Heartspring Methodist Foundation and the Texas Conference are again co-sponsoring seminars for clergy, and church staff or laity participating in the financial management of the local church.
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300 W. Erwin St.
Tyler TX 75702
|St. Paul’s UMC
5501 Main St.
Houston TX 77004
|Presenter: Frank Sommerville||Presenter: Nate Berneking|
If you prefer to register by mail, please download a PDF of the registration form to print and send along with your check.
8:45-9:15 am: Registration
9:15-12:15 pm: Clergy Tax Seminar
12:15-1:30 pm: Lunch on your own
12:45-1:30 pm: Registration (PM session only)
1:30-4:00 pm: Church Finance / Legal Update Seminar
Each individual session is $45.00. Attend BOTH sessions for only $80.00. The cost of registration includes the book(s), all related handout materials, and presentation.
Clergy Tax Seminar:
There are no prerequisites to attend. Attendees should expect to gain knowledge about relevant changes to current tax laws, and learn about payroll issues related to ministers such as employment status, housing allowances, reimbursable expenses, tax free benefits, retirement plans, and more. The presenter will be using the 2015 version of Zondervan’s Minister’s Tax and Financial Guide, a copy of which is included with your registration.
CPE: 3 hours of Continuing Professional Education Credit.
Church Finance & Legal Update Seminar:
There are no prerequisites to attend. Attendees should expect to gain specific knowledge about relevant changes to current tax laws, and learn more about the basics of general church finance, including how to handle unique issues related to church employees and contractors, reimbursement plans, charitable gifts, tax deductible contributions, expense reimbursement, financial records and reporting, and more. The presenter will be using the 2015 version of Zondervan’s Church and Non-Profit Tax and Financial Guide, a copy of which is included with your registration.
CPE: 2.5 hours of Continuing Professional Education Credit.
Frank Sommerville will present the Tyler seminar. He is an attorney with the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski and Zuber, PC and has served non-profit institutions of all sizes as a bookkeeper, accountant, auditor, tax advisor and advocate, litigator and legal advisor. Sommerville also is a discussion leader for the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) on non-profit issues. His law practice concentrates on taxation, church and non-profit legal issues, estate planning, probate and related taxation.
Rev. Nate Berneking will present the Houston seminar. He is Director of Finance and Administrative Ministries for the Missouri Annual Conference. He attended seminary at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology a few years after his work as an attorney in corporate law. He served as pastor in St. Louis and Chesterfield, Missouri before joining the staff of the Missouri Annual Conference. Berneking also wrote a book on clergy finance published in 2017.
For more information, contact Krystol B. Wheeler.