This program provides information and financial assistance to clergy and their spouses who are seeking spiritual direction and/or coaching from professional/certified directors or coaches. It is funded through the Ministerial Education Fund which the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Minnesota Annual Conference administers.
Where to start:
Find a spiritual director or coach. There are a number of persons throughout the state that are spiritual directors or coaches. For assistance, check with the office of the Director of Ministry (612-870-0058). Complete the application form that follows and submit it along with a copy of your receipt. You can request reimbursement on a quarterly basis (every three months). You are responsible for paying the director/coach for the full amount of the bill. The annual conference will reimburse you directly. The program allows payment up to 50 percent of the cost of a session with a maximum payment of $40 per session. There is a $300 limit per individual per year or $1200 per quadrennium. There is a limit of 12 sessions per year. Each January benefits are available again.
Who is eligible?
In Summary, this program will pay as follows:
Or, if you want to mail in your receipts please mail to: Office of Appointed Leadership, Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, 122 W. Franklin Ave., #400, Minneapolis, MN 55404