Listed below are the activities and events at Annual Conference sponsored by the Wellness Committee of the Conference Board of Pensions. I invite you to participate in the above activities as you are led and are able. Please take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and relationally in the midst of our ministry celebration called Annual Conference.

Kae Tritle, RN — Wellness Coordinator

Wellness Screening

Open to all clergy and spouses. This includes all local pastors, part-time pastors, commissioned, probationary, extension and retired clergy, elders, deacons, and ministry candidates even if you aren’t on the conference insurance.

Saturday (6/8) 6 am-8:30 am and Monday (6/10) 6:00 am- 8:00 am in the lower level of HyVee Hall.

Included is a blood-pressure measurement, a self-serve weight measurement, and the following lab tests: glucose, cholesterol (LDL, HDL, & triglycerides), calcium, thyroid, BUN (blood urea nitrogen), and creatinine. Men also have blood drawn for a prostate serum antigen. In order for the cholesterol levels to be accurate, you should not eat or drink food or beverages 10-12 hours before your testing time. Take your normal morning medications with water.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Please register by May 28.

Registration forms can be mailed to Kae Tritle 63 Ashford Place Iowa City, IA 52245, or emailed to

Mammogram screening

Open to all female clergy & spouses on Monday, June 10, 8 am-4 pm. You must have an appointment. Call Iowa Radiology at 515-226-9810.

American Cancer Society guidelines apply; over 40 years old, no lumps or problems, and your last one was before January 1, 2019. You will need your insurance information and co-pays may apply. Deadline to call Iowa Radiology is May 20th.

Location: Stoddard Cancer Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

Bishop’s Fitness Walk

Benefiting: Community Mental Health Partnerships with NAMI

Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 6:00 am to 8:00 am
$15 Registration fee and/or pledges
Make checks out to Iowa Annual Conference with FITWALK in the memo line.
Location: Principal Riverwalk
Center St. & 2nd Ave Pedestrian Bridge (1 block east of HyVee Hall 3rd Ave. entrance)
Questions? Kae Tritle

Pedometer Walking Program

Increase your daily physical activity by walking. Clergy and spouses enrolled in the General Board of Pensions can sign up for the Virgin HealthMiles “go-zone” pedometer.

Board of Pensions and Conference Benefits Office Informational displays

Located in the lobby across from the Treasurer’s area in HyVee Hall. Information is available regarding Self-Care Strategies, walking, and other benefits included with your health insurance. Open Saturday through Monday to all Annual Conference members.