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GCFA Adds Behr as Newest Ministry Partner

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

Nashville, Tennessee – The Connectional Relations Team of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) has added Behr Paint Company as its newest ministry partner. Behr Paint Company is one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains, surface preparation, and application products for do-it-yourselfers and professionals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Founded in 1947, Behr Paint is dedicated to meeting the project needs of professionals with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and value. Behr now provides special discounts to churches and other United Methodist entities and is committed to serving ministry projects in our denomination.

“Behr Paint Company is excited to work with the General Council on Finance & Administration (GCFA) for The United Methodist Church (UMC),” said John Seidensticker, Executive Vice President of Sales at Behr Paint Company. “As America’s Most Trusted Paint Brand*, Behr is proud to offer high-quality products and cost-effective solutions for UMC members, with the lowest price per gallon on top-rated BEHR® Paint, Stains & Primers, guaranteed. We look forward to working alongside UMC members to create vibrant and inspiring environments for the community.”

The new partnership with Behr further compliments other ministry partners who work to enhance ministry properties. Behr works in conjunction with GCFA’s current ministry partner, The Home Depot, to offer discounts on paints, stains, and primers for do-it-yourselfers and professionals.

Kellie Schmeal, Relationship Director at GCFA said, "Expanding our network of ministry partners is an integral part of our mission to empower United Methodist churches and affiliated organizations in their endeavors. Welcoming Behr to our esteemed roster of partners signifies a significant step forward in our shared commitment to bolstering ministries and their essential work."

*Ranked most trusted paint brand based on the 2023 Lifestory Research study.

To learn more about the Ministry Partner program, visit the GCFA Partner page, or contact the Connectional Relations team at or 866-367-4232.


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