UMIP’s Partner Announces Company Name Change and Launch of Religious-Focused Sub-Brand

AmVenture Insurance Agency is now Suracy Insurance Agency

Cleveland, OH, November 07, 2019 --( AmVenture Insurance Agency, Inc., the exclusively-endorsed property and casualty insurance provider of the United Methodist Insurance Program (UMIP), is pleased to announce that the company name has changed to Suracy Insurance Agency, Inc. This name change marks the last stage in the company’s launch as an independent insurance agency after separating from its former parent company in January 2019. Additionally, the company is announcing the launch of its sub-brand, Suracy Faith, which will focus on providing insurance solutions for religious organizations nationwide.

“We are excited to share this news with UMIP customers, future insureds, and the industry as a whole,” said Sam Liotta, Suracy CEO & President. “This portion of our business establishes a sub-brand that is dedicated to serving houses of worship, especially United Methodist churches. Suracy Faith reflects how important it is for religious institutions to work with agencies and carriers that understand the risks facing their organizations.”

UMIP will continue to work with Suracy Faith in the same capacity to provide customers with robust coverage solutions and outstanding customer service. Liotta added, “Suracy Faith is a new name, but we are the same trusted company.”

Suracy Faith offers a full suite of standard and specialty coverages to address the unique issues facing the religious sector.

“Church specific insurance is more important now than ever, and having a partner who understands these very specific exposures is invaluable,” said Jeff Koch, UMIP President and CEO. “Suracy Faith shares UMIP’s mission to put our faith in action by helping churches protect their people, property, and finances.”

Suracy Faith utilizes a new logo and visual identity and has also launched a new website, which can be found at Executive leadership also includes Tim Hummer, COO & CIO; Stephen Perry, CFO; and Steven Pieren, CLO & CHRO.

About Suracy Faith
Suracy Faith, a sub-brand of Suracy Insurance Agency, Inc., provides insurance solutions nationwide to support churches and other houses of worship. Coverages are designed to help religious organizations thrive and grow through trusted protection and industry experience. Coverages include commercial property, general liability, workers’ compensation insurance, commercial auto, employment practices liability, cyber liability, disability, paid family leave, businessowner’s policy, medical malpractice, and professional liability. Specialty coverages available include boiler and machinery, terrorism, sexual misconduct, directors and officers liability/management liability, and errors and omissions. Suracy Faith offers strong carrier partnerships with access to regional and national insurance companies and can help customers to manage each phase of the insurance life cycle. For more information about Suracy Faith, visit

About United Methodist Insurance
UMI is a non-profit captive insurance company that fulfills its ministry by protecting the assets of the denomination through comprehensive property and liability insurance to ensure access to future generations of United Methodists. UMI’s mission is to protect the people and property of The United Methodist Church. Visit | |
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Becca Roche
Jeff Koch, United Methodist Insurance Program