Soft Landings in Retirement—A New Pension Boards Initiative for UCC Clergy Women

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The process of retirement can be a journey into the unknown. Female clergy have their own lens and experiences of this journey, but who is talking about it and helping to equip clergy women through this life stage?

The good news is that the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, is launching a new initiative called Soft Landings in Retirement, a program focused on easing and optimizing the transition of female clergy as they retire. The United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance (UCBMA) is providing financial and administrative support as part of its commitment to care for those who serve the church in every phase of their pastoral career.

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Pension Boards Named Among Top Workplaces in New York City for 2023


The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. has been named a Top Workplace among New York City Top Workplaces for 2023. Top Workplaces is the nation’s leading employer recognition program, and the award is based solely on feedback offered by current employees. Only 41 companies were named to the 2023 list of Top Workplaces in New York City.

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Your Perfect Day

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 Rev. Bruce G. Epperly, PhD

For many years, I assigned Tuesdays with Morrie as a text in my first-year Theology class during my days as Protestant Chaplain for Georgetown University. At the beginning of their journeys, I wanted my students to reflect on the meaning of life, as taught by an aging professor, dying of ALS.

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