BOP Staff

Paul Extrum-Fernandez, Chief Benefits Officer

Paul is a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. He grew up in Texas where his father served as a clergy member of the Rio Grande Annual Conference. Paul has degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A.) and Boston University (M.S.).

Paul has worked in an administrative role with the Council of Bishops, as an Associate Council on Ministries Director and later as a Co-Director of Connectional Ministries with the California-Nevada Conference. He also served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement with Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.

In addition to his role as Executive Officer and Conference Benefits Officer for the Board of Pensions, he serves as a Central Conference pension consultant with Wespath. Paul is married to Renae, who is a clergy member of the California-Nevada conference. They have two daughters, Elana and Daniela.

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Andrea Winchester

Andrea Meek Winchester, Associate Benefits Officer

Andrea Meek Winchester is an ordained elder in the UMC who retired early when she discerned that the itinerant life would not work for herself and her young family.  After ten years of pastoral ministry, she became a Spiritual Director with the Anamchara Spiritual Formation group. She then worked a variety of jobs, including a stint as the Administrative Assistant to the Conference Youth and Camping Coordinator, and ten years with the Sacramento Public Library as a librarian assistant.  She loves working for the Board of Pensions, and writing about how health can be promoted throughout our lives, especially into retirement.  She is married to Jim Winchester and they have two  sons, Evan and Ethan. 

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