Barbara Carroll

Director of Finance and Administration, Minnesota Annual Conference

Blog Posts

A glimpse into summer at the conference office

2015 active clergy benefits: Information for pastors and church officers

The basics: Minnesota Conference 2015 budget

2013: Finances by the numbers

Shareholder advocacy plays key role in influencing corporations

Fraud and embezzlement: Protect your church

What you need to know if your church sponsors a troop

Highlights and reminders

Embracing change

Minnesota Conference financial basics

What’s the recommended 2014 budget?

What changes are ahead for clergy pension & benefit plans?

How do articles of incorporation protect our ministry?

How can we protect our church’s financial accountability?

How should my church properly document contributions?

Rx for church financial health

What difference do the little things make?

Pension update from General Conference 2012

Can we talk?

What does my church ‘get back’ from apportionments?

What’s the recommended 2013 budget?

How does Imagine No Malaria generosity compare to apportionments?

How do we calculate the budget ceiling? Why do we apportion for uncollectibles?

How will the church ‘reset’ to future changes?

What pension & health benefits decisions face General Conference?

What should General Conference delegates know about pension and benefits legis

Does my church qualify for a small-business tax credit?

What’s our budget for blessings?

How is the conference budget planned?

How does our conference steward funds in this lean economy?

E-mail etiquette: The medium is part of the message

How does federal healthcare reform affect the MAC Plan?

Secretaries: find help at

What does an audit have to do with ministry?

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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