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

E-Mail Address
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  Mrs. Shirley Welch
Chief Financial Officer

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration
    Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC

  • Diploma in Accounting
    King's College, Charlotte, NC

  • Numerous training sessions: Excel, Charts, Financial Data

  • Continuing Education Courses: All Accounting Related

  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Livingstone College, 2013

  • Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer -Elected 2000

  • Serves on Board of Trustees of Livingstone College and Clinton College

  • Member of Steele Creek A.M.E. Zion Church, Charlotte, NC served as Financial Secretary, Life Members Chairman, Church Treasurer, and Youth Advisor

Responsibilities: Financial recording and disbursing.

The Connectional Budget Department, by authority of the General Conference, services as a clearinghouse for the receipt and disbursement of connectional fund received via the annual conferences.

  • Keep a separate as well as an aggregate account of each Annual Conference.

  • Pay out each budgeted line item via check or electronic means.

  • Report to the Winter Meeting of the Board of Bishops, Connectional Council Session in July and the Quadrennial Session of the General Conference.

  • February 24, 2018
    We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of:
    Rev. Mary Terrelle Stevens

    Family Hour: 2/24/2018 9am -11am
    Celebration of Life: 2/24/2018 11am

    First AME Zion Church
    54 McDounough Street
    Brooklyn NY 11216

    Expressions May Be Sent To:
    Mrs. Ruth Young
    176-16 Linden Blvd
    Jamaica NY 11434

    Mr. Michael A. Stevens, Sr.
    600 Gates Avenue, #6C
    Brooklyn NY 11221


  • February 14-March 29, 2018
    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year and for Christians starts the 40 day period of fasting. The day represents the 40 days Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness.

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