Conference Wellness Incentives

The Rio Texas Conference Incentives are available to all active clergy, their spouses, and conference staff. Eligible participants are encouraged to participate and report their wellness activities in order to receive the incentives that are offered in this wellness program. 

Physical Care
Activity:  Weight Loss Program

Information: Determine your starting Body Mass Index (BMI; any Wesley Nurse or other health professional can assist you). Earn $50 for each BMI point lost from the original BMI, up to 8 points or $400.

Rio Texas Incentive: $50 per BMI point lost; $400 maximum Starts: January 1, Ends: December 15, 2020

Activity: Physical Wellness Support

Information: Submit receipts of up to $125 for the purchase of items, memberships, or other costs associated with your physical wellness. Report change in activity level or fitness that resulted from the expense.

Rio Texas Incentive:  Up to $125 (paid as reimbursement) Starts: January 1, Ends: December 15, 2020

Link: Physical Wellness Reporting Form

Mental/Emotional Care
Activity: Wellness conversation

Fulfillment options:

a) Conversation with a counselor of your choice, at your cost (insurance coverage is based on selection of health plan chosen).

b) Schedule a conversation with a counselor through EAP (Employee Assistance Program) / 800.788.5614 or An initial number of sessions are free through EAP, with the option of continuing sessions with a low co-pay.

c) Schedule a conversation with a counselor at one of the MHM partner agencies. Once you identify your-self as a participant in the Rio Texas Clergy Wellness Program, the cost of this conversation will be covered by MHM funds.

  • The Ecumenical Center / 210.616.0885 - Serving San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding areas.

  • West Texas Counseling and Guidance / 325.944.2561 - Serving San Angelo and surrounding areas.

  • The Samaritan Center / 512.451.7337 - Serving Austin and surrounding areas.

Rio Texas Incentive: $50

Link: Emotional Wellness Reporting Form

Spiritual Care
Activity: Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation


Next Academy Event: February 3-March 8, 2021
Oblate Renewal Center, San Antonio

The Five-Day Academy is a time of worship, study, prayer and solitude, deepening the spiritual walk. More information is available at You can download the brochure and registration form for the San Antonio event from the website as well. Or contact the director, Rev. Donna Strieb, for information on the next available academy.

Rio Texas Incentive/Scholarship: $150

Activity: Spiritual director visit

Information: Set time for intentional spiritual reflection and accountability.  To see the list of available directors provided by the clergy orders visit:                  Report the name of your spiritual director and the date of visit(s). 

Rio Texas Incentive: $50 per visit, maximum $150 total.

Activity:  Personal, group, or couples retreat

Information: Schedule a retreat day for yourself or your group, or use the services of a spiritual director.  Submit related expenses.

Link: Spiritual Wellness Reporting Form

If you have questions about incentives or reporting, please contact Eve Albert,