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Elaine Moy Named NIC Treasurer & Director of Administrative Services

Posted: March 12 2024 at 11:47 PM
Author: Victoria Rebeck

Elaine Moy, who has over two decades of experience working for The United Methodist Church's general agencies, has been named treasurer and director of administrative services for the Northern Illinois Conference, the Conference Council on Finance and Administration has announced.

Ms. Moy connects the ministries of the general church to those of the local congregation, observed Rev. Tammy Scott, chair of NIC’s CCFA.


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“One of the things that stands out to me as most exciting about having Elaine on the NIC team is her understanding that every dollar the NIC has to use for ministry came from the offering plate of a local church and every dollar in the offering plate of a local church comes from a person,” Rev. Scott said.

The treasurer/director of administrative services directs the day-to-day work of the finance office. This includes maintaining the accountable recording of receipts and disbursements, monitoring receipt and expenditure levels, and following the conference's investments.

Further, the treasurer works with CCFA to present an annual budget to the annual conference session, receives and distributes apportionments and, in collaboration with the CCFA, determines the best apportionment formula for NIC churches. She also helps interpret how apportionment sharing enables churches to extend ministry beyond what they could do alone.

Additionally, this person is available to advise local churches in financial matters. 

“I look forward to the heart for justice and ministry Elaine Moy will bring to her service in the Northern Illinois Conference," said Bishop Dan Schwerin. “In I Corinthians 4, we are reminded that we should consider ourselves servants and stewards. This addition to our team will be a wonderful reminder of that.”

Ms.  Moy worked most recently as senior director of finance, development, and institutional equity for the United Methodist Church’s General Commission on Religion and Race. Previously, she served the denomination’s General Commission on the Status and Role of Women as associate general secretary, including, for a time, responsibility for finance and administration.

“As a member of First United Methodist Church in Evanston and a lay member of the Northern Illinois Conference, I am excited to represent lay people and serve in this role,” Moy said.  “I look forward to meeting folks across the conference to hear their stories and learn about their ministries.  I hope that the finance and administrative services can increase their support for the vital ministries and mission of the conference.”

Ms. Moy will begin work on April 15.

“I know that Elaine will be a wonderful addition to our team and will work hard with CCFA and the NIC to use our resources wisely,” Rev. Scott said.

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