Serving Those Who Serve Us.

For over 150 years, the Preachers’ Aid Society and Benefit Fund has provided clergy, their spouses, and any dependent children with tangible and emotional support through counseling, consultation and fellowship. Our community members enjoy quality of life as we help them continue to inspire others whether active clergy or retired. Our quality assistance programs meet their comprehensive needs from eldercare and insurance to legal and financial. Our fellowship groups, banquets and trips offer socializing and networking for retired clergy and their spouses.

Sail away with PASBF! The 1 ½ hour narrated lunch cruise boards on Monday, September 25 in Moline, IL at 11:30 am; departs at 12:00 pm; and returns to dock at 1:30 pm. There are 2 outside decks with tables and chairs to go topside or take a stroll on the boat during our cruise. There is a gift shop on the 3rd deck and guests can also visit the Captain in the pilot house.

The discounted cost, thanks to PASBF, is $25 per person. MUST BE PAID BY AUGUST 25 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.


Please make check to PASBF with “River Cruise Lunch” in the memo and be sent to:
c/o Carol Sims
PO Box 19207
Springfield, IL 62794

For more information, contact Erin Shumaker, PASBF Program Director, by email:

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PASBF staff picture at the Illinois Great Rivers Conference

We Are Here for You

The staff of PASBF seeks to provide spiritual care and guidance to retired clergy and their families as they move through their lives after ministry.

Online Donations Now Accepted!

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