The information would only be shared, when needed, among pastoral staff, the business administrator, and the volunteer who keeps up the list. It would never be published or accessible to others. What it would do is to help me be a better pastor to you and more helpful to your loved ones.
I have used the old list when congregation members were sick or in the hospital and were not in the condition to talk or to reach out to their own families. Also, there have been times when I have received a call from a member saying that several people have been trying for days to reach someone and they are concerned that the person is sick or hurt. If there were another situation, such as a natural disaster, and you needed me to contact a loved one or they were having trouble contacting you, it would be good for me to have that information.
Please also give your family and emergency contacts my numbers in case they need to contact me. It would help if you could enter my cell number in your phone. Cell (732-208-3280) and Church (937-433-1810).
Peace and blessings,