Welcome to the SPTRFA website.

New Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer

Welcome to Phill Tencick, who was selected by the St. Paul Teachers’ Retirement Fund Association (SPTRFA) Board of Trustees to be the new Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer(CIO) for the Fund. 

Mr. Tencick has been the Retirement Director and CIO for the Spokane Employee Retirement System for the past eight years. He has also served in a number of finance and leadership roles for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and private corporations. Mr. Tencick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Washington University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University, and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.  Phill enjoys trail running, soccer, mountain biking, camping, snowboarding, and reading so will find many new areas to explore as he transitions to his new role with the SPTRFA.


Member News

Are you nearing retirement? Save the Date for our Pre-Retirement Virtual Meeting, February 9, 2023, at 4 PM.

If you are retiring in the next few years this meeting is for you. Meeting registration is not required. Several days prior to the meeting all members will receive a Zoom invite link to their SPPS email.

We strongly encourage you to contact us prior to submitting SPTRFA retirement application. 
Before your appointment use the resource materials below to review the pension application and familiarize yourself with your retirement benefits by reading your 2022 Annual Member benefit estimate.

Review SPTRFA’s Retirement Application
Important Reminder: All SPTRFA Retirement Application paperwork, required certificates, and documentation must be submitted prior to receiving your pension benefit.


Serving our members is why we are here!

The staff of the SPTRFA is ready and able to serve our members via phone or Zoom meetings. Our regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. but we will do everything possible to meet with you or answer your questions at a time that works for you.  If you have any questions or to set up a convenient Zoom meeting to review your benefits, please contact us by phone at 651-642-2550 or email at info at sptrfa.org.

Thanks again for your dedication to the vital art of teaching. We appreciate you and look forward to helping you along your journey.


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