|The 50 bishops of the United Methodist Church voted Tuesday to forgo their annual pay raises for 2010 and instead drop down to the 2008 salary level, “recognizing the financial challenges facing the church.”
The decision came at the church body’s annual spring meeting, which concluded May 8. The bishops will also shorten their semiannual conferences by a day to cut costs.
A bishop in the United Methodist church makes an annual salary of $125,600 this year. That will drop to $121,000 next year.
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