Board University webinars, presented live, are available at no cost to members and employers who participate in the Benefits Plan.

Engage with Board of Pensions educators from the comfort of your office, home, or favorite coffee shop to learn about topics important to your well-being through Board University. Our live webinars cover a topic in one of four areas of wholeness — spiritual, health, financial, or vocational well-being.

Board University webinars are for pastors, church workers, and employees of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated employers who participate in the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA) — at no cost to you.

Webinars last one hour and require a computer, internet access, and computer speakers or a telephone. Webinar attendees are awarded 50 Call to Health points.

Understanding and Using Your Benefits: Retirement and Assistance (presented in Korean)

Thursday, September 8, 2-3:15 p.m. ET
Suggested audience: All active and retired plan members, spouses, and surviving spouses

Do you have a good understanding of your current benefits plan? For instance, are you aware of the various grants available through the Assistance Program? Do you have any questions about your retirement benefits? Join Luke Choi, Board of Pensions Church Consultant, and Dong Jo “DJ” Lee, Board of Pensions Senior Service Specialist, as they discuss and explain your retirement benefits and the grants available to you through the Assistance Program.

This webinar will present information on the following topics:

  • the Defined Benefit Pension Plan and how it works
  • the value of the Retirement Savings Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • tax benefits of the pension plan and Retirement Savings Plan
  • Assistance Program grants available to all eligible active members, retirees, and ministers in active service

This webinar is part one of a three-part series; part two, to be conducted in 2023, will address the Medical Plan among other benefits.

About the speakers

Luke Choi
The Reverend Luke Choi serves as Church Consultant for the Board of Pensions. In this role, he serves Michigan, Ohio (except Cincinnati and Upper Ohio Valley), Western New York, and churches in Korean-language presbyteries. Prior to join the Board, he devoted two decades to parish ministry and over four years as the Office of the General Assembly’s Manager for Korean-speaking Councils Support and Assistant Stated Clerk of the General Assembly. Luke received a Bachelor of Science from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.

Dong Jo “DJ” Lee
D.J. Lee, Senior Service Specialist at the Board of Pensions, serves Korean employers and members. He earned a Master of Business Administration at Eastern University and a master’s degree in Risk Management & Insurance and Finance at Temple University. D.J. has served in various roles at the Board of Pensions over 21 years and received several awards and recognitions, including the Board’s highest employee honor, the Ernesto Badillo Award for Hospitality through Service, in 2016.

Upcoming webinars

  • Navigating Eldercare: A Compass for Caregivers, ​October 13
  • Teaching Financial Literacy, ​November 10

Webinar recordings

The following webinar recordings are available as standalone courses in Board University's e-learning content library, which you can access by logging into Benefits Connect. Upcoming webinars to be held live this year will later be available as recordings.

  • Taking Charge of Your Healthcare
  • Tax Tips: 2022 Tax Update and Federal Tax Return
  • Healthy Bodies: Thinking Beyond our Weight Series
  • Financial Preparation for Aging Parents
  • Relationships & Money
  • Estate Planning for Ministers
  • Building Financial Resiliency in the Black Community
  • 웨비나: 은퇴 계획 (Planning for Retirement)
  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • Being Your Own Healthcare Advocate
  • College Planning: Birth to Graduation
  • Having the Talk with Your Parents