Treasurer’s Office

James Brown

(484) 762-8224

Lawrence Lee

(484) 762-8209
(610) 666-9090 Ext. 1007


Beth Lishon

(610) 666-9090 Ext. 1023

For accounts payable, accounts receivable, and moving expenses, please email
For remittance questions or concerns, please email

 Click here for instructions for the new Remittance payment system, MissionConnect: Ministry Financials

Updates from the Treasurer’s Office

February 6, 2020

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we move into this new decade, Shelby Systems support for the remittance system is scheduled to end. The conference staff has explored numerous options. We have selected to implement Mission Connect: Ministry Financials.

The system has more functionality and is user-friendly. The staff worked very hard over the last few months to ensure the data was entered into the database.

Enclosed is the January 2020 remittance statement and instructions for accessing the statement and payments on the  online  portal.  The  new web  address  is

A link to the February remittance statements will be emailed on February 14, 2020. Beginning in March 2020, the link to your statements will be emailed no later than the 7th day of each month.

Please do not hesitate to contact remittance staff at 610-666-9090 ext. 1023 or if you need assistance or have any questions.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.


James P. Brown
Conference Treasurer

 Click here for instructions to get started with MissionConnect: Ministry Financials

PA tax exemption extended until September 30

Due to delays in processing of sales tax exemptions as a result of COVID-19, the PA state revenue department is extending the Eastern PA Conference’s tax-exempt status and that of its subsidiary churches until September 30, 2020. The extension is intended to assist conferences and subsidiary churches in continuing daily operations without interruption of exempt status.

EPA Sales Tax Exemption Letter

2019 Statistical Report

It’s once again time for your church to prepare your Statistical Report. As Senior Pastor, you are responsible for sharing this information with the appropriate church leaders. All churches are required to submit the Statistical Report using the EZRA Data Management System of the General Board of Finance and Administration.  Learn more.

2020 budget & apportionments mailed to pastors

The 2020 apportionment and billed funds information for individual congregations, plus the Conference Treaurer’s overall Narrative Budget, was mailed to each local church lead pastor as of 10/18/2019. See 2020 Budget Narrative

  • 2020 Budget Narrative
  • Equitable Compensation Application for 2020 funds. Due October 23, 2019 For Calendar Year 2020 Funding. — Here is the 2020 application for Equitable Compensation Funds. Each year at Annual Conference the Commission on Equitable Compensation recommends the base compensation standards for pastors in our EPA Conference, which is then approved by vote at each session of Annual Conference. Local churches that are not able to pay the full amount of the minimum compensation to their pastor may apply for and receive supplemental funds from the annual conference. These funds are provided through the Equitable Compensation Fund, which is funded by the Annual Conference budget.
Funding for Ministry Resources
Scholarships & Grants
IRS Mileage Rate for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 57.5 cents per mile driven for business use, down 0.5 cents from the rate for 2019,
  • 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down 3 cents from the rate for 2019, and
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

The business mileage rate decreased 0.5 cents for business travel driven and 3 cents for medical and certain moving expense from the rates for 2019. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.