The Office of the General Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer exists to serve Christ and the Church as it allocates and manages resources.
We believe the most unbelievable, awesome blessing in life is to have a personal relationship with God our Creator, through Christ our Redeemer. Our aim is to put him first in all we do and to seek his wisdom, guidance and blessing. Out of the abundance of his grace to us flows our desire to serve both him and you. Our work is a form of worship.
Our calling leads us to serve The Wesleyan Church by stewarding financial resources, providing personnel services and facilities management to the General Church and to serve as a partner to resource the mission of various denominational institutions including districts and local churches.
We welcome your comments, observations and ideas as we partner together in transforming lives, churches and communities through the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ.
The Wesleyan Church demonstrates its commitment to faithful stewardship, financial accountability and transparency through its membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We annually provide documentation and reports that demonstrate our commitment to their standards of membership. The ECFA seal on our website pages is a testimony to our commitment to transparency.
We annually engage an independent accounting firm to perform an audit in accordance with standards generally accepted in the United States. These audited financial statements are prepared for the General Board of The Wesleyan Church in accordance with The Wesleyan Discipline. Inquiries about these financial statements may be directed to CFO@wesleyan.org.
IRS Resources for Churches
- Publication 1828 – Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations
- Special Rules Limiting IRS Authority to Audit a Church
- The Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations
- Filing Requirements
- Publication 4573, Group Exemptions
- Publication 557 – Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization
- Exemption Requirements for 501(c)(3) Organizations
- Publication 4220 – Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status
IRS Employment Matters
- Employment Taxes for Exempt Organizations
- Publication 15 – Circular E, Employer’s Tax Guide
- Publication 15-B – Employer’s Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits
- Publication 463 – Travel, Entertainment, Gift and Car Expenses
- Publication 517 – Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers
- Publication 521 – Moving Expenses
- Publication 5093 – Healthcare Law Online Resources
- Publication 969 – Health Saving Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans
- Publication 1779 – Independent Contractor Employee Brochure
- IRS Webinar – Proper Worker Classification
- IRS Webinar – Hiring People Who Live in the U.S. But Are Not U.S. Citizens
IRS Charitable Contributions
- Publication 526 – Charitable Contributions
- Publication 561 – Determining the Value of Donated Property
- Publication 1771 – Charitable Contributions – Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements
- IRS Webinar – Fundraising Guidelines for Charities
- Publication 4302 – A Charity’s Guide to Vehicle Donations
- IRS Webinar – Car Donations
It is an incredible privilege to serve with this talented and dedicated General Treasurer/CFO team. To learn more about them, please check out the bios below.
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Kevin Batman is the General Treasurer/CFO of The Wesleyan Church serving to practically resource the missional priorities of The Wesleyan Church. In his position he is responsible for finance, human resources and facility management. He serves on the Executive Cabinet, as well as on the boards of Wesleyan Investment Foundation, Wesleyan Pension Fund, Houghton College and World Hope International. Kevin is passionate about resourcing others at the general, district and local church levels.
A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, he is a certified public accountant. Previously, he was a partner in a small business, owned his own tax-practice concentrating on clergy taxation and was controller of a large Indiana bank. As a layman, he has held numerous district and local church leadership positions including district treasurer, camp treasurer, LBA vice-chair and church treasurer. Kevin is married to Teresa and has four children: Ben, Brad, Bailey and Braden.
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3, ESV
Caleb Cornelius, CPC
Director of Finance
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Caleb has over 25 years of accounting experience comprised of positions held in both for profit and non profit accounting. Caleb spent ten years at CapinCrouse, a CPA firm specializing in churches and Christian non-profits. As the Director of Finance, he managed all of the financial needs of the partnership. Before joining CapinCrouse, Caleb served for ten years as the controller of a large national community foundation. During this time he gained significant experience with internal financial reporting, donor advised fund accounting, budgeting, cash management, system implementation and process improvement. When not working, he enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his family.
Caleb obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Accounting. He is a CPC, Certified Professional Controller.
“They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings of eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint.”
Director of Shared Accounting Services
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Sherry Gorveatte has joined the Finance team in the General Treasurer’s Office as Director of Shared Accounting Services. She provides leadership to our venture into shared accounting services with Church-related entities including, but not limited to, Crossroads District, Global Wesleyan Alliance, Greater Ohio District, Hephzibah 62:4, Indiana South District, International Conference of The Wesleyan Church, Kentucky-Tennessee District, and Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy.
Sherry is a married to Dr. Mark Gorveatte, District Superintendent of the Crossroads District. She has an MBA from Spring Arbor University, is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Alabama and North Dakota and is enrolled in Indiana Wesleyan University’s new Doctor of Business Administration-Accounting program. Mark and Sherry reside in Upland, Indiana (close to Ivanhoe’s Restaurant) and are empty nesters with 4 adult children who are all involved in church ministry.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NIV
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Joyce serves as Executive Assistant to Kevin Batman and provides administrative support to the GTO team. Specific responsibilities include managing corporate cell phones, serving as tenant liaison and chairing the Engage committee. Joyce previously worked at Church of God Ministries in Anderson fulfilling a variety of roles. She graduated from Anderson College (now University) and earned her masters’ degree at Ball State University. Her professional background includes 20+ years of teaching and administration in Christian schools in both U.S. and international settings.
While not at work, Joyce assists with an ESL program at her church, enjoys walking outside, reading good books and hopping beaches in Florida or Michigan.
“Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. ” Hebrews 10:35-36
email@example.com – 317.774.3851
Deanna loves preparing and reviewing financial data. Since receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Anderson University, she has worked in a commercial bank as a credit analyst and served as her local church treasurer. She has now been at The Wesleyan Church Headquarters for seven years. She processes headquarter and missionary payroll, creates accounts receivable invoices, maintains Wesleyan Publishing House customer accounts, prepares payables and reviews credit card expenses. She finds joy in serving by providing answers to financial questions. She is passionate about Bible teaching and leading women in her small group. She also enjoys re-purposing, flea market shopping and crafting. Deanna and her husband of 20 years, Jim, have two children: Faith (18) and Roman (15).
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
firstname.lastname@example.org – 317.774.3943
Shannon is returning to The Wesleyan Church as a member of the General Treasurer’s Office Shared Accounting Service (SAS) team as a part-time accountant . From 2005-2015, Shannon served on the Finance team with distinction as a staff accountant (5 years) and accounting manager (5 years).
email@example.com – 317.774.7964
Tina was born in Brook, Indiana, and grew up in Lafayette. She lives in Anderson, Indiana where she received an MBA from Anderson University. Tina is married to Rick, and they enjoy working in ministry together. Currently they are part of Circle of Hope – the Anderson campus. They have three grown children and three grandchildren. She enjoys sewing, crafts, cooking, reading books and spending time with family.
“May the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Rom. 15:13
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Elaine Brents serves as mail clerk in the General Treasurer’s Office. She retired from Anthem, Inc. Learning and Development department in 2016, as Executive Administrative Assistant. Elaine is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Indianapolis. She is a graduate of Indiana institute of Technology. Elaine resides in Fishers with her Mom. She has a daughter, Jena. In her spare time Elaine enjoys singing, gospel music, expository writing, decorating and flower arranging. She’s an avid sports fan – partial to our Colts and Pacers, but also has a tendency to cheer for the Golden State Warriors.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 21:5 NIV
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Tiffany has been with The Wesleyan Church Headquarters for almost 14 years now serving in several different roles. She started full-time as the staff accountant for the Wesleyan Publishing House and moved to part-time once her daughter was born. She served as a donor specialist in Donor Services taking care of the electronic gifts for about 4 years. Now she’s serving as bookkeeper for Shared Accounting Services. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University. When not at work, she enjoys doing crafts – quilting, sewing, knitting, and scrapbooking. Tiffany and her husband of 15 years, Brian, have one daughter, Makayla, who is 9.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of god, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
G. Elaine Johnson
Director of Human Resources
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Elaine has been at The Wesleyan Church Headquarters for nearly two years. She has over 25 years of human resources experience including director level human resources at a major university and two major corporate organizations. She also has experience as a managing partner for the compensation and benefits practice of a management consulting firm. Elaine holds BA and MPA degrees from Indiana University. Elaine is a certified compensation professional (CCP) and has been an adjunct faculty member for Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and WorldatWork. At headquarters, she is responsible for on-boarding, employee benefits for headquarters employees and missionaries and employee relations. She is passionate about equitable compensation and enjoys assisting employees with any HR needs. While not at work, she enjoys exercising, listening to music and actively participating in service organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha and The Links, Inc.
“ I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13, NASB
Human Resource Specialist
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Julie Booster serves as Human Resource Specialist. She is from Muncie, Indiana where she received a BS in Marketing. She has 5 years previously in Human Resources experience.
Julie lives in Noblesville with her husband, Rob, and three children; Ava, Eli, and Arwynn. She is a former home-school mom. Her children now attend Lapel Schools. She is actively involved with her children in 4H and horse shows. In her spare time, Julie enjoys volunteering at her church, crafts, reading, and spending time with her family.
“Do not fear for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
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Terry is the new facility manager of the headquarters. He was born and raised in Indianapolis and has most recently served as the facility manager at the Indianapolis First Church of the Nazarene.
Terry, and his wife, Linda, both attended Indiana Wesleyan University. They have two adult children, Jared and Ashley. Terry likes old movies and science fiction. He is excited to be serving here at the Wesleyan Church.
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