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The purpose of the Clergy Retirement Issues course, is to help Ministers with NAD Church employment careers to understand the unique issues Retired Ministers face. 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. Johnson has been offering half-day seminars in various Union and Conference territories on this subject.
The purpose of this course is to provide information about how the US Tax Code allow ministers to treat Retirement Income from the Church as eligible for the Housing Allowance Exclusion. In addition the course will discuss the implications of opting out of Social Security and Retirement Clergy Credentials . 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 special challenges and opportunities Clergy face in Retirement.
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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