Church Pension Group rings the Opening Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange in Observance of its Centennial Anniversary


The following is a press release from the Church Pension Group:

NEW YORK, NY — July 17, 2017 – The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, today rang The Opening Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange in recognition of CPG’s centennial anniversary. Mary Kate Wold, CEO and President of CPG, was joined by members of The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees, the company’s executive leadership team, and employees for the special occasion.  

“It is an honor to ring The Opening Bell® in recognition of the Church Pension Group’s 100 years of service to the Episcopal Church,” said Ms. Wold. “More than a century ago we opened our first office at 14 Wall Street, just across the street from the New York Stock Exchange. What started as a $5 million pension fund created by Bishop William Lawrence has grown to more than $12 billion and expanded to include a full range of benefits and other products for clergy and lay employees of the Church. As we look toward our next century, we remain passionate about our purpose and committed to responding to the evolving needs of the Episcopal Church and those who serve it.”

A replay of The Opening Bell® can be viewed on the New York Stock Exchange website at

About The Church Pension Fund 

The Church Pension Fund is an independent financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church. With approximately $12 billion in assets, The Church Pension Fund and its affiliated companies, collectively the Church Pension Group (CPG), provide retirement, health, and life insurance benefits to clergy and lay employees of the Episcopal Church. CPG also offers property and casualty insurance as well as book and music publishing, including the official worship materials of the Episcopal Church. Learn more at

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Media Contact:

C. Curtis Ritter

Senior Vice President

Head of Corporate Communications


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Jeffrey Cox

I have had a weird feeling on the Church cheering at the New York Stock Exchange. I wonder if any of the Occupy Bishops would have felt welcome.

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