Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS)

-PAUMCS online (introducing online certification)
-September 2019 Newsletter   
Virginia Spring Retreat, May 27, 2020 (pdf)
    Registration is open! Click here to register  

-Virginia Chapter Membership (2020)
    -Pay dues online  
-National Membership
-Letter from the President (August 2019)
-Letter from the Bishop (August 2019)


The purpose of PAUMCS is to provide a supportive base for the unity and fellowship of its members in order to provide individual growth, professional development, continuous education and spiritual enrichment. PAUMCS:

promotes and encourages the training and support of United Methodist Church secretaries;

serves as an advocate for emerging concerns that affect church secretaries;

encourages and assists in the establishment of chapters of church secretaries, within or across jurisdictional and annual conference boundaries, and assists in coordinating the program and work of these chapters.

Join our VAUMAdmin Google Group 
VAUMAdmin is a resource email group for anyone in the Virginia United Methodist Conference who performs administrative duties. This may include but is not limited to administrative assistants, secretaries, pastors, financial directors, office managers, and newsletter editors, being full-time or part-time, paid or volunteer, local church, district, or conference agency personnel. Our goal is to give you an avenue to reach others in the conference who do what you do and who face the same problems that you face. You must be a member of the group to post a message to the group. We hope to offer support and ideas on ways to make your job a little easier!
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Virginia PAUMCS:
The Virginia Chapter of PAUMCS was established March 1999 at the Virginia United Methodist Conference Center in Blackstone. Since that time the membership of the Virginia chapter has grown to as many as 90 members and an all-time high of 130 attendees at a fall event at the Virginia United Methodist Conference Center. The chapter sponsors two meetings each year: normally, a one-day fall training event and a two-day spring spiritual growth retreat.

The fall 2017 Experience Your Connection event brought David Dommisse, conference treasurer and business administrator, to explain the statistical data required for year-end  tables.  So  much great information was shared in this training that we wanted to make it available to you.


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Background photos courtesy of VDOT.

The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
(804) 521-1100
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