Creating a Just World for All

The Pension Boards is eager to share our 3 Great Loves story – what we are doing to care for and advance the values and witness we all share and create a just world for all. 

The Pension Boards is eager to share our 3 Great Loves story – what we are doing to care for and advance the values and witness we all share and create a just world for all.

“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”


– 1 John 4:11

You may know the Pension Boards  as an Affiliated Ministry of the United Church of Christ that provides pension and health benefits to active and retired UCC clergy and lay church workers. But did you know that we also engage in a ministry of social justice in collaboration with the Church?

You may know we provide supplementation payments and emergency grants to clergy in need, regardless of whether they participate in our plans. But did you know about our commitment to strengthening UCC ministry?

  • Next Generation Leadership Development (NGLI) equips, energizes, and empowers younger UCC local church pastors to build vibrant congregations that change lives and further God’s mission in the world.
  • PBUCC CREDO, a holistic wellness benefit, offers clergy space and resources to examine significant areas of their lives and discern prayerfully the future direction of their call.
  • Ministers’ Financial Vitality Initiative (MFVI) improves financial wellness among UCC authorized ministers from historically-underrepresented groups.
You may know that the Pension Boards administers comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans. But did you know about these features?

  • Women’s health care coverage includes pre- and post-natal care and maternity benefits.
  • Dependent coverage provides well-baby and well-child preventive services.
  • Special services are covered for dependents with autism spectrum disorders.
You may know that the Pension Boards invests wisely on behalf of Annuity Plan members. But did you know that the Pension Boards also leverages those investments for good? 

  • Investments in West Bank businesses, wholly owned, operated by, and serving Palestinians, are spurring economic growth by providing capital for jobs and developing infrastructure.
  • Investments are helping provide access to health care services in remote and underserved areas in Northern Africa.
  • Working with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), we engage companies on issues of supply chain labor, improved working conditions, better wages, and regulation.
You may know that the Pension Boards is concerned about climate change and committed to working toward a low- and non-carbon-based economy. But did you know about these specific actions?

  • Thermal coal and tar and oil sands have been eliminated from our investment portfolio.
  • Through direct engagement with the banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and other pipelines, we are helping protect indigenous peoples’ lands and the environment.
  • Investments of more than $200 million in sustainable (green) bonds are being used to finance renewable energy, clean water projects, and energy efficiency projects.
Further demonstrating our commitment to responsible investment, the Pension Boards has become a signatory to the internationally-recognized United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Becoming a PRI signatory is a testament to our witness of sustainable investment –doing goodfor creation and humankind anddoing wellfor financial performance.

These actions support our church’s  3 Great Lovesinitiative and illustrate how PBUCC operates at the intersection of Faith and Finance.

We invite the Church to engage in important conversations about the ways Faith and Finance intersect in our lives and ministries. Let us hear from you about how the Pension Boards can be more collaborative, sensitive, and responsive to your needs and our shared call to bring about  A Just World for All.

Faithfully,

Pension Boards-United Church of Christ
Faith and Finance Advisory Group

Brian R. Bodager
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pension Boards-United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Geneva M. Butz
Trustee
Pension Boards-United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Martha M. Cruz
Communications and Church Relations Officer
Pension Boards-United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Barbara Kershner Daniel
Pastor
Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ
Frederick, Maryland
Trustee
Pension Boards-United Church of Christ

David A. Klassen
Chief Investment Officer
Pension Boards-United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Jonathan B. Lee
Philanthropy Officer
Pension Boards-United Church of Christ

Rev. Jim Moos, Ph.D.
Executive Minister for Global Engagement and Operations
United Church of Christ

Rev. Franz Rigert
Conference Minister
Wisconsin Conference-United Church of Christ

Josefina Wallen-Bell
Manager, Customer Service and Member Experience
Pension Boards-United Church of Christ

Rev. Richard Walters
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
and Associate General Counsel
Pension Boards-United Church of Christ