The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis is committed to welcoming and protecting all people who participate in activities in our parishes and at events sponsored by the diocese. Sexual misconduct on the part of any clergy person, employee or volunteer of any congregation, school or diocesan affiliated organization violates the mission of the church, is prohibited and will not be tolerated.
The Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People courses teach how exploitation and harassment occur, the awareness we need to prevent such occurrences and how to respond, should an incident of exploitation or harassment occur.
As part of its commitment to preventing sexual misconduct, the Diocese of Indianapolis requires all clergy and lay leaders and everyone who cares for children or participates in leadership roles in a church settings to complete online ‘Safeguarding’ training. Our updated Safeguarding program is currently in its final stages, due to come for a vote at the Annual Convention in November 2019.
Contact The Rev. Dr. Sean Cox with any questions about the program.
If you need to make a confidential report about abuse or harassment that has happened within the church, please email the Rev. Suzanne Wille, the intake officer for disciplinary matters.
- Responding to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
- Preventing Adult Sexual Exploitation
- Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse
Background Checks and Applying for Positions