Working the Land

Life, Passion, and Mission: Pension Boards’ Staff
This brief article series shares the personal lives, interests, and sense of mission of Pension Boards’ staff. Read about the interests of the Rev. Jonathan Lee, Director of Church Relations and Operations.


I am responsible for being present to all levels of the church to promote and interpret the Pension Boards’ mission, and to receive feedback that I use to help the organization enhance its service to our members.

Outside of the Pension Boards, I spend time working the land at my family’s home in Vermont—clearing, mowing, planting, harvesting.

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Dipping Your Toe Back into Ministry

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 Rev. Bruce G. Epperly, PhD

In their “retirement” years, many pastors return to congregational ministries as interim ministers, supply preachers, pastoral caregivers, or bridge or sabbatical replacements. Some do so for financial reasons: to supplement their pensions and Social Security or to have extra money for travel or home improvement. Others return to ministerial settings because they simply enjoy doing ministry or, in the case of some short-term or interim or bridge positions, to spend several months in a place of beauty or excitement.

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Caroline Corrigan O’Hare – Newly Appointed Head of Marketing & Sales, Joins The Pension Boards, UCC, Inc.

June 30, 2023

Caroline Corrigan O'Hare HeadshotCaroline Corrigan O’Hare, a marketing executive with two decades of experience, has been named Head of Marketing and Sales for the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC), effective June 30, 2023.

Reporting to the EVP & Chief Administrative Officer, Corrigan O’Hare will serve as a brand ambassador for the Pension Boards. In this newly-created role, she will be responsible for building and leading a marketing and sales team to build awareness of the Pension Boards products, programs, and services and drive growth among both current and potential customers.

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Keeping the Little Grey Cells Active

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 Rev. Bruce G. Epperly, PhD

One of the iconic scenes regularly enacted in the novel and televised versions of Agatha Christie’s “Hercule Poirot” involves Poirot pointing to his head and saying: “It is the brain, the little grey cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within—not without.” Elsewhere, the detective notes that “in the little grey cells of the brain lie the solution to every mystery.”

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The Pension Boards–UCC, Inc. adds Sustainable Climate Policy to Investment Policy Statement

New York (June 26, 2023) Brian R. Bodager, President and CEO of the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) has announced the addition of a new Sustainable Climate Policy to the PBUCC’s Investment Policy Statement. This announcement comes on the 10th anniversary of the passage of the United Church of Christ’s 2013 General Synod resolution urging divestment from fossil fuel companies in the effort to address climate change.

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