Macon Conference offices moving this week


This week, the Conference offices in Macon will move to a new, shared home.

They will share space at 3040 Riverside Drive, about a mile and a half from the current Episcopal office.

“We’re pleased to have the Episcopal office, Ministerial Services office, Administrative Services office, the Director of Connectional Ministries, and Georgia United Methodist Foundation’s South Georgia office all in one place,” said Dr. Derek McAleer, Director of Administrative Services, who has shepherded this transition. “As we navigate what promises to be a year full of conversations, opportunities, and change, being together will make our work much easier.”

The rent will be slightly lower than the combined rent the offices had been paying, he said, and the new facility will enable the Macon staff to be together.

The three offices will move Feb. 20-21. Staff may be hard to reach during the transition, Dr. McAleer said, due to disconnected phone service and Internet service. District Superintendents should be contacted with needs and emergencies.

The combined offices will be located at 3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2; Macon, GA  31210.

The Administrative Services office will transition to sharing the Episcopal Office’s post office box, PO Box 7227; Macon, GA 31209-7227, and will close PO Box 13145. Mail will be forwarded for a while. Apportionment and benefits payments should be sent to PO Box 7227; Macon, GA 31209-7227, beginning Feb. 18.

The three offices will continue to use their current phone numbers for now, but it is likely they will eventually transition to fewer numbers in the coming months.

Email addresses are not expected to change.

“We are grateful to Riverside United Methodist Church which has graciously hosted our Episcopal office these past few years and to Richard Jones, who has hosted our Administrative Services office since 2004 – without ever raising the rent! These partners have enabled our ministry, and we want to share our appreciation to them,” Dr. McAleer said.