Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure - Minnesota Chapter

A group photo from the 2018 retreat of PAUMCS.

The Minnesota Chapter of the Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) offers opportunities for fellowship, support, continuing education, professional development, and spiritual growth to administrative workers within the Minnesota Annual Conference. Whether your title is secretary, administrative assistant, or office manager, and whether you are a volunteer or paid staff, PAUMCS celebrates your contribution to the vitality of churches, districts, and the annual conference.

Minnesota PAUMCS offers inspiration, continuing education, and fellowship at its annual meeting in the fall. A spring retreat is designed to renew spirits. Regular PAUMCS newsletters are sources of information. Additionally, membership in PAUMCS provides a professional connection, supportive network, and event discounts.

Safeguarding Your Church Resources

At our Annual Meeting in October we recorded the key sessions and are able to share them with you.

  • Physical Safety, with Chris Carr, offers information and suggestions for securing your space and planning ahead for emergency situations.
  • Cyber Safety, with Brent Morris, looks at how internet crimes happen and what you can do to prevent (or at least prepare for) them.
  • Procedural Safety, with members of the Conference Finance and Administration group, talks about best practices and procedures for financial matters, sharing space and workers’ compensation.

Resources shared:

Complete the PAUMCS membership enrollment form

Download PAUMCS scholarship application (to request assistance in paying for events)

View 2021-22 officers and committees

Upcoming Events

Minnesota Chapter PAUMCS Conference and Annual Meeting: Oct. 17, 2022. Learn more and register.

2023 PAUMCS Annual Meeting: April 27-29, 2023, Bloomington, MN. Learn more and save the date.

Recap of 2022 Retreat & Looking Forward to 2023

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee…

Are you humming the hymn yet?

A dozen PAUMCS members met at Koronis Ministries in Paynesville for our 2022 Spring Retreat April 29-30.

Pastor Karen Evenson led us on an exploration of what brings us joy and deliberately choosing an attitude of Joy in our lives.

As well as exercising our brains, we played, prayed, ate, and relaxed. Some of took early morning walks. (And some of us got wetter than others in the rainy weather.) We spun the Wheel of Joy and some folks did some crafting.

It was lovely to be able to leave stresses behind and enjoy each others’ company, the welcoming hospitality at Koronis, and the idyllic lake setting.

And for MN PAUMCS Retreat in 2023?

We will be hosting the National PAUMCS Gathering in Minneapolis April 27-29, 2023. Please plan to participate in that. If you are unable to help with hosting or preparations, please join us virtually or in person.

Our Minnesota Chapter will hold a fun event sometime after National in spring or early summer 2023 just for us. Not an overnight retreat, but a get-together. Maybe a high tea at the Mad Hatter in Anoka? Perhaps the Game Show Battle Room in Golden Valley? Any votes? Let the Retreat Committee know.

Job Descriptions

Executive Committee


Vice President




Membership Secretary


Nominating Committee

By-Law Committee

Scholarship Committee

Retreat Committee


Gail Johnson, Minnesota president / (612) 230-6125

Laurie Huston, Minnesota publicity/communications / (612) 230-6153

Linda Bowers, Minnesota Retreat Committee / (612) 230-6126

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Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058