Step 1: Registration, Background check, References check & Payment

Go to https://safegatherings.com/app/registration and fill out the information needed to fully register.

  • On the second page there is a small box you can check for driving record check. Please check this box and provide the information needed if you think you will ever, even once, drive for a children, youth or vulnerable adults ministries event.
  • It will ask you for your social security number to run the background check.
  • This process asked for 3 references. Pastor Tracey will automatically receive one reference request.
  • The second reference is for another pastor. The most recent associate pastor at WUMC was: Rev. Lisa Straus pastorlisa@budaumc.org, However if you do not know another pastor you can put a second professional reference instead.
  • The third reference is a Professional Reference - you are welcome to use any of the following WUMC staff. Megan Getman mgetman@westlake-umc.org 512-327-1335, Diane Kofahl youth@westlake-umc.org 512-327-1335, Diana Sanchez-Bushong dsanchez-bushong@westlake-umc.org 512-327-1335
  • If you are able, we ask that you cover the cost of the background check so that Westlake UMC can continue to fully fund the ministries we do. However, we are happy to reimburse you as we cannot do ministry without your excellent volunteer help!
  • If you checked for a driving record fee as well the total will be $20.50
  • If you did not check for a driving record then the total is $10.00