Background Checks for Pastors
The New England Conference policy requires that all persons [pastors] serving our churches in all categories of conference relationship successfully complete a national criminal background check. Failure to complete the background check will jeopardize an individual’s appointment.
Process for Background Checks
- The release form can be completed online by the person required to have a background check
- Payment can be made online using credit, debit, or PayPal (please note that PayPal processes these transactions, but you do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit or debit.) A personal check can still be used for this transaction, but we still request the release form be filled out online.
- The cost is $55
The New England Conference policy requires an updated criminal background check every seven years. You will receive an email reminder when you are approaching the seven-year anniversary of your background check. In that reminder, there will be a link for you to access the online authorization form.
If you have received a message regarding your required background check, please click the link below.
If you have questions about this process, please contact Rev. Erica Robinson-Johnson, Director of Connectional Ministries and Assistant to the Bishop, at (978) 682-7555 x 251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this form MUST be completed by the person required to have a background check. No other person can authorize the background check for you.