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Retirement Plans

Conference Retirement Plans

Plan for a successful retirement by taking the long-term view. Through Wespath the Detroit and West Michigan Conference offer plans with respect to investing for retirement, and offer outstanding retirement and savings plans to eligible clergy and lay employees.

To visit Wespath for retirement information go to https://www.wespath.org/retirement.

UMPIP
The United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP) is a retirement plan administered by Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath)—the largest denominational pension fund in the world. UMPIP is designed to provide one piece of your overall retirement portfolio.

Click here to learn more about UMPIP.
Click here for the UMPIP contribution election form.

CRSP
Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP) is a retirement program providing lifetime income and account flexibility designed for those who serve God as clergy of The United Methodist Church.

Click here to learn more about CRSP.

Questions?
If you are in Detroit Conference, contact Rev. Donald Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits and Human Resources at demmert@michiganumc.org.
If you are in the West Michigan Conference, contact John Kosten, Benefits Administrator, at jkosten@michiganumc.org.

Retirement Plan Eligibility

Clergy and lay employees from the Detroit and West Michigan Conferences may contact Donald Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits and Harman Resources, at demmert@michiganumc.org to learn about their eligibility for Wespath’s UMPIP and CRSP.

UMPIP

  • For participant contributions: Must be an employee of a United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP) plan sponsor.
  • For plan sponsor contributions: Must be an employee of a UMPIP plan sponsor and meet other eligibility criteria determined by the plan sponsor and outlined in the adoption agreement.

Contact Donald Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits and Harman Resources, at demmert@michiganumc.org to check on your eligibility.

Click here to learn more about UMPIP.

CRSP
All bishops; most clergy with full-time appointments to The United Methodist Church who are members of annual conferences; and other clergy, as determined by annual conferences, may be eligible for Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP).

Contact Donald Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits and Harman Resources, at demmert@michiganumc.org to check on your eligibility.

Click here for more information about CRSP.