Paragraph 357 of the 2016 Book of Discipline contains complete information about clergy retirement status and procedures, including the requirement that "requests for retirement shall be stated in writing to the bishop, cabinet, and Board of Ordained Ministry at least one hundred and twenty day prior to the date on which retirement is to be effective."  

To apply with BOM for retirement, contact the Conference Relations Registrar, Amanda-Gayle Reed.

For questions about the Pre-Retirement Seminar, contact the BOM Retirement Liaison, Terry Neal.
For questions about pension and benefits, contact Meg Kau, Benefits and Human Resources Manager at the Conference office.

Retired Clergy Resources

Here's a link to the Wespath Retirement and Investments section of the GBOPHB website.
Access your retirement account at or call (800) 851-2201 option 1
Access the Retiree HRA at or call (866) 249-7785
Click here for Wespath information on the Clergy Housing Exclusion for retired (and active) clergy
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