Church Security: Insurance and the Law

More and more churches are forming security teams and thinking about ministry safety. When assessing the church's security policies and procedures, it's important to consider the legal and insurance issues involved. This webinar will help churches protect themselves while protecting others.

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Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

What will you learn?

  • How to balance the church’s legal and moral duties when it comes to safety and security
  • How to protect the church legally when drafting security policies and procedures
  • Questions to ask your insurance agent when starting a church security program
  • Common coverage gaps when insuring a church security program

About the presenters:

Michael KramerMichael Kramer is a Casualty Claims Adjuster II with Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. He has investigated and negotiated thousands of bodily injury, automobile and property-damage liability claims, applying insurance policies and applicable legal concepts. He has regular contact with agents, policyholders, and legal counsel in the adjusting process.

Kramer is a graduate of Indiana University, and holds the Associate in Claims, Associate in Insurance Services, and the Certified Insurance Services Rep designations. His experience and background in teaching, service, and claims gives him a unique perspective assisting churches and church related ministries.

At the time of this recording, C. Kay Landwehr, JD, was an associate attorney at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. After joining the company in 2011, she assisted ministries with risk management, focusing on the areas of child protection, employment law, workers’ compensation, and safety and security.

Landwehr received her Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, and is licensed by the Indiana Supreme Court. Prior to joining Brotherhood Mutual, she served as a private practice criminal defense and family law attorney.

The information provided in this webinar is intended to be helpful, but it does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for the advice from a licensed attorney in your area.