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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Four equitable compensation recommendations supported at AC2020

    October 3, 2020 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In the Equitable Compensation Report, Paula Kuempel, current chair of the Commission on Equitable Compensation brought forth four recommendations at the 2020 virtual Annual Conference on Oct. 3.

    The first recommendation for 2021 was that the standardized minimum base compensation that was established for the Upper New York Conference effective Jan. 1, 2017 stay the same. Those minimum base salaries are set according to credential level, for all full-time clergy persons (see salaries on page 61 of Volume I of the Conference Journal).

    This recommendation was supported by 96 percent of the voters.

    The second recommendation for 2021 was that that the yearly increment amount that was established for the Upper New York Conference effective Jan. 2020 stay the same. The yearly increment is equal to 1 percent of the minimum base compensation for each credential level for up to 25 years of full-time equivalent service.

    This recommendation was supported by 96 percent of voters.

    The third recommendation for 2021 was that an additional $500 for each additional church on the pastoral charge (over one), not adjusted for part-time appointments remain in place.

    This recommendation was supported by 94 percent of voters.

    The fourth recommendation for 2021 was that no pastor’s salary can be decreased as a result of this policy, as long as they retain their current appointment.

    This recommendation was supported by 94 percent of voters.

    TAGGED / Annual Conference 2020


    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."