Welcome!

Welcome to the Finance & Administration Office webpage. Our mission is to provide exceptional service in the areas of financial management, benefits administration and record preservation for local churches and the elected leadership of the Wisconsin Annual Conference.

Updates

  • NEW APPORTIONMENT SOFTWARE IS LIVE!  Ministry Financial Software is now live. To get started, you will need your GCFA number and your conference number, which are in the top right corner of your monthly statement. View instructions
  • Final 2019 apportionment statements - January 2020 apportionment statements and new software instructions were mailed Thursday, February 13 to all pastors and treasurers.  Be watching for these and let us know if you have any questions or adjustments
  • 2019 Statistical Reporting – If you have not yet completed your reporting, please get it submitted.  Don Cramer, our statistician, can’t report on the results until all information is in.  As of 2/13/20, 64% of churches had submitted their reports, 8% were in progress and 28% had not yet started!

Contact Us!

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 – 4:30
Phone: 608-837-7320
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Mailing Address: 750 Windsor St, Ste 104, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

 

Our Staff

Sarah Sneider Sarah Sneider
Treasurer & Director of Administration
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  • Legal, Budget and Statistics Issues
  • Insurance (other than health)
  • Church Building, Property, Equipment & Real Estate Issues
  • Apportionment Calculations & Adjustments

Rev. Jean Nicholas, Conference Benefits Officer Rev. Jean Nicholas
Conference Benefits Officer
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  • Health Insurance – HealthFlex (actives) or AmWins (retirees)
  • Pension - Wespath
  • Healthflex Cafeteria Plan
  • Death of Clergy, Laity & Spouses
  • Retirement Benefits
 

Lisa Adler, Accounting Clerk Lisa Adler
Accountant
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  • Payroll Processor
  • Reviews expense vouchers
  • Reconciliations

Lynn Lubkeman, Conference Archivist Lynn Lubkeman
Conference Archivist
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  • Administers Conference archival materials
  • Researches records for staff, churches, genealogists and researchers
  • Provides guidance to churches on records management
 

Katie Hoeppner, Service Department Manager Katie Hoeppner
Service Department Manager
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  • Handles incoming and outgoing mail
  • Update and maintain portion of the Conference Database
  • Handles copy jobs, assembly jobs, and supply orders for various offices
 

Conference Budget

Our giving transforms Wisconsin and the World! The faithful giving of the local United Methodist Churches within Wisconsin empowers much needed ministry. Our mission is to Make Disciples for the Transformation of the World and we accomplish that through the giving of time, talents and treasures of the people of Wisconsin! Access information on our budget in summary, detail and narrative forms.

Local Church Finances

Our Finance and Administration Office is a resource for local United Methodist Churches in Wisconsin. The task of providing leadership in financial ministry is a great honor and an awesome responsibility. As a leader and steward, we want to provide you with a basic understanding of your role and the best practices. View resources on handling your church finances and view information on upcoming trainings, both in person and via webinar.

 

Apportionments

Apportionment is the term used to describe the amount that each United Methodist congregation is asked to contribute to the wider United Methodist Church in support of our missions and ministries around the world. In other words, it is A Portion Meant for Others. We sometimes call Apportionments the term Connectional Giving because it is an outward and visible sign of the connection within the UMC.

View videos, guides, and more on Why We Give and What We Support through our Shared Connectional Ministries!

Online Giving

Churches

Ministry Financials is our new apportionment software.  Here is a link: umcdata.net/WI.  The login and password is your church GCFA number and conference number.  Please contact Lisa Adler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need help.

Individuals

We encourage individuals to give through your local church offering plate by writing the project/fund number in the memo of your check or envelope. But we also accept donations online. Browse the online giving website for individuals!