Safety Committee

Updated 11 January 2020

Nehemiah 4:9

But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.

The Safety Committee was established in January 2019 with a Church Council approved Emergency Preparedness Policy. The current Committee members are Mike Theimer, Chairperson, Tim Rucker, Secretary, Doug Moon and Rusty Merrill.

We currently have four who have volunteered to become the Safety Team for Mountain View UMC. We hope to recruit and train additional Safety Team members to meet the security needs of our church.


If you are interested in serving on the Safety Committee and/or Safety Team, contact Mike Theimer.

Protecting our church from potential criminal activities requires a balanced approach that integrates crime prevention strategies and security technologies with the overall mission of the church. It is critically important to recognize that risk mitigation must complement the activities of our church and not interfere with its outreach and service ministry.

We have installed five outside security cameras and three interior security cameras. The Safety Team will be monitoring the security cameras and securing all church doors on Sunday's. They will be wearing two-way radios and monitoring all those entering our church from the parking lots.

We have created a special volunteer position that is only dedicated to monitoring the security cameras. They will sit in the admin office and communicate with the Safety Team via two way radios anything suspicious or other safety issues in or around the building. If you are interested in volunteering for this very important volunteer position, please contact Mike Theimer.

Rusty Merrill and Sharon Pletcher have formed the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT). They will respond to any first aid, CPR and AED emergencies on Sunday's. We are looking for additional volunteer MERT members with or without medical backgrounds. Contact Rusty Merrill if you are interested in this important ministry service.


Click this link to download the Mountain View UMC Emergency Preparedness Policy/Plan.

Click this link to download the Safety Team protocols and procedures.

Online Training

Click this link to view the Mountain View Methodist Church online awareness and training course. Then click the play button.

Click this link to view Department of Homeland Security 'Run, Hide, Fight' training video. Then click the play button.

Click this link to view 'Until Help Arrives' - FEMA.

Click this link to view the Safe Sanctuary supplemental online training course.

Click this link to view the Human Trafficking awareness video.

Click this link to learn about Recognizing 8 Signs of Terrorism. This is a good video to show your greeters, parking lot staff and security team. Helps get them thinking outside the box.


Mountain View United Methodist Church exists to make disciples who love like Jesus, creating a world where God's love reigns!


1101 Rampart Range Road
Woodland Park, CO 80863
(719) 687-3868

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