The Grand Canyon Synod Minister for Finance, Mr. Wendell Harris, 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 or the “Donate Now” button below. 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! Contact Wendell at the 1819 E. Morten Ave., Suite 100A, Phoenix, AZ 85020 Synod office if you have any questions.

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

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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 Wendell Harris or call 602.367.0676.