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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    about / Benefits and Administrative Services

    Church Employers & Clergy Taxes

    This page is a resource to Local Churches with information related to their role as employer, including employment law compliance, payroll/taxes, general support policies, and other various human resources and benefits related topics that may need to be addressed from time to time. It is the responsibility of each Local Church to be aware of both Federal and State laws and regulations that they are required to follow.

    If you have any questions about employment/human resource issues, please contact Tracy Rickett, Human Resources Generalist, at (315) 898-2017 or email at

    With more than 140,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 825 local churches and 90 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."