Press Release: General Board of Pension and Health Benefits to Hold Listening Session

For Immediate Release
February 15, 2013

Contact: M. Colette Nies, Managing Director, Communications
(847) 866-4296 or

Glenview, IL—The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church (GBPHB) invites interested plan participants and other constituents to address the board of directors during a Listening Session* on Friday, March 15, 2013.

The GBPHB board of directors’ Listening Session gives board members an opportunity to hear points of view related to the mission and work of the agency in short 10-minute presentations (in person, by phone or on video). The session is held during the regularly scheduled board meetings in various jurisdictions during the year.

The next Listening Session will be held in San Antonio, Texas, at the Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort. It is tentatively scheduled for 11:45 a.m., Central time.

To place your name and topic on the agenda and for specific presentation requirements, please call Colette Nies by February 25 at 1-800-269-2244, extension 4296, or e-mail Colette at .

* Listening Session was formerly known as the board of directors’ Public Forum


About the General Board

The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBPHB) is a not-for-profit administrative agency of The United Methodist Church, responsible for the general supervision and administration of the retirement, health and welfare benefit plans, programs and funds for more than 91,000 clergy and lay employees of the Church.

GBPHB is the largest faith-based pension fund in the United States and ranks among the top 100 pension funds in the country. As a socially responsible investor, GBPHB is actively involved in shareholder advocacy, proxy voting, portfolio screening and community investing.



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