Department of Finance :: Mrs. Shirley Welch

A.M.E. Zion Headquarters
Department of Finance
P.O. Box 26770
Charlotte, NC 28221

(704) 599-4630

(704) 688-2553

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  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.

  • Summer Meeting
    Overflow Hotel Information
    Holiday Inn Downtown/World's Fair Site
    525 Henley Street
    Knoxville TN 37902
    Tel: 877 320 8454 or 865 522 2800
    Use Code: AMZ
    Cost: $113 per night (taxes and fees are the same as for the Marriott)
  • August 30-September 2, 2017
    123rd North Alabama Annual Conference
    Hunter Chapel AME Zion Church
    Tuscaloosa AL
  • September 4, 2017
    Labor Day
    Labor Day was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.
  • October 16, 2017
    Boss's Day
    Boss's Day also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers.

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