The Board of Pensions provides a variety of benefits and services to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) churches, agencies, and affiliated employers, and serves approximately 65,000 members through the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA).
The Board of Pensions is one of six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Through the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA), we provide a broad range of benefits and services to PC(USA) churches, agencies, and mid councils, as well as affiliated employers — including educational institutions, camps and conference centers, retirement and senior housing communities, and human services organizations.
The work we do today is rooted in the Fund for Pious Uses. Presbyterians established the Fund in 1717 to care for pioneering preachers and their families, then steadily expanded care for church workers through the years. Today, the Board of Pensions serves approximately 65,000 ministers, employees, retirees, and family members through the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA).
As a nonprofit defined by faith, we are guided by the belief that we live in caring community with one another. We are committed to mutual care and wholeness. When employers partner with us to provide benefits, their ministers and employees receive access to support in key areas of well-being: spiritual, health, financial, and vocational.
Our story begins in 1717, when Presbyterians in Philadelphia established the Fund for Pious Uses to care for ministers and their families. Since then, we've grown to offer comprehensive benefits to the broader Presbyterian community.