Clergy Financial Wellness Workshop
Tuesday, March 5 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Ministers’ financial lives are complicated: Our salaries are modest; our churches may be struggling, and we know we need to save for the future. In fact, we know if we don’t set the priority in our lives to address our financial future, circumstances and people will. Setting priorities begins by focusing on God and being more generous and bold with the gifts that God has entrusted to us. Join Pension Fund as we examine ways in which we can partner with you and your church, helping you grow, flourish and thrive.
About the presenters:
Rev. Daniel B. Gulden, Pension Fund’s Vice President of Client Relations, holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of West Georgia and a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Prior to entering ministry, he was a successful Sales Executive at CareerBuilder.com. He has served as Senior Minister at congregations in Georgia and Indiana.
Rev. Gulden is a seasoned workshop leader and keynote speaker, serving the church through the Administrative Committee, the General Minister and President Search Committee, the Georgia Regional Minister Search Committee, the General Board, and the Council on Christian Unity Board. In addition, he has been a part of numerous international mission trips and is an alumnus of the Bethany Fellows.
Rev. Aaron Smith, Pension Fund Area Director, holds a B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington and is a graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School and Disciples Divinity House. He recently completed a Certificate in Public Management from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He was ordained in the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in November 2015. After accepting a call to ministry, he served as Director of Evangelism at Light of the World Christian Church.
Rev. Smith has served with Pension Fund for six years and currently serves the ministries within Kansas City, Kansas, Nebraska, and West Virginia. As an Area Director, he enjoys educating current and prospective members about retirement and savings benefits that will sustain them and their families. He now resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he and his wonderful wife, Kiah, were married at First Christian Church in Decatur, GA. He and his wife are members of Ray of Hope Christian Church.
Dee Long, Pension Fund Area Director, holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Memphis in TN and is a graduate of Rutledge College in Raleigh, NC. She is an Elder of the National Convocation and the immediate past president of the Ministers’ Wives and Husbands Fellowship of the National Convocation. Prior to working with Pension Fund, she served as a Congregational Services Consultant for eleven years with Church Extension.
Dee has served on numerous boards throughout the church and developed broad church connections including Southeast Regions; Church of Christ-Disciples of Christ; affiliated fellowships of the National Convocation and the network of Disciples Women. She is an accomplished workshop leader, keynote speaker and gifted singer. She now resides in Indianapolis, IN, with the love of her life, Sotello, who serves as the President of Disciples Home Missions.