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2022 Pre-Retirement Seminar

The Pre-Retirement Seminar for clergy and conference lay employees, sponsored by the Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits, will be held October 3-4, 2022 at the Delamar, Traverse City, Michigan. This seminar is designed to assist you in planning for your retirement. It is a cooperative project within the Michigan Conference, bringing together special skills and talents in retirement, financial planning, and estate planning. If your registration is received by August 31, 2022, Wespath will be able to provide you with a Personal Pension Projection Printout. Below you will find details on the speakers, topics, schedule, and registration. Please note, a continental breakfast and lunch on Monday and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday are include in the registration costs.


    • “Clergy Personal Financial Planning, Buying a Home and Clergy Housing Exclusion” and “Estate Planning Basics” with Rev. David Bell, UM Foundation
    • “Michigan Conference Health Care & Medicare” with Rev. Donald J. Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits & HR and Erin Faszczewski, VP of Account Management
    • “Dissolve That Debt” and “Social Security & Your Retirement” with Ernst & Young (EY) Investment Advisor
    • “Pension Benefits” with Wespath Benefits Educator


Monday, October 3rd

Tuesday, October 4th

7:30-8:45 AM: Check-in Outside Leelanau Conference Room 7:30-8:30 AM: Breakfast in View
7:30-8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast in the View 8:45 AM-12:15 PM: Seminars in the Leelanau Conference Room
9-9:30 AM: Welcome and Worship 12:15 PM: Lunch in the View
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Seminars (Lunch at 12:30 PM in View)      
Free Evening on Your Own   Seminar concludes following lunch.

Click here to register for the Michigan Conference Pre-Retirement Seminar for clergy and conference lay employees. Your reservation will be confirmed by e-mail.

$225 Registration Fee/Two Nights (Oct. 2 & 3)*
+ $75 Spouse

$150 Registration Fee/One Night (Oct. 3 Only)
+ $75 Spouse

$75 Registration Fee/No Overnight Accommodations
+ $75 Spouse

Paying by Check?
Make check payable to: Michigan Conference. Mail with a copy of your email registration confirmation email to:

Attention: Jennifer Gertz
Michigan Conference Center North
1161 East Clark Road, Suite 212
DeWitt, MI 48820

Deadline for registering is August 31, 2022. Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be cancelled by September 7, 2022 to be refunded. 

*Limited rooms available. Register early to reserve your room.


Pre-Retirement Seminar and overnight lodging at:

615 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
(Check In: 4 PM & Check Out: 11 AM)

West Bay Beach Holiday Inn Resort

Facilities include:

Free WiFi
Free Parking
Fitness Center
Indoor Pool
Smoke-Free Property



Contact Jennifer Gertz at 810-233-5500 ext. 4135 or [email protected] or John Kosten at 810-233-5500 ext. 4111 or [email protected].

Last Updated on September 20, 2022

The Michigan Conference