An Announcement from the Conference Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services

March 24, 2020
Greetings Pastors, Church Leaders, and United Methodists across Kentucky:

I am writing today on behalf of your Conference Administrative Teams and other Conference leadership with a significant announcement related to recent actions of the Conference Council on Finance & Administration (CFA) and Board of Pension & Health Benefits (BOP).

Both CFA and BOP have been diligently working to listen, understand, and prayerfully consider the financial stresses the COVID-19 pandemic may be introducing into our churches. In response to these, hopefully, short run financial stresses, CFA and BOP are offering the following multi-tiered approach that we hope will support the financial health of our churches during this time: 
  • For March, CFA is reducing the Our Mission Covenant “ask” of local churches from 11% to 0%.
  • Beginning in April and continuing through May, the BOP is waiving the monthly “church share” of health insurance for active plan participants.
For a fuller explanation of these actions, please see the below resources: Again, and above all, your Administrative Services Team, CFA, BOP, and other leaders are praying for you and your churches in this unique and challenging season.

As always, please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or insights about how we can best serve you by replying to this email or emailing me at Feel free to call as well at (502) 425-3884.

Grace + Peace,
David Garvin
Conference Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services | (502) 425-3884