When the ECC was granted independence from the US Episcopal Church, pensions for the clergy were no longer available
The ECC currently has 23 clergy. Their average salary is $55 US per month. They dedicate their entire lives to ministry, and then have no security upon retirement.
We are working with the Episcopal Church of the US to reinstate pensions for the clergy and the Bishop.
In order for this to become a reality, we need to raise between $750,000 to $1,000,000 to fund a a pension endowment for all clergy - not just those in ministry today - but the new clergy that are needed to fulfill the needs of the Diocese.