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Finance Committee

This committee works to provide balanced budgeting and a draft budget prior to each fiscal year.  The budget includes the ministry of Bethlehem and the congregation’s support of the wider ministry being carried on in its behalf by the synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Here are a few words from Finance Chair Danna Bugai about her committee's ministry:

"As a numbers person by profession, I see our committee's role as providing financial guidance to God's work within any and all of our other committees. Preparing a budget is more than crunching numbers, it's truly a way to make sure the church is stewarding its financial resources in realistic and faithful fashion. It may not be glitzy, but it is a crucial way of maintaining and expanding our growing mission and vision. When I think of our finances and our call of Christian discipleship, I often recall the words of Christ in Matthew 6:21 (NRSV): 'For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.'"

For more information on this committee, please contact Danna Bugai at finance.committee@bethlehemtc.org.

Danna Bugai

Chair of Finance Committee

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1050 Peninsula Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686-2799
Phone: 231.947.9880