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James Harris started as NJ Synod Treasurer in January 2015.  The Synod Treasurer supports the Synod Council, Synod Committees and Synod Staff in administering and applying financial resources to further the mission of the ELCA throughout the world. The Synod Treasurer performs duties specified in the NJ Synod Constitution and reports on the Synod financial results at the Synod Assembly.  The Synod Treasurer also supports congregations as a resource for congregational leaders on best financial practices.


To email him, click here

Helpful information

On-line Congregational Giving of Mission Support and other gifts 

Mission Support Forms

Click below to download a Mission Support Form.  A copy of this form must accompany every check mailed to the New Jersey Synod!

Mission Support Form (PDF)


Treasurer Letter

This letter contains really helpful information for congregational treasurers and leaders including Mission Support, Audits, and filling out a rostered leader's W-2.

Audit Certificate

2024 Mission Support Tally Sheet


Effective January 1, 2024, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) are:

  • 67 cents per mile driven for business use, and

  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations (this rate is set by statute and remains unchanged from 2023).

These rates apply to electric, hybrid-electric, gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. 

Check out other Treasurer resources by clicking here. 


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