by Craig This*
The U.S. annual conferences (54 reporting) of the United Methodist Church employed 3,231 individuals
in 2009, according to the 2009 annual conference desk audits conducted by the General Commission on Race and
Religion and the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women. Of those employed, 75% or 2,432 are
employed in the categories 1-3 positions (executives/directors, professionnals, managers/administrators) and
25% or 799 are employed in the categories 4-6 positions (technicians, administration/clerical support,
service/maintenance workers) (see Table 1).