Clergy Financial Literacy Summit

The Clergy Financial Literacy Summit will take place April 4-6, 2017 in Northbrook, Illinois. Leaders from a cross-section of The United Methodist Church will delve into the topic of clergy personal financial health and literacy, which impacts clergy well-being and the congregation’s ability to experience a culture of generosity to fulfill the mission of the Church. Vital leadership faces both age-old and new challenges today!

The Clergy Financial Literacy Summit will include strategic and generative conversation with leadership from a cross-section of our Church about:

  • clergy financial literacy needs,
  • vital leadership demands today, and
  • the impact of healthy financial stewardship attitudes and practices on pastors and congregations.


Event and Registration Information   Participant Details
Hotel and Travel Information   Schedule


Event and Registration Information

The summit begins on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. with dinner and a keynote address at the Northbrook Hilton. The summit concludes on Thursday, April 6 at noon.

Register now!

Registration is open now through February 28, 2017.

Registration includes:

  • Lodging for Tuesday and Wednesday nights at the Northbrook Hilton
  • Dinner Tuesday through lunch Thursday
  • Refreshment breaks

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Participant Details

Participants include leaders from a cross-section of the Church including Bishops, Foundation leaders, seminary and agency representatives, young clergy and leaders from Conferences, Boards of Ordained Ministries and practitioners in the fields of stewardship, leadership excellence and training.

Wespath Benefits & Investments
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
National Association of United Methodist Foundations
Lilly Endowment, Inc.’s Initiative to Address Economic Challenges for Pastoral Leaders

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Hotel and Travel Information

Northbrook Hilton
2855 Milwaukee Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60060
Phone: 847-480-7500

Wespath Benefits and Investments will provide lodging, meals and local ground transportation during this event.

Attendees are responsible for making and paying for their travel accommodations.

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Schedule subject to change

Tuesday, April 4
3:00-6:00 p.m. Registration at Northbrook Hilton
6:00 p.m. Welcome and Banquet Dinner
Opening Keynote Address: John Wimmer, Program Director of Religion Division, Lilly Endowment, Inc.
8:00 p.m. Opportunity to network and socialize

Wednesday, April 5
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own at Northbrook Hilton (voucher provided)
8:00 a.m. Shuttles leave for Wespath Benefits and Investments
8:30-9:00 a.m. Worship & Centering
9:00-10:30 a.m. Presentation and Table Talk: Our Personal Journey
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Presentation and Testimonials: The Institution—Looking in the Mirror
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-4:30 p.m. Table Talk – Facilitated Dialogue
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Table Talk—Issue Theme Conversations (self-selected)
9:00 p.m. Opportunity to network and socialize

Thursday, April 6
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own at Northbrook Hilton (voucher provided)
8:00 a.m. Shuttles depart for Wespath Benefits and Investments
8:30-9:00 a.m. Worship & Centering
9:00-10:15 a.m. Issue Theme Conversation Reports & Recommendations/Insights
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:15 a.m. Table Talk Wrap-Up
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Summit Wrap-Up and Covenants
12:00 p.m. Summit Adjourns/Transportation to Airport departs


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For questions about registration, travel, hotel accommodations, please contact:
Anne Green at 1-800-269-2244, ext. 4560.

For questions about the event schedule and program, please contact:
Bonnie Marden at 1-978-846-1260 or

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