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

2022 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)



Beginning on January 1, 2022, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 58.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up 2.5 cents from the rate for 2021,

  • 18 cents per mile driven for medical, or moving purposes for qualified active-duty members of the Armed Forces, up 2 cents from the rate for 2021 and

  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations; the rate is set by statute and remains unchanged from 2021.

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