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Wespath's General Secretary Discusses General Conference

General Conference Update

Your calling is in service to others. So is ours. As a general agency of The United Methodist Church, we're dedicated to our mission of caring for those who serve.

In this time of transition and renewed vitality across the UMC, Wespath remains focused on our core mission. Our priorities for General Conference included:

  • Assuring long-term stability and affordability of benefits for those who serve, and
  • Managing investments in a sustainable and socially responsible manner consistent with our fiduciary responsibility as directed in The Book of Discipline and in alignment with the UMC's Social Principles.
Most of Wespath’s petitions were approved at the General Conference (April 23–May 3, 2024).
Please check back soon for updated materials.
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Compass Retirement Plan
(U.S. Clergy)

Compass a new clergy retirement plan—effective January 1, 2026.

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Wespath's Legislation

Explore Wespath's petitions—what they are and why they matter.

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For Central Conference Delegates

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Para Delegados da Conferência Central
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Central Conference Resources
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Regionalization Proposals

Regionalization would enable General Conference to spend more time on topics for the whole UMC and less time on U.S.-only matters.

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Sustainable Investment Legislation

Explore Wespath's legislation focused on climate change and human rights issues.

Sustainable Investment Legislation
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General Conference Videos

All of Wespath's videos related to General Conference.

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About Wespath and Our Work

Wespath serves over 100,000 participants across the United States and around the world, helping those who serve the Church live more comfortably through all stages of life. We administer benefit plans that support the financial and health well-being for clergy, lay employees and retirees. Wespath serves as a financial steward for our participants and over 150 Methodist-related institutional investors.

This general agency has been serving Methodist ministers since 1908. Our name Wespath honors our Wesleyan heritage and this agency’s commitment to a path for financial and well-being stability for those we serve—today and for future generations.