Moving Clergy

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Clergy Relocation

There are a lot of details that go into moving clergy to a new appointment. Our goal is to make the moving part of the transition as smooth as possible.

Beginning January 1, 2023, all moves within the state of Indiana for eligible persons will be paid in full up to 15,000 pounds. All moves within the state over 15,000 pounds will be paid at a maximum of $3,500. All overage costs will be billed directly to the moving clergy by the mover.

In accordance with IRS regulations, all moves paid for by the Conference will receive a 1099 at the end of the year.

Procedures and Documents

Moving out of or into a parsonage has special considerations for scheduling. Move dates are determined in consultation with the Move Coordinator, Robin Brown, robin.brown@inumc.org or 317-452-4788. The pastor may proceed with the estimate process after the Move Coordinator has been contacted.

Read the Moving Policy to see the details of moving within Indiana. Self-moves and retirees moving out of state will be paid at a maximum of $3,500.

The moving clergy must submit the Minister’s Moving Report Form, indicate the mover they choose, and provide 2 binding or guaranteed-not-to-exceed estimates from a licensed and insured mover. All movers must supply weigh tickets with the invoice.

Get Connected

Interested in moving?

Are you curious to learn more about all that goes into a clergy move?

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Moving Report

Ready to submit your Moving Report?

Questions?

Not sure which mover to use?

Resources

TitleMinistry CategoryResource Typehf:tax:resource_types
2024 Move MemoAdmin & Financial ServicesSystems & Structuressystems-structures
2024 Recommended Movers ListAdmin & Financial Services, Clergy ResourcesSystems & Structuressystems-structures
2024 Retiree Move InfoAdmin & Financial Services, Clergy ResourcesSystems & Structuressystems-structures
Clergy Relocation FAQsAdmin & Financial ServicesSystems & Structuressystems-structures
Indiana Conference Moving Procedures SummaryAdmin & Financial ServicesSystems & Structuressystems-structures
Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church Minister’s Moving Report FormAdmin & Financial Services, Clergy ResourcesSystems & Structuressystems-structures
Moving Policies 2024Admin & Financial Services, Clergy ResourcesSystems & Structuressystems-structures
Moving Policy/PracticesAdmin & Financial Services, Clergy ResourcesSystems & Structuressystems-structures
Moving Report Form 2024Admin & Financial Services, Clergy Resources
Moving Tips For New AppointmentsWebinars & Educational Videoswebinars-educational-videos

Contact

Robin Brown

Move Coordinator

The Conference offices will be closed in celebration of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 28.