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The purpose of the Special Situations course is to help employees with NAD Church employment careers to understand the implications of employment under an alternate Church Retirement Plan, such as the Regional Conference Retirement Plan, the Plan for Canadian Employees and employment with an Adventist Hospital. Participants will understand where the various Plans coordinate and where they do not, and some of the key differences in the Plans. This course is NOT intended to educate the participant regarding those alternate Plans. That must be done by the Plans themselves. The content for this course has been developed over the past twenty years by Del Johnson, Administrator of the Plans from 1999 until his retirement at the end of 2016 along with colleagues, Raymond Jimenez, Lyn Wick, Lisa Turpen, Beth Roberts and Edwin Romero with input from the Regional and Canadian Plans.
The purpose of this course is to provide information about employment under more than one Retirement Plan in the North American Division. The course is primarily targeted at those who are within ten years of retirement, although younger employees will certainly find valuable concepts in understanding long-term financial wellness. This course is worth 0.1 CEUs.
You will understand the various Retirement Plans under which you have worked, and how their policies interact in bringing Retirement Benefits to you.
Del Johnson earned undergraduate degrees in Theology and Business Administration from Southern Adventist University and a master's in Health Administration from Loma Linda University. He spent 17 years as a missionary in Asia in treasury and healthcare. He administered denominational retirement plans covering the countries of the Far Eastern Division, and upon returning to the United States, served in the NAD Retirement Plan for 21 years. After 41 years of denominational service, Del retired to Eugene, Oregon, where he enjoys spending time with his family and three cats. He continues to be employed on a part-time basis by the NAD Retirement Plan. He and his wife Andee have two grown sons and four grandchildren.
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