Retirement/Pension Opportunities

Unity Worldwide Ministries (AUCI) is pleased to provide a 403(b)(9) plan for all full-time employees of affiliated ministries.

For questions, call Bruce Verkruyse 816.524.7414 or email

Our pension plan is administered by Empower Retirement Services. You may access the plan website at For assistance with the Empower website, investing, or submitting payment, please contact customer service at 800.701.8255.


Please Note:

As of August 2, 2015, Empower Retirement has a new login website. Read the instructions for the new login. Please bookmark the new URL for future reference.

Empower updated their website in June 2017 to better serve you. Read a summary of the updates. Take a video tour to learn about these enhancements.


Helpful Tips

  • Click here for Participant Enrollment form. Once printed and filled out, please return to Suzy ( or FAX to 816.817.8355)
  • Want to join? Download the Enrollment Kit.
  • Use the handy Retirement Check-Up Form to guide you through your considerations.
  • A telephone voice response system and live customer support line are provided by Empower at 800.695.4952 for website support.
  • Visit for online customer support.
  • You will need your PIN to make changes to your investments.
  • New participants receive their PIN in the mail shortly after the first deposit activates their account.
  • Your change of address at Empower does not change your address at Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM). Conversely, your change at UWM does not change your address at Empower.
  • Taking a distribution? The completed form should be sent to Unity Worldwide Ministries, PO Box 610, Lees Summit, MO 64063 or FAX to 816.817.8355. We will complete it and transmit it to Great-West. If you are a minister and wish to take this distribution tax-exempt, please complete and return the manse form along with your distribution form. You can start your distribution online at
  • If you need to discuss options or need forms, please call Bruce Verkruyse at 816.524.7414, or email Please initiate loans through web or phone access with Empower.
  • Maximum allowable contribution worksheet for 2015.