FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
The Finance office works with local churches and pastors in the areas of healthcare, pension, apportionments, loans, equitable compensation, and program support.
The director of Financial and Administrative Services provides education and training to individuals serving their local church in the area of financial ministry.
The office staff ensures that East Ohio Conference local churches are compliant with their church, audit, and pastor’s compensation reports, and it provides budget information and tools that are helpful in interpreting apportionments. The staff also processes payroll for those churches enrolled in the payroll service.
The Administrative Services office is responsible, through the Conference Board of Trustees, for the oversight and operation of the Area Center, the Episcopal residence, the conference and district parsonages, and all conference property and insurance.
Questions about church parsonages, and architects/contractors working on building construction/expansion should be directed to the director of Financial and Administrative Services.
Questions about closing a church building or abandoning a church property should be directed to your district superintendent’s office.
Clergy Housing Allowance Tax Exemption Ruling
Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the Western District of Wisconsin recently ruled that the housing allowance tax exemption for clergy is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Legal Services Department at the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) has reviewed the decision and prepared this analysis of its contents.
The case remains open and an appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals is likely. Updates to this ruling will be posted to this page of the EOC website when they become available.
2017 Mileage Rates
The standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) are:
Ohio Minimum Wage Increasing in 2018
Minimum wage in the State of Ohio will increase beginning January 1, 2018. The new minimum wage will be $8.30/hour, an increase of $0.15. Pay for tipped employees will increase from $4.08 to $4.15/hour. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25/hr.
Employers whose gross earnings are $305,000 or more are required to pay whichever minimum wage is higher. Employers who gross less than $305,000 shall pay their employees no less than the current federal minimum wage rate.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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