About US

Pensions & Benefits USA

With the motto "Serving Those Who Serve," the Pensions and Benefits USA (P&B) team is committed to assisting U.S. Nazarene districts, local churches, and active and retired ministers and lay persons by offering retirement and insurance benefits, as well as tax and compensation educational resources. We administer the only denominationally-approved retirement plans for employees of Nazarene churches and institutions in the U.S. These plans provide significant tax advantages prior to and during retirement.


P&B serves the Church of the Nazarene by providing and educating ministers about uniquely designed benefit plans and related services, assisting constituents through significant life transitions, and conveying the importance of support for the P&B Fund.

Ministry Partner

Learn more about the services we provide for ministers in this brief video.


Those covered by the benefit plans we administer are called participants and are those who currently serve or have served the Church of the Nazarene in a local, general church, or district church setting. U.S. educators are also considered participants. Specifically, participants include all U.S. ordained/licensed/commissioned ministers, evangelists, district superintendents, missionaries, chaplains, directors of Christian Education, directors of music, business managers, and church-employed lay people.


P&B is served by a small group of dedicated professionals, both clergy and lay. Together, they have more than 200 years of experience. They are dedicated to serving, educating, and informing our participants.

Serving you are…

Administrative Staff
Kevin P. Gilmore, Executive Director
Roger Creeden, Director of Operations
Ron Bell, Technology Supervisor
Mark Graham, Communication Resources Manager
Keith Hindman, Compliance and Benefits Manager
Lavonne Rieck, Office Manager

Support Staff
Emily Bartlett, Administrative Assistant
Ken Paynter, Software Developer/Programmer
Michael Thomasson, Technology Specialist

Benefits Services Staff
Dalton Hayse, Benefits Technician
Charma Mathias, Benefits Technician
Janet Morgan, Sr. Benefits Technician
Anastasiia Warriner, Benefits Technician
Randy Wilkinson, Sr. Benefits Technician