We are not yet at final decisions. We continue working toward a revised approach to caring for pastoral leaders, anticipating January 1, 2025, as the effective date for a redesigned plan. Our Board of Directors will meet in March 2024, and in April 2024, we will post dues rates, the redesigned Benefits Plan, and updated FAQs. We plan to gather mid council leaders in May 2024 for Board leaders to outline the new plan design, pricing structure, and implementation plan. Presbytery meetings, discernment, and engagement with congregations are expected to continue through summer 2024. Meanwhile, we have developed recommendations that would enhance income protection plans, provide choice in healthcare coverage, create parity for all employees, subsidize small churches, create transparency in pricing, provide transition for those in Pastor’s Participation, and support innovative ministries. The Reverend Dr. Frank Clark Spencer, President of the Board of Pensions, presented recommendations, including for the Medical Plan, at the Polity, Benefits, and Mission Conference.