Methodists/Retirement age for Pastors


Connie Lorentzen wrote at 2014-04-18 23:57:14
According to paragraph 358.1 of the 2008-2012 Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church on Mandatory Retirement: "Every clergy member of an annual conference who will have attained age seventy-two on or before July 1 in the year in which the conference is held shall automatically be retired." All of Paragraph 358 has to do with various aspects of retirement. You might find it helpful to read the section in full.  


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Delton Krueger


United Methodist Pastor, District Superintendent, Conference Executive for over sixty years. Book of Discipline and General Conference experience. Also provider of information regarding the sacred days of the great world religions. Experience in working with many world religions and in business at Mall of America.


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Over fifty years of experience in the field of religion with a primary focus on Christianity and including experience with people of world religions.

Mall Area Religious Council
United Methodist Church as ordained clergyperson
Bloomington Community Foundation

Portable Guide to World Religions 2007

Hamline University, St. Paul, MN Drew University School of Theology, Madison NJ

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