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.
Theodore R. Benson, Treasurer
Ted Benson has served as Treasurer of the Pacific Union Conference since 2005, and has worked in the Pacific Union treasury department in various roles since 1976—as systems analyst, associate treasurer, and undertreasurer. Benson previously worked for Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) where he helped facilitate the conversion from IBM systems to RCA/Univac systems, and Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) where he was trained to handle IBM System 370 for scientific processing.
He is a graduate of La Sierra Academy and Loma Linda University (La Sierra campus) where he studied business administration and accounting. He completed training in systems engineering at IBM offices in Los Angeles. Benson is a native of California, having been born in Riverside. He is married to Beverly Kay (Wood), and they have one adult son, Ted, Jr.
Stephen Mayer, Undertreasurer
Stephen Mayer has served as undertreasurer of the Pacific Union Conference since 2013, and has worked in the Pacific Union Treasury department in various roles since 2004–as a senior accountant, assistant treasurer, and an associate treasurer. Mayer previously worked as Chief Financial Officer of Diversified Medical Management, Inc., in Redlands, CA, handling accounting, financial management, contracts, and administration. Prior to that, Mayer was a staff accountant at Pacific Union College. 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 also serves the Adventist community outside of the office in many capacities: Supervisory chair of Glendale Adventist Credit Union since 2005, Calimesa SDA Church treasurer since 2006, and Newbury Park Adventist Academy finance chair since 2013. Mayer is a native of California, having been born in Riverside. He is married to Michelle Antuna Mayer, and they have three children, Zachary, Megan, and Madison.
Bill Liers, Associate Treasurer
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 Stubbert, Associate Treasurer
Etelia Warden, Accountant
Judy Videla, Accounts Payable Clerk
Leanne Garrison, Senior Accounting Clerk/Accounts Receivable/Cashier