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Mi Hyeon Lee
District Superintendent
Mi Hyeon Lee

Terri Romano
Administrative Assistant
Terri Romano

(573) 441-8878
3601 Amron Court
Columbia, Missouri 65202

Pastoral Transition Resources

posted on April 16

During this time of transition, we wanted to make you aware of some resources that are available to you. 

Leaving Well Webinar Series

This four-part webinar series features discussions on all aspects of pastoral transitions as we consider what it looks like to leave a current ministry setting. Webinar topics and guests include:

Passing the Baton Move Pack

Your guidebook to all things pastoral transition. Click here to see the book.

Family Transition Videos

See the stories of real Missouri Methodist families making pastoral transitions with children of all ages. Share these videos with your family. The videos are available for streaming or download on our Vimeo channel. Click here to view the videos.


For full-time pastors with special circumstance requiring a move, there may be a one-time moving grant of up to $1,500 available. These grants will be made by the Executive Committee of the Finance and Administration Team upon application including submission of adequate documentation for the move.

Following the adoption of legislation amending Chapter 26 of the United States Code in December 2017, any reimbursement or direct payment of expenses incurred as a result of a move must be treated as taxable income for purposes of calculating both Federal Income and Self-Employment Taxes. As such, local churches reimbursing a pastor for move expenses (or paying them on the pastor’s behalf) must report such income to the pastor as part of his or her W-2. Retirees or any other non-employee clergy receiving a reimbursement of moving expenses from the Annual Conference will have such amounts reported on a 1099.

Learn more by watching this short video or Director of Finance and Administration Nate Berneking's Clergy Tax Webinar.