A Statement on the Tragedy at The Covenant School. Read here. 

A Statement on the Tragedy at The Covenant School. Read here.

Care for Widows and Pastors in Need

Care for Widows and Pastors in Need

“God is using the Relief Fund to sustain my family and me so we can continue to live out the calling God has placed in our lives.”

— Mike Fennema, PCA pastor and Relief recipient

Rev. Mike Fennema, PCA Pastor

Watch Mike’s story (video on the left)

In late 2020, just days after Thanksgiving, PCA pastor Mike Fennema went on a mountain bike ride with his children—one of their favorite activities. In a tragic accident, he flew over his handlebars and crashed onto his helmet. Suddenly, his whole world changed. He suffered a spinal cord injury, severely limiting his movement. Though he has regained some mobility, he and his family are adjusting to a life they never expected.

Mike’s injuries affected so much of the family’s life. Their finances were stretched to the max, as they lost Mike’s income and added a host of additional expenses. Their home needed modifications to accommodate Mike’s wheelchair.

Amidst these changes, the church stayed constant. A crew built a ramp while Mike was in rehab. Friends and family surrounded them. The Relief Fund stepped in with financial assistance to help fill the gap between their income and need. All over the country, the Relief Fund is helping ministry families like the Fennemas: the need is great, but the church can meet it.

Looking after those who looked after us

Too many ministry families experience financial need for which they are unprepared, and an increasing number of retired pastors and widows live near the poverty line. Pastors and ministry workers faithfully serve and care for Christ’s church. It’s our turn to serve them.

Your donation meets practical needs today


Your gift helps provide for basic needs like groceries. $85 provides a week’s worth of healthy food and produce to those in need.


Housing Expenses

We have a growing number of PCA widows and retired pastors living near the poverty line. Help pay for utilities and more with a gift of $135 a month.


Medical Bills

Become a yearly partner with a gift of $1000. Provide relief by covering the expense of a year’s worth of medical bills for a PCA widow or minister in need.


Care for PCA Pastors and widows through every season of ministry.

Here’s how you can contribute.


Mail your check (made payable to PCA Ministerial Relief) to our Donation Processing Center

PCA Ministerial Relief
PO Box 896761
Charlotte, NC 28289


Give Online Here.

Give Stock/Securites through a Donor Advised Fund:

Download Instructions Here

Your gift is a partnership providing financial assistance and support to retired pastors, widows, and PCA ministry staff in need. Gifts to the Ministerial Relief Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. PCA Retirement & Benefits, Inc. (RBI) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax Identification # (EIN) 74-3069926. In 2022 we changed our name to Geneva Benefits Group but continue to use our existing EIN.

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after…”

James 1:27