In alignment with the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), Westminster maintains that God intends the church to be a safe place for all to encounter God and grow into lives of service and fulfillment. Everyone who comes in contact with the church deserves and expects a safe environment. Westminster Presbyterian Church abides by the Pennsylvania State requirements for obtaining clearances for paid church staff and volunteers.

Paid Staff

Pennsylvania Criminal History Report
Register and complete the clearance process at: epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

Child Abuse History Clearance
Register and complete the clearance process at: epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
Login information is needed after the process is completed, so be sure to keep it in a safe place.

Federal Criminal History report, including fingerprinting
Register prior to going for fingerprinting. Go to a registered fingerprinting location. Fingerprinting locations and registration information can be found at: pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm

Unpaid Volunteers

Pennsylvania Criminal History Report
Register and complete the clearance process at: epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

Child Abuse History Clearance
Register and complete the clearance process at: compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
Login information is needed after the process is completed, so be sure to keep it in a safe place.

If you have lived in Pennsylvania less than 10 years
Federal Criminal History report, including fingerprinting
Register prior to going for fingerprinting. Go to a registered fingerprinting location. Fingerprinting locations and registration information can be found at: pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm

OR

If you have lived in Pennsylvania 10 years or longer
Click here to download an affidavit.


Please submit completed clearances to Laura Ecklin digitally
at ecklin@westminster-church.org or physical copies can be sent to:
Laura Ecklin
2040 Washington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15241