wegner cpas event faith in numbers with author and entrepreneur laura gallagher as a keynote speaker from the creative company

Faith in Numbers

Join faith leaders for a day of education with a keynote address and 12 breakout sessions guiding churches and religious organizations on a path to financial accountability and sustainability.


Tuesday June 21, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Blackhawk Church
9620 Brader Way
Middleton, WI 53562





Recent Developments Impacting Churches

Dan Busby, President of Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability


Sure Fire Ways to Spread the Faith on Social Media

Laura Gallagher, President of the Creative Company

Does digital media fit in with evangelism and outreach? If so, how do you do it effectively? In this session we’ll look at some great examples of churches and ministry organizations who are leading the way. From Pope Francis to Willow Creek Association and Craig Groeschel and Life TV as well as some terrific pastoral examples, she’ll show you the best of the best and give you some practical ways to build your online community, engage that community and put social media to work for you.

Preparing & Understanding Your Religious Organization’s Financial Statements

Scott Haumersen, CPA, CGMA, Partner at Wegner CPAs

Your financial statements are critical in guiding your organization’s success. This session will help you gain a better understanding of what should be presented so that you can assess your organization’s financial health and demonstrate good stewardship.  We will discuss what information should be presented and how to evaluate it compared to your peers, identifying key trends, best practices or causes for concern.

Seven Key Charitable Giving Issues for Churches

Dan Busby, President of Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability

Faith-Based Organizations and Investments: Best Practices

Brent Lindell, Wisconsin Market Manager at Savant Capital Management

Engaged and Effective Governance for Faith-Based Organizations

Melodi Bunting, Manager – Training & Career Development at Wegner CPAs

Internal Controls: Protecting the Position and the Person

Hannah Lanser, CPA, Supervisor at Wegner CPAs

Big Picture Legal Considerations for Any Mission-Based Enterprise: An Overview

Attorney Mary Beth Collins, Owner of MBC Legal and Consulting Services, LLC, Director at Centers for Research and Public Affairs at University of Wisconsin School of Human Ecology

Unrelated Business Income Tax for Churches and Religious Organizations

David Odahl, CPA, Senior Manager at Wegner CPAs

Independent Contractors versus Employees in Faith-Based Organizations: Understanding the Difference

Dale Kunin, CPA.CITP, Partner at Wegner CPAs

Is Your Data Safe?

Kevin Peterson, Owner of Peterson Technology Group

Accounting for Restricted and Designated Gifts in Religious Organizations

Mike Hablewitz, CPA, Senior Manager at Wegner CPAs

What’s Different About Being a Religious Organization? Key Legal Considerations Specific to Churches

Krystal Williams-Oby, Principal Attorney and Owner of KWO Law Firm, Founder and General Counsel for Kingdom Legal Services, Inc. and Associate Pastor for Northside Christian Assembly


View our full agenda to learn more about the keynote address and breakout sessions.



Register to reserve your spot today for a day of education guiding you on a path to financial accountability.

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