The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Pension plan balances clergy, congregational needs

Advocacy and health and wellness remain key in future too

Affordability, personalized service, advocacy for members, the promotion of health and wellness, and development of financial products and services were key components of the 2003-2005 strategic plan approved by the ELCA Board of Pensions trustees at their Nov. 1-3 meeting in Chicago.

John G. Kapanke, board president, said creating such a plan was a challenge since the board must balance what's good for congregations, what's good for clergy and other plan members, what's good for the church as a whole, what's fiscally sound and what's possible in today's health-care and pension climates.

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