Safe Environment

Idaho Knights of Columbus

Idaho Youth

As Catholics we believe that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. While Life Programs are here to oppose abortion and support pregnant women so they can deliver a healthy baby, there is more to be considered than just abortion. We must also promote proper end of life care in accordance with the teachings of the Church.

Family Director

Keith Riemersma, Youth Director
Nick Theissen

Idaho Safe Environment

Vigilant for signs of abuse, we’re leading the Knights of Columbus’ initiative to protect children and other vulnerable persons we serve.

Safe Environment Resources

Ken Rief Idaho State Warden
Ken Rief - Idaho State Warden

Annual Presidium Training Requirements

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State LevelBackground Check Requirement
State Deputy
State Advocate
State Program Director
State Youth DirectorRequired
State Family DirectorRequired
State Community DirectorRequired
State Squire ChairmanRequired
Council LevelBackground Check Requirement
Grand Knight
Faithful Navigator
Program DirectorRequired
Family DirectorRequired
Community DirectorRequired
Chief Counselor
Adult Counselor

~ NEW - December 1, 2022 ~

Anyone working with kids on Diocese property in the state of Idaho must have either the Diocese in-person training or the Knights of Columbus Presidium training -AND- a Diocese background check.

The Diocese of Boise will now accept the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program (SEP) training in lieu of their in-person training.  This is a simple three step process.

Step 1.  Complete the Presidium training and obtain your Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Certificate.

Step 2.  Complete the Background Check permission form.

Background Check Permission Form

Step 3. 
Send certificate and permission forms to the Diocese of Boise

Email Forms To:

Veronica Childers

(208) 350-7556