Insurance dividend to be reinvested in ministry

Bishop Gary Mueller, left, on Sept. 2 received a dividend check on behalf of the Arkansas Conference from James Greene & Associates president Jeff Brantly, center, and vice president of sales and marketing Kurt Hetherington, right. This dividend check for $28,193 represents premium dollars that were given back to the Conference by churches that insure with Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. This voluntary dividend program was developed to provide a way to reward strong insurance risk management practices.
 
Since 2004, Brotherhood Mutual has given back almost $180,000 in dividends to the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church for ministry needs. A portion of the dividend this year will be put toward the Conference-wide Imagine No Malaria effort.