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.

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 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

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.

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.

Due by June 15, 2022

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 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.

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