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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

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    Clergy compensation recommendations supported at Annual Conference

    June 17, 2021 / By Tara Barnes

    The Upper New York Conference Commission on Equitable Compensation exists to help struggling local churches regain sound financial footing to build leadership, make disciples, and transform the world. Chair Paula Kuempel presented the commission’s 2021 report to the 12th annual meeting of the Upper New York Conference on June 17, bringing five recommendations for approval.

    The commission is responsible for recommending each year the minimum compensation levels for clergy and make recommendations for clergy support.

    Its recommendations for 2022 were for a minimum base compensation, an incremental increase in pay for years of service, additional compensation when appointed to multiple charges and a cost-of-living increase and against any decrease in pastor’s salary who remain at current appointments.

    The report can be found on pages 14-15 in the Journal.

    All five recommendations were supported, and the conference adopted the report as a whole.

    TAGGED / Annual Conference 2021

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."