Background Check Authorization

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

Katharyn Wheeler
Metropolitan Washington, DC Synod – ELCA
305 E St, NW
Suite 300
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).