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DOWNLOAD BROCHURE: “Sowing to the Spirit: How Apportionment Giving Connects and Sustains Us”

The Office of the Conference Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services acts as the chief financial officer of the Annual Conference and supervises other administrative functions, including Human Resources and Pension and Health Benefits.

UMCSC Trustees: Discerning the best use of God’s grace

The Trustees of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church released this statement regarding the disbursement of tithes received from churches that separated from the denomination in 2023:After 113 local churches in the South Carolina Conference...

UMCSC recruiting for Conference Benefits Officer

The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is recruiting a Conference Benefits Officer, who is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration of employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, disability and death benefits....

Apportionment giving remained strong in 2023

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists remained strong in 2023 – nearly reaching the 90 percent level. The 2023 rate of 88.9 percent was down slightly from 89.2 percent in 2022, said Beth Westbury, conference treasurer and director of administrative...

Seminar: How to prevent, identify church embezzlement

The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is offering local church leaders an opportunity to attend a seminar designed to help them prevent embezzlement, how to spot it, and what to do about it. "Protecting Your Church From Embezzlement" is...

IRS boosts standard mileage rates for the rest of 2022

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

Here to help

Beth Westbury

Conference Treasurer
Director of Administrative Services

bwestbury@umcsc.org
803-726-6741

Susan Williams

Accounts Payable
Assistant

swilliams@umcsc.org
803-735-8791

Rev. Mitch Houston

Chairperson, Council on
Finance and Administration

dmhouston@umcsc.org

Whom to call

Accounts
Payable

Contact Susan Williams with questions about payments on invoices or reimbursements.

swilliams@umcsc.org
803-735-8791

Apportionments
and Statements

Contact Stephanie Henry with questions about apportionments or statements.

sponds@umcsc.org
803-735-8795

Direct Billing
and Benefits

Contact Stephanie Henry with questions about direct billing or benefits if you are in the Anderson, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville or Greenwood districts.

sponds@umcsc.org
803-735-8795

Direct Billing
and Benefits

Contact Lynn Jenkins with questions about direct billing or benefits if you are in the Hartsville, Marion, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Spartanburg or Walterboro districts.

ljenkins@umcsc.org
803-735-8782

Retirement
and Planning

Contact the Rev. Chris Lollis if you are currently retired or planning to retire and you need information.

cmlollis@umcsc.org
803-602-0710

All other questions

If your question does not match one of the above topics, please contact Beth Westbury.

Mailing Address:
4908 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Fax: 803-691-6604

Resources

Guidance for filing W-2 forms

View “Pathways” online

Download “Pathways” as pdf

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