On Sunday, I found out that they will try not to pay him any allowances or holidays! I am so disappointed with my church. I am already looking for a new church. I am so pleased to read your response to severance pay. My community has a “power struggle” and they are getting rid of the best pastor I have ever known. A set of severance pay can help close the wage gap for church employees who involuntarily withdraw from the employment relationship. In the event of an amicable separation, the Church may have weeks or months to compensate for a well-developed agreement, a communication plan, and an approach to the ongoing care of the outgoing pastor. In other less friendly situations, the Church may not have that luxury. That is why we recommend preparing beforehand for the possibility of pastoral separation.