Wespath Benefits and Investments

Theology and Education
Pastor Kanya Kamahiro Georges (at right) receives his stipend during a presentation ceremony held at the Eastern Congo episcopal office. The assistance from Wespath allows 12 student pastors to buy food and provide for other needs for eight months. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

Wespath supports student pastors in Congo

With scholarships from Wespath, 12 theology students from Beni attending Kindu Methodist University are able to buy food and provide for other basic needs while at school.
General Church
Worshippers attend Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. The AME Church now has a retirement plan with Wespath Benefits and Investments, The United Methodist Church’s pension and benefits agency. The program is allowing the AME Church to get a fresh start after a crisis in its pension system. Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®.

Wespath expands services to Methodist kin

The United Methodist Church’s pension agency is now offering retirement benefits to both the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Global Methodist Church — building closer ties in a time of upheaval.
General Agencies
Leaders of Wespath, the denomination’s pension agency, met with central conference representatives in Königswinter, Germany. Photo by Klaus U. Ruof, The United Methodist Church in Germany.

Wespath talks pensions at Germany meeting

Officials of the United Methodist Church’s pension and health benefits agency met with central conference representatives to discuss pension plan sustainability in a challenging period for the denomination.
General Church
Andy Hendren addresses the 2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville, Tenn. Hendren is the new top staff executive at Wespath Benefits and Investments following the retirement of Barbara Boigegrain. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Hendren aiming for stability at Wespath

Andrew Hendren, the new top executive at Wespath Benefits and Investments, faces formidable challenges as he works to provide 100,000 United Methodists with secure retirements.

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