QuikLINK – June 28, 2024

Alive in Christ together we embody the beloved community of disciple-making congregations

Friday, June 28, 2024

The Annual Conference has hired a Leadership Development Coordinator for this newly created position. The Coordinator of Leadership Development is responsible for coordinating leadership development of clergy and laity across the Annual Conference while supporting the ministry areas of YPMC, Campus Ministry, Lay Servant Ministry, and Grow- Equip ministry.

We are excited to introduce Alyson McCabe as the new Leadership Development Coordinator.  With  over 8 years of experience in the Banking industry, Alyson began her journey as a Universal  Banker, where she was able to develop her skills in customer service and financial  operations.  For the past 4 ½ years, she has  served as a Training & Development  Specialist and Coordinator at CNB Bank, dedicated to ensuring comprehensive training and career development to their employees.  Her role involved equipping their  team with the necessary skills to excel in their roles and deliver exceptional service.

Alyson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Outside  of work, she married to TJ, a Pastor in the Altoona area, and they are blessed with two wonderful  children: JP (6), and Becca (4).

We look forward to Alyson working with the Annual Conference.

This year is off to a great start. Claims are down and our health insurance premiums seem to be leveling off. Rates for next year will increase by about 7%, which is generally the industry average.

The Board of Pensions has worked diligently to balance costs and equally distribute the increase between clergy and churches. Therefore, the2025 composite health insurance rate will be $19,458 (up 5.9% from $18,360 in2024). Pastor’s contributions increased approximately 7.5% and may be found on our website at www.susumc.org/health-pension-benefits/ under the 2025 Health Insurance tab.

For questions, please contact the Conference Benefits Administrator, Chris Sims at benefitsadmin@susumc.org.


For the weeks of June 30 – July 6 and July 7 – 13

Please pray for All Congregations and Pastors going through a time of transition