The Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) was originally organized April 14, 1982 in Dallas, Texas as the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries. This organization was under the direction of the General Council on Finance and Administration. At the 2017 Annual Business Meeting of the National PAUMCS Annual Conference in Chicago, the body approved a name change for the organization changing the name from Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries to Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure. The main purpose behind the name change is an effort to be more inclusive and open up membership to a wider range of employees. While the term “secretary” can be considered misleading and not representative of many of our members, the new name should encompass a much broader base.
The mission of the Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) is to provide administrative professionals a supportive base for unity and fellowship and to promote individual growth, professional development, continuing education, and spiritual enrichment.
PAUMCS members provide essential administrative support that brings organization and continuity to their ministry. United Methodist church administrators are the critical support throughout the denomination and are the vital link for the connection.
For more information about National PAUMCS, visit their website at www.paumcs.org