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The Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) was organized nationally on April 14, 1982 in Dallas, Texas. The Missouri Chapter was chartered in 1985, and the General Council on Finance and Administration is our certifying agency and approved sponsor.  Legislation was officially adopted at the 1988 General Conference for our inclusion into The Book of Discipline (907.13).

PAUMCS is open to United Methodist Church Secretaries, administrative assistants, general office agency personnel, Episcopal personnel, district personnel and Annual Conference office personnel. Membership shall be open to all persons presently or previously, paid or volunteer, engaged in administrative and secretarial work in any local church or beyond the local church, extension ministry and/or in any agency of the United Methodist Church.

Missouri Chapter

State membership application

President: Dora Thackery (Missouri United Methodist Foundation, Columbia)
Vice-President: Megan Hayes, First UMC (Blue Springs)
Secretary: Lisa Conley (Southeast District Office, Cape Girardeau)
Treasurer: Suzanna Edwards (First UMC, Rolla)
Chaplain: Bev Rhodes (Southeast District Office, Cape Girardeau)

You can reach the Missouri chapter of PAUMCS by emailing mopaumcs@gmail.com.


We are excited to invite you to our in-person Fall Conference, "We Will Do Even Greater Things" coming up on September 15 and 16 at Community UMC in Columbia, Missouri! We have two days full of great time of learning, connection, and fellowship. Check out the conference flyer.

There are five scholarships are available for $75/each to cover travel expenses for first come, first served.  Email us at mopaumcs@gmail.com if you are interested.

Please share with your pastor/staff-parish team and mark your calendars.  Our hope is that pastors will allow their admins to come to our conference and meet others working in their profession and bring knowledge back to their local church after the learning sessions.

National PAUMCS recently provided this promo video explaining about PAUMCS. This might be helpful as you learn more about PAUMCS and to share with your pastor or SPPR committee.

National PAUMCS 

The national PAUMCS website provides information about the organization and resources for members. Learn about events, the governing committee, membership, certification and the annual meeting.

For more information on PAUMCS, be sure to check out The Vital Link, a national quarterly newsletter.