Conference Center

Conference Office

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 820, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0820

980 Madison Ave., Norristown, PA  19403

Toll free: (800) 828-9093
Phone: (610) 666-9090
Fax: (610) 666-9093

We welcome the various boards, committees and other groups of the Eastern PA Conference to use the conference center for appropriate meetings and small events.

Please contact Lindsey Cotman at (484) 762-8215 or to reserve space.

Contact information for other members of the Conference Center Staff is available in our Conference Staff Directory.

Conference Office Staff Schedules for Fall 2020

When the Eastern PA Conference Office’s summer schedule ends on Labor Day Sept. 7, associate staff will begin working there three days a week and work from home the other two days to limit the number of staff in the office daily for safety reasons.  Executive staff, including fulltime directors and part-time coordinators, will continue to work from home as much as possible. The new schedule begins Sept. 8.

Daily In-Office Schedules:

MondayLawrence Lee, Comptroller; Beth Lishon, Accounting Associate; Regina Raiford Babcock, Administrative Resource Associate; Lindsey Cotman, Media & Events Associate; and Kristin Reifsnyder, District Resource Assistant (DRA)

TuesdayMadeline Gonzalez-Lopez, Benefits& Database Associate; Regina Raiford Babcock (Administrative Resource Associate); Lindsey Cotman (Media & Events Associate); Kristin Reifsnyder (DRA); Sheri Kentner (DRA)

Wednesday: Lawrence Lee, Comptroller; Regina Raiford Babcock, Administrative Resource Associate; Deb Boyd (DRA); Kristin Reifsnyder (DRA); Sheri Kentner (DRA)

Thursday: Beth Lishon, Accounting Associate; Madeline Gonzalez-Lopez, Benefits & Database Associate; Lindsey Cotman, Media & Events Associate; Deb Boyd (DRA), Sheri Kentner (DRA)

Friday: Lawrence Lee, Comptroller; Beth Lishon, Accounting Associate; Madeline Gonzalez-Lopez, Benefits & Database Associate; Deb Boyd (DRA)

Schedules by staff member:
  • Lawrence Lee (Comptroller): Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Beth Lishon (Accounting): Monday, Thursday, Friday
  • Madeline Gonzalez-Lopez (Benefits & Database): Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Regina Raiford Babcock (Administrative Resource Associate): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Lindsey Cotman (Media & Events Associate): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • Deb Boyd (DRA): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Kristin Reifsnyder (DRA): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Sheri Kentner (DRA): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Eastern PA Conference Center

The Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference Center, at 980 Madison Avenue, Norristown, PA 19403, is a 10,000 square-foot, single level building that serves as headquarters for the organization of churches, clergy and lay members who together compose the United Methodist Church in the Southeastern PA region. It is located at the intersection of Madison and Monroe avenues, just off of Trooper Road (SR 363), near the Trooper Road exit on PA Highway 422. We are south of Egypt Road and near Audubon Square Shopping Center in Eagleville. For GPS navigation, use the address: 1040 Madison Avenue.

The building, with a sizeable parking lot, is owned and operated by the Eastern PA Conference and was dedicated December 13, 1975. It houses the offices of Resident Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, leader of the Philadelphia Episcopal Area, and the Eastern PA Conference offices of the Treasurer, Connectional Ministries, Pension & Health Benefits, Communications and Congregational Development. It also houses the main offices of the Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation, which serves three conferences. Also working occasionally out of the conference center are the Coordinators of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, Latino Ministries, and the Development for Camp & Retreat Ministries.

Along with 11 enclosed offices and three unenclosed offices, the Conference Center has two full meeting rooms and several open meeting areas. Meeting Room A, the largest, can accommodate about two dozen people seated at tables, or additional seating in classroom style and around the perimeter. It also has a retractable screen for visual projection and a worship altar with a cross, candles and a large Bible. Meeting Room B is board-style conference room with a large meeting table and 10 chairs, plus space for additional perimeter seating.

There is an open, usually unoccupied office containing two desks and a small meeting table with chairs. There is another small, open meeting space in the back, with a table and eight chairs. We also have a workroom with photocopiers and a small prayer chapel.

The conference center has a full kitchen inside a staff break room, and a small kitchen equipped to accommodate meetings. We currently have no receptionist in our lobby.