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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.

2021 apportionment giving surpasses pre-pandemic levels

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists surpassed 91 percent in 2021 – continuing a remarkable performance during a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 rate of 91.67 percent was up from 87.16 percent in 2020, said Beth Westbury, conference...

IRS standard mileage rates going up for 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.

Help for churches filing W-2 forms

  Each January, many churches prepare their own W-2 forms for employees. For churches that file their own W-2s without the assistance of a payroll processing company, the Conference Treasurer's Office recommends using the Social Security Administration’s website...

UMCSC churches should confirm E-Verify compliance

State law requires churches to file certain forms whenever they hire new employees, whether the employees are clergy or lay. The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church strongly encourages local church leaders to ensure that they are in compliance...

2020 apportionment giving tops “amazing” 87 percent amid pandemic

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists surpassed 87 percent in 2020 – “an amazing performance” in light of a year disrupted by a pandemic that severely restricted the ability of local churches to gather for worship. The 2020 rate of 87.16 percent was...

Here to help

Beth Westbury

Conference Treasurer
Director of Administrative Services

bwestbury@umcsc.org
803-726-6741

Heather Nordeoff

Accounting
Manager

hnordeoff@umcsc.org
803-724-5753

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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