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222nd General Assembly (2016)

Task Force for Safe and Sacred Space


The 222nd General Assembly (2016) directed the Office of the General Assembly to form a task force made up of representatives from mid councils and local governing bodies to work with congregations on implementing child/youth/vulnerable adults protection policies and appropriate responses.
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The committee was formed on June 6, 2017.


  • Nancy Cavalcante (Synod of Living Waters, Mid Kentucky Presbytery)
  • Jim Evinger (Synod of Northeast, Presbytery of Genesee Valley)
  • Windy Johnston (Synod of South Atlantic, Tropical Florida Presbytery)
  • Jody LeFort (Synod of the Covenant, Presbytery of Western Reserve)
  • Doreen Der McLeod (Synod of the Pacific, San Francisco Presbytery)
  • Sheila Palmer (Synod of South Atlantic, Florida Presbytery)


  • August 14-15, 2017, Louisville

For more information, contact Laurie Griffith, Manager for Judicial Process and Social Witness, at

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