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Have you checked out the Safe Church Webinar series titled Connect, Collaborate and Coordinate to End Abuse? The topic of our June webinar is: How the Church Responds to Those with a Criminal Sexual History. Find the details below! 

Air Date: June 24th, 2020, 12 pm EST 

Speakers: Yvonne Lammers and Patricia Van Reenan, Safe Church Chatham

Link to Recording via Youtube!

Safe Church also offers these resources on the topic.

In addition, these resources will be useful for the conversation:

  1. Example of a Covenant of Conduct

  2. Sample letter for Congregations



Yvonne Lammers, Chair of Safe Church Chatham

Yvonne Lammers is a social worker who works in the field of Mental Health and Addictions. She is currently the Manager of Crisis Intervention Programs with CMHA Middlesex. She has also worked in the Violence Against Women sector. She is the Chair of the Classis Chatham Safe Church Team and has been on the Safe Church Team at Good News Christian Reformed Church since its inception. 

Patricia Van Reenen, MSW, RSW, Team member, Safe Church Chatham

Patricia Van Reenen, is a registered Social Worker who has been treating people who have been abused in her private practice for the past 20 years.  She has worked in medical social work and Family Services.  She was the former Chair of the Classis Chatham Safe Church Team and an active Safe church Team Member at Good News Church.


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