Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois, PC(USA)
P.O. Box 82
Radom, Illinois 62876


Presbytery Treasurer

P.O. Box 278

Hoopeston, IL, 60942

Phone: 217-423-1396

Toll Free in Illinois: 800-456-7734

Fax: 217-423-2868

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An exciting program!

Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations

January 2020

Dear Friends,


You are invited to attend the seminar/workshop for Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations which will be held 6-8 pm at First Presbyterian Church Champaign April 14, or 6-8 pm at First Presbyterian Church Olney April 15.   Please see the link below for details of the program.

Following is the registration link:  Scroll down to Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations and click on Click here to register online.

If you have specific questions please contact me, Rev. Dr. Edward Thompson, at


The Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations program restores the financial health and wholeness of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastors so they may revitalize their congregations. This innovative financial education program combines pastor and congregational leader education with grants of up to $10,000 to qualifying pastors.


Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations brings a pastor and congregational leadership together to work toward financial sustainability by providing financial education and consultations to both the pastor and congregational leaders.

The success of Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations rests on covenants among the pastor, the congregation, and the Board of Pensions. Each party promises to take specific actions that, together, will help build a brighter financial future.

The pastors, along with the members of session or the personnel committee or any other congregational leaders, commit to a two-hour, in-person training session with their Board of Pensions Church Consultant. The session discusses the financial realities that face pastors today and explains A Theology of Benefits, the scriptural basis for the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).


This training teaches congregational leaders to care for their pastoral leadership and helps them better understand the challenges of those called to congregational ministry.


Please complete the Covenant form bring it with you to the seminar or submit in advance to


Rev. Dr. Edward J. Thompson

Senior Church Consultant & Director of Inter-Agency Relations

The Board of Pensions – PC(USA)

215 587 7045

A couple VERY important registration details:  

  • Multiple members of session and/or other congregational leaders are required to participate in the training.

  • We need the names of ALL attendees on the registration form, and their dinner preference (regular, vegetarian or gluten-free)

Current Year Facts and Figures

Per Capita for 2020 is staying at $42 per active member.

Presbytery minimum salary for a full-time pastor is $44,000 and the recommended COLA is 1.6%.

CLICK HERE to download and read Current Year Facts and Figures

Confirmation Camp at Camp Carew

March 27-29

Session Records Review

All Session Records must be read prior to the November 19, 2020 Presbytery meeting. The events are held in regional locations, but you may attend one in. another region if that date is better for you.

Clerk of Session Training

The Clerk of Session Trainings have been scheduled. All dates and times are Sundays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

February 23

First Presbyterian Church in Arcola (305 E. Jefferson)