Budget & Finance

Each year, the Synod Assembly adopts a synodical budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which runs from Feb. 1 through Jan. 31.

The process of developing the Synod budget begins with the Budget and Finance Committee, whose responsibility is to prepare and present a comprehensive budget to the Synod Council for its consideration and presentation to the Synod Assembly. The committee also has the responsibility of reviewing the finances of the synod throughout the fiscal year.

The Synod budget typically funds four areas:

  • our partnership with ELCA Churchwide;
  • direct appropriations to serving arms;
  • Synod-administered ministries and programs;
  • administrative and operational expense.

Nebraska Synod Budget (PDF)

Audit Report (PDF)

Staff & Ministry Contacts:

Budget & Finance Committee

Chairperson: Rev. Robert Hayden, Wahoo.

Members: Teri Dreessen, Yutan; Kevin Karas, Omaha; Tom Garvey, Omaha; Gwendolyn Edwards, Bellevue; Gayle Wichman, Omaha; Sharon Garvin, Wayne; Rev. Don Hunziker, Minden; Rev. Kim Belkin, Ponca; Brooke Gregory, Bellevue.

Audit Committee:

Chairperson: Rob King, Valley

Members: Rebecca Hittner; Rev. Marie Annette Minderman; Martin Malley, Papillion.