All retired and soon-to-be retired clergy members of the United Methodist Church in Missouri: You’re invited to attend “Retirement is Not a Destination – It’s a Journey!” hosted by your Missouri United Methodist Foundation and the Clergy and Church Financial Ministry.

Retirement is Not a Destination – It’s a Journey! is for already retired clergy and recommended for clergy within 5 years of retirement. We also recommend all clergy attendees bring their spouses. 

This workshop will be held September 9-10, 2019 at the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch. This event will provide an opportunity to network with other clergy, get answers to your benefit questions and learn about the many benefit issues that affect your life and ministry. 

Event Information
Retirement is Not a Destination – It’s a Journey! begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 9th. The event concludes on Tuesday, September 10th at 3:30 p.m.

Details and Event Registration
Register Here!
The registration fee is $35.00 ($50.00 with spouse). The fee includes:

Lunch and Dinner on Monday
Breakfast and lunch on Tuesday
Refreshment breaks
Workshop materials

Hotel Information

The Foundation has negotiated a special room rate of $139.00 plus tax per night at the host hotel. Mention the group code (CBA) to get the discounted rate.

Make your hotel reservation!

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch
2 S 4th Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: (314) 231-3003
Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch Website

The room rate is available until Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Note: Making the hotel reservation and paying for hotel accommodations are the responsibilities of the attendee. Please tell the hotel you are attending the Missouri United Methodist Foundation Retirement Workshop to obtain the negotiated rate.

Workshop Schedule and Session Descriptions

Full Schedule

Reverend Dr. Clayton Smith
Six spiritual lessons for the Second Half of Life, based on his book At the Crossroads: Leadership Lessons for the Second Half of Life

Bob McAfee, EY
Achieving Financial Wellness

Peter Hang, Wespath
Estate planning basics and understanding Social Security

David Atkins, MUMF President
Charitable Giving and Estate Planning

Chris Bouchard, MUMF/C2FM
Clergy housing: Options and opportunities

University of Missouri Extension

Good Eats! A Guide for Health and Nutrition

Optional Sessions:
Navigating the Wespath website, using the Wespath calculators
Personal Consults with a Financial Coach – Schedule appointments

Questions
Do you have questions about registration, travel or hotel accommodations?
Call: Lauran Janssen at 800-332-8238

Do you have questions about the class schedule?
Call: Chris Bouchard at 573-268-4440