Pass-the-Mantle: Honor Retiring Clergy - Invest in Future Leaders


The WNC Board of Ordained Ministry is inviting you to help celebrate the years of faithful service of WNCC Retiring Clergy by making a gift to a new initiative called Pass-the-Mantle, which will provide scholarships for WNCC seminary students.

As you know, the expense of seminary education continues to increase. Many of our students graduate with significant student debt. Our hope is that Pass-the-Mantle decreases this burden as clergy start their appointed ministry journey. This is an opportunity to honor a retiring clergy and invest in the future of leadership in Western North Carolina.

Pass-the-Mantle is a partnership of the Western North Carolina Conference and the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina. Each year, some funds will be immediately dispersed as scholarship awards that year, and others will be invested for long-term growth so they might multiply and benefit future generations of clergy.

The gift (but not the amount) will be acknowledged to the honoree. Click here to see a list of all 2022 Retirees.

You can donate online using the link below or send a check payable to the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, with the pastor’s name in the memo line and mail it to: Pass-the-Mantle, 13816 Professional Center Dr, Suite 100, Huntersville, NC 28078.