The name Wespath Benefits and Investments is rooted in the values of The United Methodist Church (UMC).
Wes—recognizes and honors John Wesley, the founder of Methodism and a strong advocate for social justice.
Path—refers to our goal of providing participants and institutional clients with a path to follow in achieving retirement, well-being and investment objectives.
We’ve had several names since our inception in 1908—each describing our service role and responsibility as an administrative agency of the UMC. What has not changed is our commitment to helping participants and institutional clients achieve their objectives through products and services aligned with the principles of the UMC.
The name Wespath reflects Wesleyan theological tenets, with a focus on improving the five dimensions of well-being—physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial—and by caring for God’s creation. We are recognized internationally as a leader in responsible investing practices.
Caring for those who serve since 1908 is our tagline, capturing our mission and reflecting our long history in service to UMC clergy and lay workers and our institutional investors.