The Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) training and application is required for all volunteers of the parish who come in contact with minors or vulnerable adults. In reality, this means most, if not all, volunteers. The more people who take the training course, the safer we will be as a parish. It also can be useful information that helps parents protect their own children, and workshops designed for children of specific ages can help children protect themselves.
In order to volunteer at the parish, you may need to be EIM compliant. How do you become EIM compliant?
All persons serving in any ministry requiring EIM compliance must:
For more information go to the Diocese of Austin EIM information page.
The diocese requires a course to be taken every three years. If you have already completed the application and Basic EIM training and want to check on the status of your compliance, you can log onto your EIM account here. If you don't remember your password or username, you are in good company, simply scroll down and click on the Alternate Login.
Plan to arrive promptly to your workshop as late arrivals may not be admitted. Children should not be brought to EIM workshops. If you are a victim of sexual abuse and have concerns regarding your attendance at a workshop, please contact Emily Hurlimann at (512) 949-2447 to discuss an alternative workshop arrangement.
On August 1, 2016, the Diocese of Austin launched a new education program for our EIM workshop, which replaced the Basic/Refresher workshop format. The new program is a significant update of our current training program, and we believe it is important for all persons that are required to be EIM compliant to participate in this new program when they are due for a workshop. If you have any questions about your EIM compliance, contact the St. Theresa EIM site administrator, Jeanette Schmitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.