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


Mr. Mayer has served as treasurer of the Pacific Union Conference since 2019, a role that emphasizes the responsible allocation of resources within the territory as part of the leadership team.

Mayer has extensive experience in accounting and financial management. He spent three years at Pacific Union College as a staff accountant and six years outside the church in medical management. Returning to church work, Mayer spent the last 17 years at the Pacific Union Conference as senior accountant, assistant treasurer, associate treasurer, and undertreasurer before being elected treasurer.

He also serves in a volunteer capacity as treasurer of his local congregation, Camarillo Seventh-day Adventist Church, as academy finance chair, and until 2021 as supervisory committee chair for California Adventist Federal Credit Union.

A native of California, Mayer is a graduate of Rio Lindo Academy and Pacific Union College, where he studied business administration with triple emphases in accounting, marketing, and management. He also received training from Andrews University in Michigan and is certified in Planned Giving and Trust Services from the North American Division.

Mayer is married to Michelle, and they have three children.



Tim Stubbert


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.



Christiana Parris

Associate Treasurer

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.



Bill Liers

IT Director and Associate Treasurer

Bill Liers has served as director of Information Technology for more than 20 years. He also consults with 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.



Leanne Garrison

Senior Accountant

Leanne Garrison has been on the accounting staff at the Pacific Union Conference 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 Conference 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.



Debra Goldsmith

Junior Accountant

Debra works in Treasury as accounts receivable clerk/cashier.

Detailed, kind, and efficient, Debra possesses a strong work ethic and determination to complete tasks in a timely manner.

She recently returned to her hometown of Simi Valley and enjoys spending time with her extended family and friends. Debra feels blessed to be given the opportunity to serve the Lord working at the Pacific Union Conference, and she is looking forward to becoming more involved at her new church through volunteering at the Food Connect and serving those in need within the community.



Peggy Liebelt

Administrative Assistant



Judy Videla

Accounts Payable Clerk



Etelia Warden

Senior Accountant and Public Notary

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.