The Grand Canyon Synod Minister for Finance, Mr. Clint Wasser, manages the accounting of the GCS including the preparation of the monthly financial statements, receipt and reporting of congregational mission support, coordination of the annual external audit, and consolidation of the annual financial mission plan (budget).

Giving Online

We have a great opportunity for you to send your monthly Mission Support and other ministry gifts to the Synod through Online Giving. This opportunity is made available through the Simply Giving program that you are familiar with through Thrivent. To get started, simply click on the Online Giving link above. Create an online profile which will allow you to make donations and review your giving history. You can set up recurring gifts or make one-time gifts. Funds will be transferred from your checking or savings account so there will no longer be a need to print and mail checks!


Financial mission plan

View our Financial Mission Plan for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.

Financial Statements & Audit

View our Annual External Audit for the year ended January 31, 2019.

If you’d like to see a monthly financial statement, please contact the office.

Congregational Statistics

Each year congregations are requested to provide certain information about their membership, assets, liabilities, income and expenditures. View our 2018 statistics: PDF or Excel sheet

This information is provided to the Synod Assembly each year in the Assembly notebook. Please contact the Synod office with any questions.

If you are interested in information specific to a congregation visit the ELCA Research and Evaluation website.


ELCA Office of the Treasurer

You will find a lot of great information on the ELCA's website under the Office of the Treasurer page. Check out the section on Finance for Congregations where you will find information such as the Congregational Audit Guide, the Congregational Treasurers Financial & Accounting Guide, and more!

Current Mileage Rates

Please see the IRS website for more information.


The information and links provided here and throughout the Financial pages will give you access to financial data related to the Grand Canyon Synod. If you have any questions about this information, please contact Clint Wasser or call 602.367.0676.