The following resolutions will be considered by the 148th Convention of the Diocese of Bethlehem:
Resolution on 2020 Clergy Salary Schedule
Be it resolved, that this convention recommends a minimum 1.9% cost of living increase for clergy and that the salary scale for clergy for 2020 be as follows:
Proposed 2020 Cash Stipend Range
Parish Index Size of Parish
1-99 Small $34,728 – $41,715
100-250 Medium $38,457 – $56,866
250-399 Large $46,023 – $70,848
400 – above X-Large $62,109 – $100,564
Be it further resolved, that this convention recommends consideration be made for additional merit increases based on performance, as resources allow.
Respectfully Submitted by
Resolution on the Budget of the Diocese of Bethlehem
Be it Resolved, That the Assessment Rate applied to Line A, Normal Operating Income (NOI) of the 2018 Parochial Report shall be 12% in 2020
Resolved, That the Proposed Mission and Ministry Budget of the Diocese as it is presented to the Convention be adopted.
Diocesan Council August 2019