Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries

Northern Illinois Chapter


What Happens in the Church Office Matters to the Life of the Church!



a professional support and networking association through which The United Methodist Church nurtures the ministry of its church office administration. The General Council on Finance and Administration is charged “To provide guidance and consultation for continuing education of church secretaries, including establishment of training and certification programs, and to provide assistance to the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries.” (Book of Discipline 2008, ¶ 807.19).

We are…

  • United Methodist Church secretaries, administrative assistants, support staff, personal secretaries, office managers, receptionists
  • paid and volunteer
  • currently working and retired
  • serving local churches, districts, agencies, and annual conferences


Upcoming Events:

2017 February PAUMCS Workshop ~ in the Districts!

Communications for the Church Office

No Longer the Best Kept Secret!

Presenter: Rev. Melissa Meyers

It’s been in the newsletter; it’s been in the bulletin; so, why doesn’t anyone know about it?! Sometimes it seems as if everything we do in the church is “the Best Kept Secret!” The NIC PAUMCS will offer the workshop Communications for the Church Office for church office secretaries and staff to learn effective tools and methods for getting the word out inside the church as well as to the community. The workshops will take place in all of the Districts, with Rev. Melissa Meyers presenting.

Register for any of the following:

The same workshop is offered at any of the following dates/locations. Choose one most convenient for you!

Feb. 8th – Aurora District – Naperville: Grace UMC (300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville, IL)

Feb. 15th – DeKalb District – Dixon: First UMC (202 S. Peoria Avenue, Dixon IL 61021)

Feb. 21st – Chicago Northwestern District- Oak Park: First (324 N. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL)

Feb. 22nd – Rockford District – Court Street UMC (215 N. Court Street, Rockford, IL)

Feb. 23rd  – Chicago Southern District – Orland Park: Faith UMC (15101 80th Avenue, Orland Park, IL)

Feb. 28th – Elgin District – Barrington UMC (98 Algonquin Road, Barrington IL)

Workshop fee: $20

Workshop Schedule:
9 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 10:15 Workshop on Internal Communications
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:15 Workshop on Social Media
11:15 – 11:30 Focus Group
11:30 – 12 PAUMCS meeting
Following the workshop, anyone is welcome to join us for lunch at a local restaurant. (cost not included in the registration)


May 4-6, 2017 – National PAUMCS Conference in Chicago!

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Also for more information, please contact;

Betsy Smith, ; 815-561-8285

Debbie Rogers, ; 312-346-9766 Ext. 732

2016 PAUMCS Conference, Wichita, KS

PAUMCS 2016 Conference

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