Congregational grades for 2021 for parishes and missions. This refers to the congregation grade for churches which helps to determine clergy compensation and assessment values. The congregational grade is updated every year. Those churches that are in bolded text have changed grades from the previous year.
Congregational Finance & Business
This section contains information on assessments, health insurance and benefits, financial documents for churches, human resources information and salaries and compensation for clergy. The topics on the left are in subcategories for easier search.
The supply clergy compensation rates for 2023 are as follows:
Sunday/primary liturgy* with preaching: One liturgy $297.59; additional consecutive liturgies $67.73 each.
Sunday/primary liturgy* without preaching: One liturgy $175.17; additional consecutive liturgies $67.73 each.
Weekday/evening liturgy: $115.57
Annual report for accounting of diaconal/priestly activity during a calendar year
Report for retired and non parochial clergy listing services that have officiating at during the year
Word file for the simple financial church audit
Form for submitting clergy housing allowance requests.
Explanation of the Clergy Pension Plan.
Compensation and Benefits Manual for Parochial Clergy
In March 2022, the Diocesan Council, upon recommendation of the diocesan Personnel Commission, froze congregation grades at 2022 levels through at least the end of 2023.
Congregational grades for 2022/2023 for parishes and missions. This refers to the congregation grade for churches which helps to determine clergy compensation and assessment values. The congregational grade is updated every year. Those churches that are in bolded text have changed grades from the previous year.
The following guidelines, objectives and restrictions have been recommended by the INVESTMENT COMMITTEE to establish parameters for the investment management of the THE JAMES F. HODGES DIOCESAN INVESTMENT FUND.
Planning guide for church earthquake preparedness.
Info for Vestry/Bishop's Committee, Treasurers
Due by June 15, 2023
An annual financial audit is a canonical requirement of The Episcopal Church.
Title 1, Canon 7, Sec. 1(f)-(g):
Donations can now be made to individual churches through the main Diocese of Olympia giving account. The diocese will manage sending each church whatever funds are donated to them along with a report of giver, amount, designation information and date of transaction.
Below are the list of churches and their links. Copy the particular giving link and use this on your website, email notifications, brochures, etc. to allow people to donate to your faith community.
The 2015 final audited 2015 James F. Hodges Diocesan Investment Fund Report.
The 2016 final audited 2016 James F. Hodges Diocesan Investment Fund Report.
The 2017 final audited 2017 James F. Hodges Diocesan Investment Fund (DIF) Report.
The 2018 final audited 2018 James F. Hodges Diocesan Investment Fund (DIF) Report.
The 2019 final audited 2019 James F. Hodges Diocesan Investment Fund (DIF) Report.
Business methods prescribed for every diocese, parish, mission, and institution subject to the authority of the Episcopal Church
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines that define Small
Employers and who to consider as an employee.
Medicare Secondary Payer - Small Employer Exception Eligibility Certification Form
Medicare Secondary Payer - Small Employer Exception
2022 mileage reimbursement rates for business and volunteers
Mutual ministry agreements between the vestry/BC and clergy regarding roles and responsibilities.