Our logo defines the church secretary as "the hub of the wheel which has spokes radiating to all of the church". The role of today's church secretary is more than that of a volunteer "called" to service and can have many different titles such as office administrator, church administrator, secretary, etc. We are responsible professionals. The job we perform is the same as any secretary in the business world, with the added responsibility of maintaining the utmost confidentiality of all of the members of the congregation in which we work, and the Minister(s) and other church staff we work with. Along with up-to-date computer skills, we must enjoy people of all ages and be willing to listen attentively to all manner of concerns, from the leaking faucet in the washroom to the social issues. We have not one working relationship but possibly several hundred, depending on the size of the congregation. The goal is to make these work relationships as mutual and supportive as possible. The Professional Church Secretaries' Association was formed in 1993 with input from secretaries of several denominations who felt they needed support and recognition at all levels of the church structure as a unified body of professional business people. The Association is supported solely by membership fees.