Board and Ministerial Council) of MSMC are committed to providing a safe place for persons who have been victims of pastoral sexual misconduct (or other pastoral misconduct) to report that misconduct. To do so, please send an email with your phone number to Conference Moderator Ryan Koch at RyanK@MountainStatesMC.org or to the chair of the Ministerial Council at Cunningham.Katie.Barber@gmail.com. We will call to receive your story and connect you with an advocate and support person who can walk with you through the steps you decide to take in the process described in our Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Resources related to preventing or working with sexual misconduct:
Sexual Misconduct – This MC USA packet deals with process and prevention of sexual misconduct by credentialed persons within congregations.
Doves Nest – This website offers resources to congregations for keeping children and youth safe from child abuse in the congregation.
Abuse Response and Prevention: Resources from MCC
Understanding Sexual Abuse: Resource from Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) that addresses this issue.
Safe Congregations Template