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All United Methodist administrators are invited to attend "Communication and Conversation: connecting the church & community to Christ," the WNCC PAUMCS Fall 2022 Annual Conference Oct. 28-29, 2022 at Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference & Retreat Center.  

Communication and Conversation is as old as time, for it is recorded in Genesis 1:3, “Then God said,  ‘Let there be light’; and there was light” (NRSV). God communicated His desire and it happened! Don’t you wish you could have that kind of success in all of your communications and conversations! By attending this conference, you are not promised a 100 percent success rate however you will receive an enlightenment on techniques such as grammar, style, branding, tone and methods to inspire and energize your work as you connect the church and community to Christ. Additionally you will have time to fellowship with other administrators from across the Western North Carolina Conference so laughter is guaranteed! 

Early-bird registration (SAVE $50!) deadline is July 31 while the absolute deadline to register is October 1, 2022!

Download registration flyer with all details and information. 


The Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) was originally organized April 14, 1982 in Dallas, Texas as the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries. The name was changed by membership vote in 2017 to reflect a more inclusive organization. The General Council on Finance and Administration has been charged "To provide guidance and consultation to individuals providing services to the Church in the following areas: local church business administration; administrative assistance; equitable compensation; information technology; and legal guidance to annual conferences. Such guidance and consultation may, as the council deems appropriate, include: establishing relevant professional standards, training programs, continuing education, and certifications; encouraging participation in associations related to these services (for example,  the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries ...”  (The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2016, ¶807.18) National meetings are held annually and a quarterly newsletter published.

PAUMCS offers you . . .

  • Continuing education to enhance professional leadership, focusing on the total church office. 
  • A community in which to share knowledge and to learn from others.
  • A quarterly newsletter to keep informed about the organization.
  • Spiritual growth opportunities and connections around the world.
  • Certification by the General Council on Finance and Administration as a Professional United Methodist Church Administrator.

The experience of learning with local church administrators and networking with others in similar office settings provides a broader understanding of the connectional United Methodist church. Church administrators learn the functions of district, conference, agency and episcopal offices, while these various office personnel learn about the many responsibilities of a local church administrator. It is a place to see how all members of the church body are in ministry together.


Organized in 1990, the mission of the Western North Carolina Chapter of PAUMCS is to provide a supportive base for administrators in the Western North Carolina Conference. We seek to provide unity and fellowship of members, individual growth, professional development, continuing education and spiritual enrichment in conformity with the National Association. Membership consists of all persons, currently, previously, or retired, paid or volunteer, engaged in administrative and secretarial work in any local church, extension ministry and/or in any agency of The United Methodist Church. For a member to be in good standing, annual dues must be paid for the current year.

Western NC PAUMCS Chapter annual membership dues are $10 and are due by Jan. 31. Checks should be made payable to WNCC PAUMCS and mailed to the current treasurer. The Western North Carolina Chapter publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Anchor. If dues are current at the annual retreat in the fall of the year, members will be eligible to vote on matters of the local chapter and elect chapter officers.                   
Current Membership list is available upon request.

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WNCC PAUMCS Chapter Membership Brochure and Enrollment Form

Western NC PAUMCS Chapter Membership Dues Form

DeEtta Rivens
P.O. Box 480733
Charlotte, NC 28269

Executive Committee 2022

PAUMCS By-laws


All United Methodist Church administrators, administrative assistants, general agency office personnel, episcopal, district and annual conference office personnel may become a National Member and attend national meetings. National PAUMCS members whose annual dues are current, are eligible to vote and are eligible for certification.

Who may become a member? Membership shall be open to persons who are currently paid to engage in administrative and/or secretarial work in any United Methodist local church, extension ministries or in any agency of The United Methodist Church or in any Annual Conferences or any person who maintains her or his certification. For a member to be in good standing, annual dues must be paid for the current calendar year. A person need not be a member of a local chapter to join PAUMCS. National Annual dues are $50 and cover the membership period from January through December. Renewal and new membership can be paid beginning in November, but all memberships must be renewed no later than March 31. To renew or to join for the first time, visit the membership database site at www.paumcsmembership.org.



Why become certified? The Online PAUMCS Institute is designed to stimulate professional growth and development of each individual. Participants are introduced to business concepts required for understanding the financial operations of the church as well as relationships with the pastor, church employees and members of the congregation. Studying such concepts with professors selected from a strong business school faculty and other experts in the denomination encourages administrators to become better informed and more effective church administrators.

Church administrators learn the functions of district, conference, agency and episcopal offices, while these various office personnel learn about the many responsibilities of a local church administrator. It is a place to see how all members of the church body are in ministry together.

An advanced certification class is offered every two years for those who achieve certification if national membership and certification is maintained without lapse.

Formal online registration information is sent to national members in April. For more information on how to register, please visit  https://www.gcfa.org/about-us/affiliates/paumcs/ or contact Natalie Valerio at nvalerio@gcfa.org

Questions contact paumcs@gcfa.org or call 615-369-2320.