Lay Employee Pension Plan

As part of The Episcopal Church, we provide a pension plan for any lay employee, who is 18 years or older and working 1,000 hours per year. The pension plan incorporates a death benefit and upon reaching the normal retirement date of age 65 provides benefits in the form of a monthly annuity of 1% of final monthly compensation for each year of service. The Lay Pension Plan can be either a Defined Benefit or Defined Contribution Plan (similar to an IRA). Up to 9% of the employee’s salary will be contributed at no cost to the staff member (depending on selections by the employee).

Details are available in the Finance Office of the Diocese and through Church Pension Group.