Volunteer Background Screening

If you are a parent interested in volunteering with our preschool during special events and field trips, we must have an active background check and clearances to work with children and youth on file.

To start the background check process, simply click the following link to submit your information: https://ministryopportunities.org/shepherdofhills

If you are unsure if your clearances are active, please contact the church office.

Please note we no longer accept copies of background checks from employers or other organization. You must submit your information using our background screening service.

*Shepherd of the Hills Christian Preschool uses the third-party company Protect My Ministry for all screenings. Your information for background checks is secured using industry standard encryption. Shepherd of the Hills will not process any background check without your consent. You will be prompted to provide consent when submitting your information at the link above.

Process Overview

The process for background checks begins with submitting your information to our background screening service, Protect My Ministry. You will be asked to provide your consent for Shepherd of the Hills Church to complete the background check.

Once your information is submitted, you will receive additional instructions by email from the state to process the screening (P.A.T.C.H and the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Portal). When completing the forms for the state, please specify you are a volunteer working with minors. Please be sure to check your email junk folder and whitelist emails coming from the domain @protectmyministry.com for instructions for completing the check.

PLEASE ENSURE TO ALLOW ALL EMAILS FROM Protectmyministry (whitelist the domain name protectmyministry.com). You will receive an email with the subject line "PA Child Abuse Registry Check - Shepherd of the Hills Bechtelsville" that will contain a payment code for the Child Abuse Registry check. Failure to complete this portion of the background check will result in an Alert on your profile in our record system.

If you have any questions during the process, please contact the church office at 610-754-6446.