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Insurance Zones meeting at Decatur Central Christian Church

By August 21, 2017No Comments

Timothy Harris, newly elected President of the Insurance Board, along with India Bobadilla from the Christian Church Foundation and Michael Johnson from the Pension Fund, will be at Decatur Central Christian Church, Sept. 13, 6:30-8:30 pm


Timothy Harris, President and CEO, Insurance Board

Timothy S. Harris was unanimously elected by the IB Board of Directors to succeed Cathy Green in 2013 as President and CEO of Insurance Board.

Harris resigned his position as an Area Vice President with Arthur J. Gallagher & Company where he contributed greatly in the areas of new client generation, budgeting, planning, and production since 2007. He held previous management and insurance positions with Thomas Rutherfoord Companies, Inc. and St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. His experience, which includes working with large multi-state clients and risk pools, has equipped him with a fundamental understanding of the operations and strategies of insurance companies. Harris is a graduate of The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in risk management and insurance. He is also a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter.

Harris and his wife, Anita, and three daughters are members of the Avon Lake United Church of Christ in Ohio. He is active in the community, recently serving as Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation of Lorain County.


One of the benefits of a group insurance program is purchasing power. The Insurance Board already offers one of the most robust, comprehensive property and liability insurance program for churches. By participating in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin Region Group Program, you will receive better pricing. How much better? It depends on how many churches participate. There are 135 CCIW congregations in our region. Here is the chart and what participation means to your church, keeping in mind that 12 of our churches already participate in the Program:

Number of RegionRegion Participation
churches Insured by IBDiscount off Premium
Up to 225%

IB will offer an enrollment period beginning immediately and ending on December 31. At that time, we will provide the list of churches who participate to the Region and determine the Participation Discount which will THEN be applied retroactively to cover all churches enrolled on that date. The benefit is that when you receive your premium quote you can compare it to your existing program and decide knowing on January 1 you will get at least a 5% credit.

Our Region has been insured with the Insurance Board program for quite some time, and we encourage churches to at least consider Insurance Board.  Our agent, Shawn Maxson, will work with each church to complete an application and to gather any details to streamline the process.

  • Each church’s pricing will be separate so you can compare to what you are currently paying.
  • Values, coverages and limits will be shown in a line by line comparison to your current For this purpose, it is suggested that you make a copy of your current policy available to the agents.
  • You are under no obligation to take the It simply gives all of us the opportunity to be good stewards in managing our resources by comparing coverages and pricing.
  • The agent will contact you in the next couple of weeks to schedule an appointment, but if you are ready now, please feel free to reach out the Shawn at: 309-660-1818.

Insurance Board is a Recognized Ministry Partner of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  We believe this process will be beneficial for each of you in that it gives us some substantial group purchasing power, will be easy for you to participate in, and provide some excellent coverage.

In addition, Insurance Board takes seriously their role in helping the Christian Church ministries reduce the risk of a loss through such resources as webinars, newsletters and literature on their website: where you will find information on the FREE abuse prevention resources as well as guidance on developing/improving your child protection policy.


Please call Shawn if you have questions.


Rev. Dr. Teresa Dulyea-Parker