Founder and Primary Instructor

Protector of the People and Guardian of the Church

Course Creator

Kris Moloney

Hi, I’m Kris P. Moloney. I serve Houses of Worship by creating training resources for Safety Directors. I give them the tools they need to provide reputable and realistic training to their Safety Team members without spending hours developing and organizing courses from scratch.

I am a former Police Officer with 18 years of experience and a retired Army Captain/Company Commander. I have certifications in a number of specialties to include Crime Prevention, Security Assessments, and the Crime Free Program. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Ministry and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

A Brief History

The formation of the Sheepdog Church Security Academy.

  • It all starts with an innate drive to protect those that are hurting and suffering under the oppression of predators. Kris joined the Army and ultimately became a Police Officer because of his concern for others.

  • After graduating from Northwestern College with a Bachelors Degree in Ministry and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership, Kris was desperately seeking God's will for his life.

  • His Lead Pastor asked Kris for help because money was being stolen from the various safes around the church. Kris made recommendations for better safes and established protocols for handling money. Kris did not hear God's quiet whispers.

  • Sometime later, the church's leadership approached Kris a second time. They needed him to train childcare workers. Kris developed policies and conducted the training. And still, Kris did not hear God's call.

  • Finally, the church's leadership asked Kris to form a Safety Team and Kris understood his purpose. The first thing he realized was that his team was untrained, so he developed an eight hour academy.

  • Word got out that Kris had formed a Safety Team and several churches in the area reached out to him for help. In the subsequent years, he was able to help a handful of churches to start a Safety Ministry.

  • In 2014, a respected mentor told Kris to start a business. At first Kris refused, but his mentor explained revenue would provide the necessary resources to improve the training and reach more people.

  • Of course, the mentor was right. Since then, the Training Materials have improved immensely. Over 4,000 students, representing 100s of churches, have been trained to safeguard their congregations.

Course Development

Extensively Researched, Tested, and Approved by Subject Matter Experts.

  • Research

    Researchers spent 100s of hours painstakingly researching nationally recognized publications and consulting subject matter experts in a number of safety and security fields of study.

  • Development

    An Instructional Designer specializing in Adult Education designed the courses and created the training materials to facilitate learning for adult students and maximize retention.

  • Production

    A production team of professional voice talent and video producers worked to make the streaming videos as pleasant and engaging as possible to both entertain and inform.

Here is what Some Say...

Reviews from Academy Students

5 star rating

#We are a small church...

Terry Ogle

Good general procedures. We are a small church just organizing our security program. We want to cover all the bases, be professional, and keep our flock sa...

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Good general procedures. We are a small church just organizing our security program. We want to cover all the bases, be professional, and keep our flock safe!

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#Great Training

Patrick St Fleur

I thoroughly enjoyed this training. This is exactly what I need to be qualified to join a church security team.

I thoroughly enjoyed this training. This is exactly what I need to be qualified to join a church security team.

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#The team fundamentals has sharpened my focus and strengt...

Robert Harman

Excellent course. I am honored to serve the Safety Response Team at my church. The course has given me excellent tools for my SRT ministry tool box.

Excellent course. I am honored to serve the Safety Response Team at my church. The course has given me excellent tools for my SRT ministry tool box.

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#I was impressed with the detail of the classes.

Michael Osborne

The information was very specific and helps greatly in the organization of a security team. Thanks!

The information was very specific and helps greatly in the organization of a security team. Thanks!

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4 star rating

#Great program

Kevin Benne

I would like to say thank you to all of you who put this together. Looking forward to working within my church safety program. I'm developing a team now an...

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I would like to say thank you to all of you who put this together. Looking forward to working within my church safety program. I'm developing a team now and you have helped us tremendously. God Bless you in all you do.

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5 star rating

#Excellent Course

Randall Matheny

This course is well prepared and presented and well worth the expense, time, and effort. It is great material for the novice and a great refresher for vetera...

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This course is well prepared and presented and well worth the expense, time, and effort. It is great material for the novice and a great refresher for veteran security and safety personnel.

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#Straight forward and easy to understand

Gerald Solt

As a private security officer with over 30 years experience. I found the training straight forward and easy to understand. I agree with its content and can’...

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As a private security officer with over 30 years experience. I found the training straight forward and easy to understand. I agree with its content and can’t stress enough how important background checks are. Thank you for making this available to everyone.

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#Church Safety and Security Volunteer Academy

James Stroman

Many years assisting churches with security concerns, one may become callused. All of the books in the world are good knowledge but THIS "Academy" reminds yo...

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Many years assisting churches with security concerns, one may become callused. All of the books in the world are good knowledge but THIS "Academy" reminds you of what is important. I recommend this program for anyone involved in church ministry regarding safety.

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#Church Safety and Security Volunteer Academy

Jon Wolland

Good framework for a Security volunteer to know and to be able to assist in a church security ministry/team as a team member. This course can assist in devel...

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Good framework for a Security volunteer to know and to be able to assist in a church security ministry/team as a team member. This course can assist in developing a security ministry at a places of worship and its facilities as well.

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#Always something new to learn

Bradford Parkhurst

I have been involved in leading the Safety Team Ministry for more than 10 years now and learned quite a bit of new information in this course. I'll be making...

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I have been involved in leading the Safety Team Ministry for more than 10 years now and learned quite a bit of new information in this course. I'll be making positive changes this weekend.

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#Very Informative!!!

John Wunische

I am very impressed with the quality of this course and the relevant information.

I am very impressed with the quality of this course and the relevant information.

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#Everyone needs this!

Kevin Creech

Just what it says, fundamentals!! Everyone must have an idea of their fundamentals. This is where you start. Great info!! Learned a lot and wish I could go b...

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Just what it says, fundamentals!! Everyone must have an idea of their fundamentals. This is where you start. Great info!! Learned a lot and wish I could go back over it periodically!!

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