Board of Pensions teams up with seminary to offer African American CREDO

May 03, 2019

Each year, the Board of Pensions offers a unique Presbyterian CREDO conference. This year, the Board has partnered with Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary to offer a CREDO conference to African American ministers called to serve in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Board of Pensions, in partnership with Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, is offering a CREDO conference for African American clergy. The conference, October 22-28 at Roslyn Retreat Center, in Richmond, Virginia, reflects the Board’s commitment to expanding the reach of CREDO.

“This conference is an important step in recognizing cultural and language differences that we, as a Church, need to be responsive to,” said the Reverend Dr. José Irizarry, the Board’s Vice President of Education.

African American colleagues from around the country will gather in a space of mutual learning, support, and engagement. “It is an opportunity for African American ministers serving in congregational ministries to address the more challenging realities of being African American in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),” said the Reverend Paul Timothy Roberts Sr., Johnson C. Smith’s President.

As with all CREDO conferences, participants will have the opportunity to identify in themselves those areas of spirituality, vocation, finances, and health that need attention — and to receive one-on-one guidance from expert faculty. You’ll come away from the conference renewed and restored, and with practices that will help you become more whole.

To participate, you must be in Pastor’s Participation in the Benefits Plan, among other requirements. Travel, room, and board are covered, and registration closes May 24.

For information about how to register, contact the CREDO office at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN), ext. 7400, or