Paul and Marjorie Whitteberry Congregational Development Revolving Loan Fund

The New England Conference is blessed by and thankful to the late Rev. Paul N. Whitteberry for his generosity, his foresight, and his passion for keeping our churches structurally sound as beacons of God’s light. 

Rev. Whitteberry and his wife established The Paul and Marjorie Whitteberry Congregational Development Revolving Loan Fund in 1986 for churches in the former Southern New England Conference. 

The fund is designed for "capital development of lands and buildings for sanctuaries, class facilities, meeting rooms and parsonages as well as the purchase of land for church extension. Money may be loaned to new congregations as well as existing congregations which have capital building and renovation needs."

The theology behind this loan fund is biblically based – that we help one another grow, so as funds are repaid, they become available for others’ use.

If your church is planning an expansion or renovation, be aware that the Whitteberry Revolving Loan Fund is a source that could help provide more or better room to serve. 

The fund is administered by the Conference Board of Trustees and an application is available in the Form Finder section of this site.

About Rev. Whitteberry

Rev. Whitteberry began his service as pastor of the Oak Square United Methodist Church in Brighton, MA, in 1953. It was there that he met his wife, Marjorie. He served as pastor for 38 years in 10 churches in the former Southern New England Conference of The United Methodist Church. He also had a passion to revitalize and repair the buildings and grounds of the churches in which he served. He died Oct. 14, 2014.

If you have questions, contact Bill Burnside, Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services, at wburnside@neumc.org or (978) 682-8055 ext. 110.