Speakers Bureau

Jim Ceplecha Jim Ceplecha
Managing Director
Christian Brothers Retirement Planning Services


Jim Ceplecha is the managing director of Christian Brothers Retirement Planning Services.  He has 37 years of experience working with Catholic organizations, with the last 29 of those years overseeing the defined benefit and defined contribution plans for Christian Brothers Services. He began his career at Christian Brothers Services in 1982 and was named managing director of Retirement Planning Services in 1990.  The retirement services division provides retirement services to over 1,000 Catholic Church employers with over 40,000 participants and total assets in the plans nearing $2 billion.

He is a Fellow in the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, a board member for the Diocese of Joliet Priests Retirement Plan and the chair of the Church Benefit Association’s Retirement Planning Group.

  • How to Design Your Retirement Plan
  • Regulations for Church Retirement Plans
  • General Retirement Topics