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Wespath's Legislation and Resources

Top General Conference Priorities

  • Continuing our mission of caring for those who serve—throughout the worldwide church and for future generations
  • Assuring long-term sustainability and affordability of benefits for those who serve
  • Managing investments in a manner that integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations and is consistent with UMC principles
  • Helping United Methodist-related institutional clients meet their investment and mission objectives, while honoring the values of the UMC
  • Read Wespath's Legislative Overview.

Wespath's General Secretary Talks About General Conference

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.

Wespath Benefits and Investments Overview

Wespath Overview Video

Closer Look at Engagement and Exclusion

Staying Well Through General Conference

Rester en bonne santé pendant la Conférence Générale

Meet with Wespath to Discuss General Conference Legislation

Wespath welcomes the opportunity to meet with General Conference delegations to discuss its legislation. To arrange for Wespath to meet with your delegation either in person or via Zoom, please have your delegation leader contact Dale Jones at 847-866-2715 or [email protected].

Compass Plan for UMC Clergy (General Conference)

Learn how Wespath’s proposed retirement plan prioritizes adequate income throughout retirement, long-term sustainability, affordability for churches and conferences, and flexibility for UMC clergy.

Wespath Petitions and Rationales (submitted September 2019 for 2020 ADCA)

  • Other-Discipline-Updates  

    Other Discipline Updates


    Other Discipline Updates

    (Clarifications and Technical Changes)

    New ¶640—Joint Distributing Committee Cross-Reference

    ¶715.4.d—General Agency Benefit Funding Plan Report

    ¶807.8—General Agency Property Reporting Exemptions

    ¶807.12.c—General Agency Pay Equity Reporting

    ¶1504.8—Cost Allocation of Mandatory Plans

    ¶1504.21—Health and Wellness Information

    ¶1505—General Agency Pension Credit

    Other Discipline Updates

    (Move Discipline paragraphs about Conference Boards of Pensions to a more intuitive location in the Discipline: the ¶600s, Annual Conferences section, from the ¶1500s, Wespath section)

    ¶1506—Move Pension Duties and Responsibilities of Annual Conferences Discipline ¶1506 and ¶639

    ¶1507 and ¶639—Financing Pension and Benefit Programs

    ¶1508 and ¶639—Conference Pension Conflict of Interest Policies


Questions? Contact Wespath

Do you have a question for Wespath Benefits and Investments concerning our General Conference legislation? Please submit your question.