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Many ministries struggle with complex payroll procedures and staying compliant with changing legal requirements. Monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting are time-consuming, and it can be difficult to maintain consistency should a payroll administrator be out of the office.

Wespath is pleased to offer employers an affordable payroll processing and tax compliance solution through our partnership with Paychex. In addition, Paychex offers integration for retirement contributions from payroll to Wespath Benefits and Investments. Learn how you can save time on payroll and focus on what really matters—the work God has put before you.

Why Outsource Payroll?
Moving your payroll-processing and tax-compliance solutions to an outside vendor can free up valuable resources to focus on your ministry and help you stay in compliance with changing regulations.

Why Paychex?
Paychex has more than 45 years of payroll experience, and outstanding customer service and accuracy. The company has expertise in the unique needs of church payroll, including the clergy housing allowance exclusion. UMC organizations receive a discount of 35% on Paychex services.

Paychex manages withholdings, payroll via direct deposit or check, tax compliance, and timely deposits and filings, in addition to providing custom reports for financial review.

Join the more than 800 United Methodist Church ministries that have already chosen Paychex.

How to Get Started Saving 35% on Paychex Services

  • Online—go to https://pages.paychex.com/wespath and fill out the contact form
  • By phone—Call the UMC’s dedicated account representative, Jeff Kohl, at 1-800-313-0767 and provide code 5750 for a 35% discount

For more information, visit https://pages.paychex.com/wespath or view the March 2019 Conference Forum presentation outlining Paychex’s services.


If your organization is already using Paychex but has not completed a benefits integration with Wespath, complete and return the Addendum.