Church Pension Group Appoints Christopher R. Rourke Senior Vice President

​NEW YORK & BENNINGTON, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves The Episcopal Church, today announced the appointment of Christopher R. Rourke as Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Church Insurance Companies (CIC). In this role, he will be responsible for the management and oversight of CIC, which provides property and liability coverage for Episcopal Church institutions. He will report directly to CPG’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Frank Armstrong, and will be based in Bennington, Vermont.

“I am pleased to announce Chris’s appointment to lead The Church Insurance Companies,” said Mr. Armstrong. “He is a proven leader with a track record of success in commercial property and casualty underwriting and risk management. His industry expertise and commitment to customer service will ensure that we remain a stable presence for our clients when they need us most.”

Prior to joining CPG, Rourke served as President of Berkley North Pacific Group, a commercial insurance provider. Before this, he was Regional Vice President and Branch Manager of Acadia Insurance Group, a provider of commercial and specialty property casualty insurance. Prior to this, he held senior management positions in several insurance organizations throughout the United States.

Rourke holds a BS in Business Administration from the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University.

About The Church Insurance Companies

Founded in 1929, The Church Insurance Companies offer churches, dioceses, and institutions property and liability coverage, as well as risk management tools and strategies. It consists of The Church Insurance Agency Corporation, The Church Insurance Company, and The Church Insurance Company of Vermont.

About the Church Pension Group

The Church Pension Group (CPG) is a financial services organization that serves The Episcopal Church. It maintains three lines of business—employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, and publishing. CPG provides retirement, health, life insurance, and related benefits for clergy and lay employees of The Episcopal Church, as well as property and casualty insurance and book and music publishing, including the official worship materials of the Church. Follow CPG on FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and