Budget Development & Oversight

The Budget Development and Oversight Committee prepares annual budget, recommends per capita, oversees current budget, and maintains three-year income projections. Meets 2nd Tuesday 3pm @ Presbytery Office.

Financial Matters

IRS Mileage Rates

Beginning January 1, 2018, mileage rate for the use of a car is: .545¢ per mile for business miles driven

Per Capita

Per Capita Rates for 2019

At the September 25, 2018 meeting, Presbytery approved an increase in the Presbytery Per Capita Rate from $19.43 in 2018 to $20.60 in 2019. The overall Per Capita Rate in 2019 will be:

Presbytery                     $20.60

Synod                             $4.10

General Assembly       $8.95

Total Per Member       $33.65

Cheryl Battaglia, Presbytery Financial Administrator, sent the 2019 apportionment spreadsheet to the Congregations. If you have not received the spreadsheet, please contact her at [email protected] or 585-242-0080.

The Presbytery Budget Development and Oversight Committee will present the First Read of the 2019 Budget at the November 17, 2018 Presbytery meeting and the second reading of the 2019 Budget for approval at the January 29, 2019 meeting.


In theory, per capita covers the ecclesiastical expenses of the denomination—judicial, legislative, and related functions of the Church. This means the organizational costs of administering the church’s government as opposed to “mission” expenditures.

In practice, it is hard to draw a precise distinction between administration and mission. The custom of identifying funds for administrative costs has been one way governing bodies monitors such expenditures and is honest with God’s people about them. Learn more about Per Capita in our Per Capita Primer.

Mission

Membership Purpose: The Budget Development and Oversight Committee is charged with engaging in good stewardship in the development and monitoring of the Presbytery’s budget. Its responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with committee chairs and Trustees, preparing an annual operating budget for the Presbytery and presenting it to Council for information and to Presbytery for a first reading in September and a vote in November each year.
  • In September, bringing to Presbytery for its approval a proposed Presbytery per capita assessment for the following year.
  • Overseeing the current year’s budget and recommending changes as necessary to deal with any surplus/deficit situation that may arise.
  • Maintaining a three-year income projection for planning purposes.

This committee shall establish and monitor the Presbytery’s annual budget through:

  • Development and oversight of a yearly line item budget for Presbytery.
  • Development of a budget-building process which incorporates input from committees of Presbytery. This includes educating and assisting committees in developing and implementing goal-directed budgets.
  • Recommending an initial working budget and challenge budget to Presbytery in May, and recommending a final working budget for adoption in November. This shall be a balanced budget which reflects Presbytery’s mission priorities.
  • Projecting future income and expenditures at least three years in advance, making these projections available to committees for their use in planning and to Presbytery for its use in the prioritization process.
  • Recommending to Presbytery financial procedures for the receipt and expenditure of funds as related to the development and oversight of the working budget.
  • Maintain computerization for the financial management of the Presbytery.

Members

2019

Jim DeVoe
(Summerville)

Rev. Dr. Lawrence DeVuyst
(Webster)

Ed Orman- Chair
(York)

2020

Bill Everett
(Ogden)

Joyce Parker
(Third)

2021

Gene Wolfarth
(Downtown)

Ex-Officio Members

Presbytery Leader
Rev. Amy Williams Fowler

Treasurer
 Bob Mecredy
(Pittsford)

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