|Mrs. Shirley Welch
Chief Financial Officer
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
• Chief Financial Officer
• Elected 2000
• B.S., Business Administration
The Connectional Budget Department, by authority of the General Conference, serves as a clearinghouse for the receipt and disbursement of the connectional funds received via the conferences. At the setting of the General Conference, a budget is approved for the ensuing four-year period for all departments and institutions of the Church, its benevolent causes, projects and to pay the claimants. The budget defines the assessments made against each annual conference.
There are two reporting periods each year; a semi-annual to the Board of Bishops at the winter meeting and an annual report to the Connectional Council during the summer. The year, in which the General Conference convenes, a quadrennial report of all funds received and expended is given.