Our Vision

We will provide youth ministries to our congregation and the community that engage the youth and enable them to know and share God’s grace by strengthening their relationship with him and with each other.

2 Copper Coins

2 Copper Coins is a band of St. Luke young people who gather to sing and rehearse Christian music together.  2CC (as we abbreviate it) play a big part in what makes our monthly Rejoicing Spirits Services a wonderful experience.  They share their music at worship on special Sundays throughout the year.  

2 Copper Coins rehearses Sunday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. 
Contact Jennifer Roessler (jmroessler at verizon.net) for more information.  


Background Checks for Volunteers


REQUIRED STEPS FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS WORKING WITH CHILDREN & YOUTH

In compliance with Pennsylvania Law and the policies of St. Luke Lutheran Church and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod (ELCA), all volunteers working with children and youth must complete background checks as described below and are considered mandated reporters, required by law to report suspected child abuse.

Background Checks for Volunteers
In compliance with Pennsylvania Law and the policies of St. Luke Lutheran Church and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod (ELCA), all volunteers working with children and youth must complete background checks as described below and are considered mandated reporters, required by law to report suspected child abuse.

Steps to Take

REQUIRED – Pennsylvania Criminal History report from the Pennsylvania State Police. (Use the yellow "new record check" box)

REQUIRED - Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

REQUIRED – ONE of the Following:

If you have been a Pennsylvania resident for no less than 10 years at time of application, complete this affidavit of exemption, which must be signed and witnessed by either a notary public or a person authorized by St. Luke Lutheran Church.

--OR--

All others must complete Federal Criminal History report from the FBI, including submission of the individual’s fingerprints.  St Luke will pay the cost of fingerprinting for our volunteers.  Contact Allen Benner-Smith at 610.688.0122 or office@SaintLukeDevon.org to registered.  

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED by St. Luke Pastors and SEPA Synod Bishop:Completion of free online training (3 hours of material, but can be completed in multiple online sessions)

Are my clearances current?
As of July 2015, new PA law requires the specific reports listed above, replacing any prior clearances used by St. Luke. Clearances are considered current for 60 months (5 years).

What if I have clearances from another organization?
Current PA law allows background checks to be used for multiple volunteers organizations. Please provide copies of your current clearances to the St. Luke offices.

How much do clearances cost?
Both PA clearances are provided free of charge for volunteers. If the FBI clearance is needed, the cost (Approx $28 as of 2015) can be covered by St. Luke. Simply contact office@SaintLukeDevon.org for assistance.

Who is required to comply?
Every volunteer that works with children must complete these requirements. At St. Luke, this includes (but is not limited to) the following:
Sunday School and Confirmation teachers and leaders
Nursery Volunteers
Children's Church Volunteers
Children's Music Volunteers
Youth Ministry Small Group Leaders
Youth Ministry Event Volunteers
Appalachia Service Project
Vacation Bible School
If you have questions about your need to apply, please contact office@SaintLukeDevon.org

How is information managed and protected?
All volunteer background checks are reviewed and kept confidential. Records are stored in a locked cabinet that can only be accessed by authorized personnel.

Who can I contact for assistance or questions regarding background checks?
For administrative help, contact Allen Benner-Smith (office@SaintLukeDevon.org)
Records are reviewed and managed by Heidi Romeiser, Pastor Matt Staniz, and the Human Resources team (Thelma Jacks, team leader)