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General Secretary & Treasurer

Appadurai Moses
Rathan Kumar


"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

Appadurai Moses Rathan Kumar is the General Secretary and Treasurer for the General Council on Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church (GCFA). With over 32 years of experience, he was elected the General Secretary of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) in August, 2008.

Prior to accepting this role, Moses Kumar served for eight years as the Treasurer and Executive Director of Administrative Ministries for the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Prior to this service, Kumar worked at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania culminating in four years of service as the Vice President for Finance and Operations.

As general secretary of GCFA, Moses Kumar serves as the chief executive of the agency. The Book of Discipline, ¶¶ 801-823, outlines the roles and responsibilities of GCFA and its areas of ministry to the Church. Kumar possesses, and has exemplified, innovative vision for ministry in the services provided by GCFA in increasing its responsibilities to the people of The United Methodist Church. 

Kumar holds a Master of Business Administration from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Commerce from Madras Christian College in India. He is married to Rev. Felicia Kumar and they have two adult daughters, four grandsons, and one granddaughter.

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