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Pre-Retirement Webinar


The Pre-Retirement Webinar for clergy and conference lay employees, sponsored by the Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits, will be held October 11-12, 2021. This FREE webinar 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 September 24, 2021, 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.

Click here for a downloaded and printable brochure.


  • “Clergy Personal Financial Planning, Buying a Home and Clergy Housing Exclusion” and “Estate Planning Basics” with Rev. David Bell, United Methodist Foundation
  • “Michigan Conference Health Care” with Rev. Donald J. Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits & HR/Interim CFO and Erin Faszczewski, Vice President of Account Management
  • “Social Security & Your Retirement” and “Dissolve That Debt” with  Catherine Crisp-Martin, Ernst & Young (EY) Investment Advisor
  • “Pension Benefits” with Wespath Benefits Educator


Monday, October 11th

Tuesday, October 12th

12:30 PM: Opening      8 AM: Opening
1 – 3 PM: Social Security & Your Retirement/Dissolve That Debt      8:20 – 11:20 AM: Retirement Benefits with Wespath
3 – 5 PM: Clergy Personal Financial Planning, Buying a Home and Clergy Housing Exclusion/Estate Planning Basics      11:20 AM – 12:30 PM: Michigan Conference Health Care
Breaks will be taken throughout each day’s webinar.

Click here to register for the FREE Michigan Conference Pre-Retirement Webinar for clergy and conference lay employees. Your reservation will be confirmed by email.

Deadline for registering is September 24, 2021.


Contact Jennifer Gertz at 810-233-5500 ext. 4135 or or John Kosten at 810-233-5500 ext. 4111 or