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Looking for a place where you can network with others who serve as support staff in United Methodist churches, districts, and conference offices so that you can gain knowledge and confidence in your position?

Consider joining the MO PAUMCS Chapter. This organization offers yearly training opportunities that provide you with the tools you need to be succesful as a United Methodist Administrative Assistant in the local church and beyond! Training events also include elements to lift you spiritually as well! Dues are only $10 a year and training workshop rarely cost more than $50 (plus hotel and travel expenses).


For a membership form, contact Barbara Buck at mtdo8497@gmail.com

District Admins Attend National PAUMCS Conference

The 35th Annual Conference of the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries (PAUMCS) which was held at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in the windy city, Chicago, Illinois under the theme, “Feel the Spirit in the Windy City.” We are thankful to our host, the Northern Illinois PAUMCS Site Committee. They made us feel right at home!


Those attending the conference worshipped, learned, networked with other church professionals from across the denomination. Some were able to see some sites of Chicago and attend a Chicago Cubs game! We also celebrated those who completed the first 2016 on-line certification class!


We heard from some wonderful speakers such as our keynote speaker, the Reverend Grace Imathiu on Diversity in Ministry, the Reverend Young-Mee Park on Cross Cultural Ministry, the Reverend James Preston on Radical Hospitality, and a session on Office Ergonomics with Seema Bhagwakar.


The mission focus was Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), a faith-driven ministry, welcoming immigrants into our churches and communities by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, education and advocacy.


The members of PAUMCS voted on a new name and logo during their annual business session. The official name is now the Professional Administrators of The United Methodist Connectional Structure.  The new logo can be found at www.paumcs.org


Next year’s annual conference, “Make a Joyful Noise” will be held April 12-14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Nashville Airport Marriott. Watch for more information coming out late summer at PAUMCS.org!


Established in 1982 under the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) of The United Methodist Church, the organization fosters individual growth, professional development, and spiritual enrichment for members from around the world.

Pictured below left to right:

Suzanna Edwards (First UMC, Rolla ), LeAnna Lewis (Mark Twain District), Barbara Buck (Mark Twain District), Dora Thackery (MO Annual Conference), Susanna Wheeler (Pleasant Hill UMC), Dana Reid (Mt. Olivet UMC)