Treasurer’s Office

James Brown

Treasurer
(484) 762-8224
jbrown@epaumc.org


Lawrence Lee

Comptroller
(484) 762-8209
(610) 666-9090 Ext. 1007
llee@epaumc.org

Beth_Lishon

Beth Lishon

Accountant
(610) 666-9090 Ext. 1023
blishon@epaumc.org


For accounts payable, accounts receivable, and moving expenses, please email AccountsPayable@epaumc.org.
For remittance questions or concerns, please email Remittances@epaumc.org.

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


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 legal@gcfa.org with any additional questions.  For technical support please contact the Web Site Administrator at support@gcfa.org.

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


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

Resources
  • Funding for Ministry and Leadership Development Booklet
  • 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.