May 22, 2019

Council Week

By Curtis Farmer, Alliance Benefits

This weekend, like most Americans, you will hopefully be enjoying your 3-day weekend and, very rightfully, remembering and honoring those who gave their lives for our country as part of your Memorial Day celebrations. While we will most certainly be joining you in that, many of your Alliance Benefits team members will also be preparing for a week of connecting, celebrating, and building for the future as we gather with our fellow Alliance family members at General Council 2019 in Orlando, Florida!

Kicking off on Tuesday evening, May 28th, you can visit us at booth #302 in the convention center of the Orlando World Center Marriott. We will be joined by representatives from Strategic Financial Partners, our 403(b) plan Investment Advisors, and Empower, the retirement plan’s third-party administrator. Our team will be there all week to answer all of your questions related to the Alliance health and retirement benefit plans and we will have some fun giveaways as well! We hope you will come see us!

In closing, my prayer is that you will find this week to be both personally rewarding and spiritually enriching. Please hear these words from our President, John Stumbo. “The 2019 Council theme is ‘Beyond.’ I sense the Spirit’s prompting to challenge us to move beyond our current limitations and, more importantly, beyond whatever may be holding us back in our relationship with Jesus. I’m eager to explore together where God is taking us next. Please pray with me that the Holy Spirit’s presence will welcome us as we gather to seek His renewing work within, among, and through us.”


Curtis joined as Director for Alliance Benefits in September of 2017. He is responsible for the overall administration and direction of all aspects of Alliance Benefits, including the health and retirement plans for Alliance workers in the United States and internationally. His desire is to serve our districts and churches in helping to care for our pastors and staff.

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