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Eric Spacek, J.D. - Church Mutual. Des Moines, IA, US

Eric Spacek, J.D.

Assistant Vice President - Risk Control | Church Mutual


Eric Offers Insight into Risk Management and Crisis Response Protocols for Houses of Worship and Other Facilities.



Eric Spacek is a recognized expert in risk management, crisis situation response and loss control, with 11 years of experience as an insurance defense trial attorney defending against liability and workers compensation claims in litigation and 17 years in insurance risk control.

As a resource on the primary risks facing houses of worship, nonprofits and human services organizations, schools, camps and conference centers, and senior living facilities, Eric helps these organizations protect themselves against liability and workers compensation claims, natural disasters and catastrophic weather, armed intruders and other physical risks and crises.

At Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I., Eric leads several revolutionary loss-prevention programs that have saved millions of dollars in damages during wildfires and inclement weather.

Eric can speak on topics such as establishing response protocols, techniques for risk/loss prevention and perspectives and challenges leaders face in protecting their communities.

Expert Topics (3)

Making a Plan for Inclement Weather

1. How to stay safe and be ready if a tornado strikes. 2. Hurricane preparedness. 3. How to better protect your buildings in the case of a wildfire. 4. Severe weather events are growing in number and strength. 5. How to avoid frozen pipes in winter.

Safety Trends/ Risks for Churches

1. Vandalism against religious structures and artifacts. 2. What the biggest threats facing Houses of Worship are today, and how to address them.

Prepare your Church for the Worst Case Scenario

1. Active shooter and armed intruder situations are on the rise; how your church can prepare for the worst. 2. Measures church leaders can take to protect structures, valuables and people.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Inclement Weather Preparedness

Loss Prevention

Loss Control

Risk Management

Armed Intruder Preparation and Prevention

Education (2)

Washington College of Law of American University: Juris Doctor degree

Eastern University: Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude

Accomplishments (1)

Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation, Insurance Institute of America (professional)

Professional Designation

Media Appearances (2)

After $2 million Brooklyn church robbery, houses of worship evaluate theft risk

Religion News Service  online


...not all religious organizations have the resources to protect their possessions, said Eric Spacek, the assistant vice president of risk control at Church Mutual Insurance Co. Nor do houses of worship typically take the same approach to security other public places and businesses do.

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Planning ahead for safe ministry travel

Church Executive  online


A conversation with Eric Spacek, assistant vice president — Risk Control at Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.1, who outlines several key steps you, your members and staff can take to stay safe and healthy.

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