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Welcome to the Finance Office!

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm, Monday through Thursday 1 pm - 5 pm.

Please feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns by calling 605-990-7004 or by email

DIRECTIONS for setting pastor compensation package:

1) SPRC or PPRC makes recommendation to Admin Council (or equivalent) and notifies Finance Committee. This worksheet should help in making that recommendation.

2) Admin Council makes recommendation to Charge Conference.

3) Charge Conference sets pastor compensation package.

4) Church submits online at

5) Dakotas Conference will send church/parish treasurer and pastor a finalized Clergy Compensation Form in December after open enrollment for health insurance plan.

Contact the Finance and Benefits Offices at 605-996-6552 if you need help.

Breakdown of how Parish Expenses are shared among Churches


Instructions: The Minimum Base Salary for a full-time clergy is: Full Connection - $42,923; Less than Full Connection - $40,942. Designated Housing Exclusion does not affect church financially but can reduce pastor's taxable income.

NOTE: SALARY REDUCTIONS: The amounts the pastor chooses to have withheld for pension and/or health insurance is finalized during Open Enrollment (Oct 31-Nov 15). In December, a finalized Clergy Compensation Form will be sent to the pastor and church/parish showing these amounts.


Instructions:Cash Housing Allowance is determined by the church, usually in consultation with pastor and/or district superintendent. It can be paid out either with the pay check or in a separate check.


Instructions:Lines A & B are billed by the Dakotas Conference. For full-time clergy couples, the HealthFlex Direct Bill is split evenly between them. Mileage is reimbursable at the IRS rate. Commuting is not reimbursable.

C: Accountable Reimbursement Plan: