Business Managers’ & Treasurers’ Workshop

2017 LCMS Nebraska District Treasurer/Business Manager Workshop

If you are an LCMS member who has financial responsibilities within the church, school or other LCMS ministry, you won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity!  This one day event is sponsored by LCEF and will cover informative topics for both new and experienced leaders. Register now for this comprehensive church and school workshop.The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at Eugene T Mahoney State Park, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Red Oak Room in the Peter Kiewit Lodge.  Lunch is provided!  If a one day park permit is needed, stop at the park entrance and let them know you will be attending the workshop.  Rooms are available at the park at your expense by contacting the park at 402-944-2523, ext. 7330.  Additional details and registration are available by going to You can also contact Joyce Bruha at for more information.

Tentative Agenda:

8:30 Registration & Fellowship
9:00 Opening Comments (District Treasurer, Paul Pettit)
9:05 Devotions (District President, Rich Snow)
9:20 About the Nebraska District LCMS (President Snow)
9:50 Lutheran Church Extension Fund (Nebraska District LCEF, Nathan Meier)
10:50 Break
11:00 Overview of the Congregational Treasurer’s Manual
(Karen Sansone, MAcc, CPA, LCMS Director of Tax & Compliance)
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Karen Sansone, MAcc, CPA, LCMS Director of Tax & Compliance
2:15 Break
2:30 Karen Sansone, MAcc, CPA, LCMS Director of Tax & Compliance
3:15 Barney Insurance (Agent/Broker, Jordan Isaacson)
4:00 Financial Resource List (Nebraska District Congregational Treasurer, Monica Heller)
4:20 Question & Answer (Paul Pettit)
4:30 Closing Comments (Paul Pettit)

Focus Topic: Overview of the Congregational Treasurer’s Manual

Led by Karen Sansone, MAcc, CPA, LCMS, Director of Tax & Compliance

Karen will walk you through the LCMS Congregational Treasurer’s Manual. This is a great opportunity for church treasurers and business managers to have their questions answered.

The Congregational Treasurer’s Manual is an indispensable resource for treasurers and staff of congregations throughout the Synod. Topics that Karen will highlight in the manual include:

  • Employment Issues
  • Ministers of the Gospel
  • Housing (Parsonage) Allowance
  • Lay Employees
  • Tax-favored Savings Plans
  • Business Expenses
  • Payroll and other Information Returns
  • Tax Exempt Status
  • Contributions by Donors
  • Unrelated Business Income

Sufficient time will be given to have your questions answered.

Other Topics include:
  • Lutheran Church Extension Fund, Nate Meier and Robyn Streck:  LCEF’s Business Solutions for Growing, Investing and Borrowing
  • Barney Insurance, Inc., Jordan Isaacson: Most common questions asked by churches about safety

Click here to register for this workshop.

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