Foundation supports retired clergy, loved ones

The Foundation supports retired clergy and their spouses with an annual distribution from The Superannuate Endowment Fund.

This fund was created to provide supplemental retirement income to WNC Conference retirees and loved ones. This year’s distribution will be made via direct deposit on Good Friday, April 15, 2022.

Here is what you should know:

In the 1600s, the word “superannuated” was generally understood to mean “Disqualified or incapacitated by age;” or “antiquated; made out of date or obsolete.” In this case, we prefer to focus on the prefix “super,” which means “over and above,” “extra,” or “surpassing all or most others of its kind.”

“Since the Foundation’s mission is to build the Church for generations to come, it is fitting to give thanks for those who helped us to fulfill this mission,” said CEO David Snipes. “It is an honor and privilege for us to share a small token of appreciation to those who have contributed to our success through the Superannuate Fund.”

For some, the distribution comes as a pleasant surprise.

“Quite frankly, I did not realize there was a fund like this,” one retired clergy person wrote to us. “What a blessing and means of grace!”

If you have any questions, please contact Senior Accountant Donna Johnson at 704-817-3990, Ext. 1505 or


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