Administrative Support

The Treasurer’s office of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference is a hub of activity. Our primary goal is to provide quality service to the churches of the annual conference. The phones and the computer terminals at our desks are humming all day long with messages and emails asking questions, seeking information or how to advice or instruction on local church or annual conference matters. There are no insignificant questions. We are ready to answer your needs or find the answer as quickly as possible.

We are commonly asked about apportionments, benefits, fire and liability coverage, property tax, income tax for clergy, church structure, questions about the Discipline, accounting issues, safe church guidelines, moving expenses and the list goes on and on. Feel free to call the office when you need help, we are here to service you.

A couple of common questions we get:

IRS mileage allowance
The IRS has changed the maximum allowable mileage rate for business travel to 56¢ per mile beginning January 1, 2021 (the rate is 57.5¢ for 2020). The rate for volunteers remains at 14 cents per mile.

Where can I find the Group Ruling Form for tax purposes?
You can find Group Ruling Request Form, and other helpful information, on the General Council on Finance and Administration website. Click this link to access the Group Ruling Application site. Click here for some helpful instructions.

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Treasurer/Benefits Staff

Brant Henshaw 
Pacific Northwest Conference Treasurer
206-870-6832 | Email 

Bruce Galvin 
Conference Benefits Officer
206-870-6819 | Email 

Rik Jamieson 
Assistant Treasurer
206-870-6818 | Email 

Pam Kaiser 
Accountant
206-870-6817 | Fax: 206-870-6839 | Email 

Cathy Lang 
Clergy Benefits Receivables
Building Manager
Wesley Homes Room Reservations
206-870-6816 | Email

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