TAC Property Insurance Webinar

Local Church Insurance Webinar - Longer Term Solutions 

The ABC’s of Property and Casualty Insurance for Local Churches

Slides from Webinar



Brenda Thomas, CIC, ACSR
Senior Vice President / Risk Manager
Hibbs-Hallmark & Company
Tyler, Texas
Direct Phone: 903-266-5616

As a dedicated Independent Insurance Agent, Brenda Thomas is driven by a profound passion for educating and consulting. She has established herself as a trusted authority known for her technical knowledge in insurance.

Brenda is the Senior Vice President and Shareholder of Hibbs-Hallmark & Company, a privately owned independent insurance agency with Corporate Offices in Tyler, Texas. The company also has sales offices in Austin, Dallas, Forney, Houston, and San Antonio. Her insurance licenses authorize her to sell Property & Casualty Insurance and Employee Benefits Insurance AND serve as a licensed Risk Manager in Insurance.

Brenda’s expertise spans over a 44-year period and includes service, sales, education, internal auditing, and risk management in the insurance industry. A large portion of her time is dedicated to risk management services for Churches and Independent School Districts throughout the State of Texas. Educating others is her passion and her customers find the manner that she explains insurance comforting and very beneficial.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Brenda has family connections to the United Methodist Church. Her father-in-law, husband (deceased), and brother have dedicated their lives to serving God as pastors in the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Brenda considers it an honor to share her insurance knowledge with churches across the conference and assist them maneuver thru this distressed insurance market.




Slides from Webinar


During this session, we explore strategies to monetize church properties and maximize their potential for the benefit of both the church and the community. Understanding how to make the most of these spaces can impact our communities and contribute to supporting and sustaining our churches and our ministries.


Our discussion covers topics centered around:

  • Creative ways to utilize church property for additional income.

  • Legal and tax considerations in monetizing church spaces.

  • Resources and connections to help find guidance.


Webinar speakers include:

      • Dr. Will Reed – Strategies for engaging TAC approved real estate firms and others.

      • Rev Jill Daniel – United Methodist early childhood centers.

      • Vendors to monetize your parking lots, buildings, and other properties.

Why to Attend:

      • Churches have under-utilized buildings, parking lots and vacant land.

      • Aging property is expensive!

      • Expert help is needed to know the opportunities of rental market and commercial real estate factors.

      • Churches and pastors feel isolated in this work.

      • Decisions about church buildings are emotional.

      • Times have changed. Churches need revenue beyond the offering plate.


Together, let's explore innovative ways to empower our congregations and the communities we serve. Contact Rev. Robert Besser with questions at: