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.


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Helpful information

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

Mission Support Tally Sheet

Mission Support Forms

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

Mission Support Form (PDF)


2020 IRS mileage rates announced 

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the standard mileage rates for the use of cars, vans, pickups and  panel trucks will be:

  • 57.5 cents for every mile of business travel driven.

     (2019 was 58 cents)

  • 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes.

     (2019 was 20 cents)

  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

     (2019 was 14 cents)


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1930 State Highway 33

Hamilton Square, NJ 08690


fax: 609-586-1597

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