The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry Visits CPG
Earlier this year, Church Pension Group (CPG) employees had the honor of meeting The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, for a series of face-to-face and virtual discussions.
Bishop Curry shared personal stories about his ministry and life's calling, including his formative years in the South, where he was inspired by the examples of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and his own father, who had also spent his life in ministry as an Episcopal priest. He talked about the three pillars of The Jesus Movement — evangelism, racial reconciliation, and stewardship of creation—and remarked on CPG’s support. Bishop Curry thanked CPG employees for their service and praised them for their professionalism, competence, and dedication. He thanked employees for fulfilling CPG’s mission, which has created a platform for evangelism by helping clergy and lay employees achieve the highest possible level of financial security in retirement so they can be free to pursue their callings and spread the Gospel.
Elaborating on the support CPG provides to clergy, lay employees, and their families, Bishop Curry reflected on his interactions with a particular widow who praised the pastoral care she had received as a beneficiary of The Church Pension Fund Clergy Pension Plan. The widow shared that CPG made her feel like she was not going through the experience of losing her spouse alone. Bishop Curry also reflected on a memory from his days as a diocesan bishop in North Carolina when his congregation was impacted by a hurricane. He remembered being grateful for the quick response of The Church Insurance Companies when they provided needed relief to the affected parishes so they could reopen as quickly as possible.
It was an honor to welcome Bishop Curry to CPG and to learn more about The Jesus Movement and his work throughout the Church. We are already looking forward to his return in December, when he will be the celebrant and preacher for our Centennial Eucharist at the Church of the Incarnation in New York City.