Safe Sanctuaries background checks just got easier


Have you heard?  This is GREAT news!  The Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is partnering with Trak-1 Technologies for background checks. Here is an economical, safe and recommended solution to:
  • Safe Sanctuaries Background Checks
  • UMVIM Background Checks
  • Conference Youth Event Background Checks
  • Pre-Employment Background Checks
  • and so much more!
The best news - No need to worry about keeping up with printed background reports.  Trak-1 provides secure archival storage for all reports that are run through their system.  The reports remain available on-line for secured access, if needed in the future. It is quick and easy!  Follow the link below to sign up your church or ministry group.  A representative from Trak-1 will contact you directly to ensure you get the right package for your church's needs. If you have any questions about our partnership with Trak-1 or about the ministry of Safe Sanctuaries for the Western North Carolina Conference, please contact Rev. Michelle Foster-Beckerleg at

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