Protecting God's Children

Thank You for Volunteering at St. James the Greater Early Childhood Education Center and Parish

St. James the Greater ECEC and Parish follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God's Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. This process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries.

All school parents, volunteers and employees who work with children and vulnerable adults which must be in full compliance with the Safe Environment Program before they are able to volunteer. This includes:

* Attending a Protecting God's Children workshop. Click here for a list of upcoming workshops and to register online.

* Fill out the Worker Registration Form and undergo a background check updated in even-numbered years with the FCSR (You don't pay for the background check).  Worker Registration Form

* If you have lived outside Missouri within the past five years filling out the American Checked Waiver-Out of State Background Check form.

* Signing the Commitment to Ethical Conduct Form.

* Return all completed forms to St. James the Greater parish office, attn: Katie Ryan, Child Safety Coordinator.

If you have completed the FCSR Worker Registration at another Parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, please contact Katie Ryan. These forms will need to be filled out again as volunteers need to be compliant at each location.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis website is:



Volunteers under the age of 18

If you are under 18 years old or still in high school, and wish to volunteer at St. James the Greater School or Parish please read and sign the Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth form and return it to Trish Whitmore in the parish office.

Reporting Information

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Sandra Price, Executive Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
[email protected]

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children's Division Hotline Reporting Number:

 Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

 Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline:






Contact Information

Katie Ryan
Child Safety Coordinator
[email protected]