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UMIP and Exclusive Agency Partner Sovereign Insurance Group Celebrate One Year of Success


United Methodist Insurance


July 12, 2023

Contact: Jeff Koch


United Methodist Insurance Program and Exclusive Agency Partner Sovereign Insurance Group Celebrate One Year of Success

Nashville, TN – Recently, the United Methodist Insurance Program (UMIP) and Sovereign Insurance Group (SIG) announced the celebration of their one-year partnership anniversary. The partnership between UMIP and SIG has been instrumental in providing comprehensive and tailored insurance solutions to the United Methodist community across the United States that meets or exceeds the proper insurance coverage minimums established by the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA).

“We are thrilled to be in continued partnership with Sovereign Insurance Group. Because they have been providing insurance products to communities of worship for more than 60 years, their deep understanding of the unique needs of ministries has been invaluable in expanding our range of coverage solutions,” said Jeff Koch, President of UMIP.

Over the past year, UMIP and SIG have worked closely to develop and refine insurance programs that address the evolving risks faced by the United Methodist community. The partnership has delivered innovative solutions, including property and liability coverage, workers’ compensation, pastoral liability, and directors’ and officers’ insurance, ensuring that ministries and their leaders are protected from unexpected events.

“Together, we have been able to provide the United Methodist community with peace of mind, knowing that their assets and ministries are protected,” stated Kevin Gallagher, President of Sovereign Insurance Group. “Our mission is to provide individualized solutions to all United Methodist entities – big or small.”

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About United Methodist Insurance Program

UMI is a non-profit insurance company that fulfills its ministry by protecting the assets of the denomination through comprehensive property and liability insurance to ensure access to future generations of United Methodists. Visit for more information.


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