Our members work hard and sacrifice much in order to support the mission and work of the Church. All gifts are sacred, from a $5 bill dropped in the offering plate to a regular investment of tithe submitted through a standing order. Our Treasury Department prayerfully safeguards and invests the funds God’s family entrusts to the mission of the church. We know the money does not come easily, and we take our responsibility to make sure that it is spent wisely very seriously.
Stephen Mayer previously served as undertreasurer of the Pacific Union Conference since 2013 and has worked in the Pacific Union Treasury department in various roles since 2004. He is a graduate of Pacific Union College where he studied Business Administration with a triple emphasis in accounting, marketing, and management. Mayer also received his certification in Planned Giving and Trust Services in 2009 and currently serves on the board of the Western Adventist Foundation. Mayer is a California native, and along with his wife, Michelle, and family are active members of the Camarillo Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Bill Liers has served as director of information technology for more than twenty years. He also consults the North American Division regarding its accounting software needs. Liers is responsible for the design, programming, implementation, and production of all new computer technology systems and for the production and maintenance of existing systems. He previously served the Union as a treasurer and technology director for the Home Health Education Service. He is a graduate of Columbia Union College.
Tim has served as Undertreasurer at the Pacific Union Conference since May 2019. Previously, starting in 2006, he worked at the Pacific Union Conference in the Treasury Department. He holds undergraduate degrees in Healthcare Management and Accounting and Finance, as well as his Executive Juris Doctorate. Stubbert is a native of California. He is married to Kimberly Stubbert, who serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Education for Pacific Union Conference. Tim and Kim have two children, Rachel and Kaitlyn. Tim enjoys architecture, mountain biking, and hiking in the beautiful outdoors that our God has created.
Jim (Marion James Griggs Jr.) began his service with the Pacific Union Conference in 2011. Previously serving at Southeastern California Conference, he started his accounting work at Pacific Union College, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. After serving as the chief financial officer for governmental, healthcare, and community college institutions, Jim now uses his multi-industry experience to support users of the Adventist Accounting Systems International and Adventist Payroll System software. Jim earned a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from La Sierra University along with his wife, Andrea, who currently serves as the chief administrative officer at Quiet Hour Ministries. Jim is proud of his two daughters: Nicole, who is pursuing graduate studies at Washington State University after graduating summa cum laude from Walla Walla University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics; and Samantha, who has served as a student missionary in the Marshall Islands and is currently attending Walla Walla University’s school of engineering.
Christiana Parris has served as associate treasurer of the Pacific Union Conference since 2017. Previously the assistant treasurer, she has worked in the Pacific Union Treasury Department in various roles since 2012. She graduated from Pacific Union College with a bachelor’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. She also received a master’s degree in Accounting from Golden Gate University with a concentration in Forensic Accounting. Christiana is a native of Nigeria.
Etelia Warden moved from Northern California to Ventura County early in 2016 to work at the Pacific Union Conference. She is currently serving as an accountant and public notary. Besides notarizing documents for the office, she also reconciles bank and investor accounts. Additional duties include validating auditor verifications, processing remittance reports from conferences, as well as assisting the process of many reports. Etelia is a graduate of Southern Adventist University in Tennessee.
Leanne Garrison has been on the accounting staff since 1993, holding the accounts receivable/cashier position. Her responsibilities include working with payroll processing and plant assets while continuing to work with the Pacific Union loan funds and overseeing the A/R processes. Leanne is a native of Maryland; she moved to California in 1985 with her husband, who pastored in the Southern California Conference. She has two adult daughters, Michelle and Amy.