Wespath FAQs Regarding Church and Conference Disaffiliations
Wespath has been planning for various potential scenarios that might affect the future structure of The United Methodist Church (UMC), with emphasis on assuring that clergy benefits remain as secure as possible.
The decision by the Commission on General Conference to postpone the 2020 General Conference to 2024 has generated new questions from across the denomination regarding how pension obligations will be handled by Wespath if local churches or Annual Conferences separate from the UMC before the next General Conference. The following new Q&As provide Wespath’s responses to these questions. This information will be updated periodically as more information becomes available, so it's recommended you check back often for the latest information.
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As some local churches, clergy and others reconsider their connectional relationship to The United Methodist Church, Wespath is responding with expanded information related to pension, HealthFlex, and other benefits; institutional investments and other issues. Wespath recently updated the following documents on their disaffiliation information webpage: