For the safety of our youth, Metro DC Synod requires all adults working with youth at synodical events to have record of a completed background check on file in the synod office. Background checks are valid for 5 years. If during that time you change congregations within the Metro DC Synod or accompany youth from a different congregation, you are required to complete a new background check.
To authorize a background check, please fill out the form below and send it in to the synod office, to the attention of Katharyn Wheeler. The mailing address is
Metropolitan Washington, DC Synod – ELCA
305 E St, NW
Washington, DC 20001
MetroDC Background Check – This is a fillable form. You will need to download the form first. Once completed, you can print and return.
Fees associated with a Background Check will be determined based on individual factors.
Questions can be directed to Katharyn (202-417-3678) or to Barbara Harner (240-354-1999).