The Missouri UM Foundation is conducting a financial well-being survey of United Methodist pastors. This anonymous survey will assist in identifying economic challenges facing our pastoral leaders and their families. This information will be used to develop programs and resources to address these challenges. That is why we are asking you to please TAKE THE SURVEY!

The survey is intended ONLY for United Methodist pastors who are currently serving a UM church in Missouri. We estimate you will be able to complete the survey within about 15 minutes.  

To express our thanks for your time and effort you will receive a $5.00 Starbucks gift certificate for taking the survey. The survey will be open until June 14, 2015.

This survey is administered by researchers at the University of Missouri. If you have questions about the research process, please contact Dr. Joan Hermsen,, or (573) 884-1420.

Your participation will help:

  • •  Assess the impact debt has on personal satisfaction and professional effectiveness.
  • •  Identify the most common financial stressors that pastoral leaders encounter personally and professionally.
  • •  Assess existing financial practices and behaviors.
  • •  Identify needs for financial education, knowledge, and skill development.
  • •  Identify preferred format(s) for financial education delivery.
  • •  Identify the most strategic uses for direct financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, or emergency assistance.

Thank you for your time and interest. Your participation in this project will make a positive difference for United Methodist ministry in Missouri.