Church Safety Training Event

We’ll be posting seminars from our one-day workshop providing practical training for churches who want to develop and improve upon a safety and security plan. A team of experts in the field will help your church learn:

  • How to create an emergency and crisis response plan
  • Walk through a safety and security checklist
  • Dealing with unconscious bias
  • How to protect our children
  • Complying with background check laws

Our featured speakers include:

Glen Guyton, M.Ed.
Protecting our Children
(Pittsburgh)

Glen Guyton currently serves as executive director for Mennonite Church USA. As an ordained minister, Glen has over 20 years of experience working with youth and children’s ministry at both the congregational and denominational level. Before working in youth ministry, Glen was a certified middle school teacher. He has a BS in Management and a Master’s of Education. In addition to being an advocate for youth and families, Glen also works with organizations looking to improve productivity through innovative leadership and intercultural competency.

Scott Rackley, CID Special Agent
Church Security
(Both locations)

Scott Rackley has been in the US Army for 29 years and during this time he has worked in military positions all over the world to include Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Scott has been a Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Special Agent for the past 10 years.  He has been in the following positions as a Senior Enlisted Task Advisor for the DOD Travel Fraud Task Force, Senior Investigator for the Child Pornography Task-Force and has worked on numerous Federal Fusion Cells for multiple criminal investigations. Scott is currently working as the US Army Reserve CID Special Agent for the Fort Myer CID Office in Virginia.  Additionally, in his civilian position he is the US Army Criminal Intelligence Director for the Northeastern United States, based out Fort Myer, Virginia.

Chauna-Kaye Pottinger
Risk and Benefits Manager

Chauna-Kaye Pottinger is the Crisis Management Coordinator and Risk and Benefits Manager for the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She seeks to consistently derive strategies that promote the protection of people and property within the her conference. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Caribbean University and a Master’s degree from Walden University.

Diane Reese
Background Checks
(Both locations)

Diane Reese credits her time served in the military as a young woman with creating her attention to details. It was there she was trained in personnel actions (human resources) in 1984 –a field she has worked in ever since. She worked for the University of Kentucky in the Behavioral Research Department developing training exercises for OSHA to deliver to coal miners, before joining the Pennsylvania Conference team in 2003. She serves as membership clerk and has worked with local churches in completing the Pennsylvania state required background checks for all those who work with children since 2012. As the mother of two young adult women and grandmother of three grandsons, keeping children safe is a priority for her. “I think it is important to do whatever we can to protect children,” she shares.

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