Payroll services

The Synod of Lakes and Prairies provides payroll services to a number of presbyteries, churches and other church-related organizations. In order to ensure greater accuracy, completeness of information, transparency and timing efficiency, the synod is now relying on an online spreadsheet for pay-period input. The spreadsheet will enable the synod to gather payroll information and generate payment without the risk of misinterpreting information, "fat fingering" inputs, skipping data and other common errors. The payroll spreadsheet can be found here. Questions regarding the form should be addressed to Jim Koon, director of financial services for the synod, at jkoon[at]lakesandprairies.org or 651.357.1144.

Loan fund for presbyteries, churches

The Synod of Lakes and Prairies administers a $5.5 million loan fund in support of congregation capital and major renovation projects including down-payment assistance to relocating presbytery staff. Congregations are invited to contact the synod when it’s time to borrow for a new capital project. The synod relies on the loan application form of the Presbyterian Investment & Loan Program. The loan application can be found on PILP's website.  For additional information, contact Jim Koon, director of financial services for the synod, at jkoon[at]lakesandprairies.org or 651.357.1144.