Congregational Treasurers and Bookkeepers Workshop 2017

October 21, 2017
8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
14206 Flagg Road
Rochelle, IL  61068

Guest Speakers:
Thomas Hammar, CPA
Molly Hammar-Shattuck, Staff Accountant
And By Web Cam, Richard Hammar, Attorney, CPA, & Author

Register Online on the right or download the registration form.

As you are probably aware, church accounting is not the same as business accounting.

This workshop is to help with accounting issues that arise in congregations.

Preliminary Topics that are being considered for discussion are:

  • Practical Safeguards Aimed at Preventing Church Embezzlement
  • Internal Controls – In Small and Large Congregations
  • When do I need an Outside Audit?
  • Taxation of Ministers
  • Designated & Non-Cash Contributions
  • Unrelated Business Income
  • Tax Law Changes & Legal Developments

If you have specific topics that are not listed above; please email  June Cain, Synod Bookkeeper at


Registration and lunch with payment on or before September 30 is $25 per person. Registration after September 30 is $30 per person.

Sorry, no provision can be made for special dietary needs.


8:30 – 9:00  a.m.   Registration

9:00  a.m.   Opening Prayer

  • Rev. Kurt Nordby

9:10 – 12:00 p.m.  Presentation

  • Molly Hammar-Shattuck, Staff Accountant
  • Thomas Hammar, CPA
  • Richard Hammar, Attorney, CPA & Author

12:00 p.m.  Noon Meal

12:45 – 1:45  p.m. Questions & Answers

2:00 p.m.   Adjournment




Checks are payable to: Northern Illinois Synod

Register online below or download a registration form and mail registration form & check to:

Nancy Corey, Registrar
Northern Illinois Synod
%Augustana College - Sorensen Hall
639 – 38th Street
Rock Island, IL  61201

Contact for Registration:

Nancy Corey, Registrar

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