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:

2021 budget & apportionments mailed to pastors

The 2020 apportionment and billed funds information for individual congregations, plus the Conference Treasurer’s overall Narrative Budget, was mailed to each local church lead pastor as of 11/9/2020. See 2021 Budget Narrative.

GCFA automates Group Ruling request process

GCFA has automated the process of obtaining the Group Ruling (501(c)3 documentation for your church or other United Methodist organization.  By clicking below, you will be taken to the group ruling website.

Contact the GCFA Legal Services Department at with any additional questions.  For technical support please contact the Web Site Administrator at

Click here to be taken to the site to complete your Application for the United Methodist Church Group Ruling.

Get listed on GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.  It’s free and easy through the group ruling application site.  Click here for more information.

PA tax exemption extended until 12/31

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 December 31, 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

More Updates:


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.