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

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


In ministry, taking care of the details is good stewardship. Whether
you lead the business operations of a large church/ministry or
volunteer as treasurer at a small church, we walk with you to make
sure your pastor and staff are well cared for – through every detail.
Geneva’s team of benefit advisors and retirement planners are
ready to serve you and your ministry staff.

How we can help:

Financial Health

  • Church-based retirement plan with special benefits for ministers and lay-staff
  • Advice on navigating + structuring pastoral compensation (call packages)
  • Free group or individual consultations about personal and church finances
  • Retirement planning for your staff from team of certified planners

Physical Health

  • Group insurance options that reduce taxes for employees
  • HR support for volunteer treasurers and church administrators
  • Financial assistance with health insurance for pastors in between calls
  • Emergency relief for pastors and staff when the unexpected happens

Emotional Health

  • Christian counseling and support for staff and families
  • Subsidized counseling for pastors’ wives
  • Pastoral transition support (in between calls)
  • Other wellbeing resources for staff

Your free guide for developing pastoral call packages

A call package is a minister’s compensation package. The PCA Call Package Guidelines provide ministers, churches, Sessions, and Presbyteries with best practice guidance regarding the content and structure of ministerial call packages for ordained clergy. Download this free resource to guide you in developing a call package that serves ministers and their families well.


How do we add insurance benefits?

You can add insurance benefits for your church/ministry staff by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Visit our My Benefits page to download and complete two forms:

A) Group Insurance Adoption Agreement (IAA). This allows you to select which insurance products your organization will offer full-time employees.

B) Benefit Plan Enrollment Form. This provides us with the information needed to set up an account in SmartBen (our on-line benefits administrator).

Step 2: Request a secure email link by emailing us at enrollment@genevabenefits.org.

Step 3: Submit forms through secure link.

How do we add a new hire for benefits?

New hires should complete and submit an Enrollment form, found on our My Benefits page, and enroll for new insurance benefits within the first 30 days of hire.

When are benefits effective?

Benefits are effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Please do not send contributions before this date.

Are we invoiced for coverage a month in advance?

The monthly invoice from Geneva reflects the premiums for the current month’s coverage.  Please submit the Total Amount Due each month by the Due Date listed on the invoice.

How do I communicate employee status changes to Geneva?

Please copy the current month’s invoice which lists the employee and his/her coverage.  On the copied sheet, make a note by that employee’s name with the change of employment and the last day worked, if applicable. Fax (678.825.1261) or email the page to Geneva for processing at benefits@genevabenefits.org. Changes and any needed adjustments will be reflected on the next month’s invoice (credits or retro billings).

Do I have to be ordained to enroll for Geneva benefits?

No, ordination is not a requirement for enrollment in Geneva benefits. Employees who work 30 or more hours per week are considered full-time and eligible for Geneva group benefits (both retirement & insurance).

Reach out for a consultation


Director of Retirement Readiness, Rev. Don Aldin (CRPC®)


Director of Benefit Services, Mark Melendez (CRPC®)


Sr. Financial Planning Advisors, Rev. Dave Anderegg (CFP®)


VP of People & Culture, Rev. Jon Medlock

Helpful Resources

2023 Tax Guides

Tax time is upon us! Each year brings revised contribution limits and changing tax laws. To make things easier for you, we provide ECFA’s Tax Guide for Ministry Staff as well as a Tax Guide for Pastors.

How Churches Can Navigate Health Care Benefits

While many ministries would love to be able to provide full family coverage to their employees, the cost of medical insurance is increasingly expensive. Here are some options churches may consider:

2023 Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for Ministry Workers

With high inflation rates and increased expenses, learn more about Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for your ministry staff.