Brenda Beltran

Chief Operating Officer
512-454-0384 ext. 211


Emily Hurlimann

Associate Director, Office of Ethics and Integrity in Ministry
512-949-2529 (fax)


Ileana Hinojosa 

Coordinator, Victim Assistance and Pastoral Support
512-949-2529 (fax)

Who needs to be EIM compliant, and why? 

On Jan. 1, 2002, the Catholic Diocese of Austin instated policies on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) for all employees and adult volunteers who minister to youth or vulnerable adults in the diocese. These policies were revised in August 2008 and again in 2011. Clergy, religious, paid staff and all volunteers working with youth and/or vulnerable adults at any parish, Catholic school or diocesan location are required to complete an Application for Ministry/background check, and attend an EIM workshop every three years. Compliance with EIM policies, by persons who do ministry where minors and vulnerable adults may be present, provides educated eyes and ears and voices to assist our church is doing all that it can to keep young people and vulnerable adults safe from preventable harm. We are all called to protect

EIM Classes

All clergy, paid staff, and all volunteers working with youth and vulnerable adults, at any parish or diocesan location, are required to complete a one-time Application for Ministry prior to beginning their work/service and attend an EIM workshop within 60 days of submitting the application.


To attend an EIM workshop you must:

  1. Create an EIM account using the directions below

  2. Submit an application

  3. Pre-register for a workshop.

Click on "EIM Workshops" below to find out more information about workshops throughout the Diocese.

Arrive promptly as the workshop will start on time and late arrivals will not be permitted entrance. 

To register: login to your EIM account using the link below (use the Alternate Login option if needed), click Sign Up for a Workshop (bottom right) to see a list of all workshops and click Sign Up for the workshop you wish to attend.

If you have never submitted an EIM Application, click the link below. Once you have completed/submitted the registration page you will be directed to the EIM application; complete all sections and click the red Submit Application. Once submitted, go back to Sign Up for a Workshop.

To learn more about EIM, visit the Diocese of Austin EIM Office