Fall 2019 Newsletter

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Save the date, 2020 PAUMCS Spring Fun Day Saturday, May 2nd.


The Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries was organized April 14, 1982 in Dallas, Texas. Meetings are held annually and a quarterly newsletter published. The General Council on Finance and Administration has been charged with "the authority and responsibility to provide guidance and consultation for continuing education of church secretaries, including establishment of training and certification programs, and provide assistance to the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries." (¶ 807.15 Book of Discipline, 1996).

All United Methodist Church secretaries, administrative assistants, general agency office personnel, episcopal, district and annual conference office personnel may attend. Only National PAUMCS members whose annual dues are paid are eligible for certification.

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.

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 secretary. It is a place to see how all members of the church body are in ministry together.

Formal online registration information is sent to members in April.  For more information on how to register, please visit  or contact Natalie Schuette at

Questions contact or call (615) 369-2320.

Western NC PAUMCS Chapter membership 

Cathy Culver
PAUMCS Treasurer
1031 Prestwick Court
Clemmons, NC 27012


Who may become a member? All current administrators who work in any United Methodist local church, extension ministries, agency, or Annual Conference and any retired person who maintains her or his PAUMCS certification may be a member of PAUMCS. 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. Annual Dues 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 of to join for the first time, visit the membership database site at

CONFERENCE PAUMCS ORGANIZED IN 1990 Organized in 1990, the mission of the Western North Carolina Chapter of PAUMCS is to provide a supportive base for secretaries 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 or previously, 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.

Download Western N.C. Chapter Membership Form


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