LCMS Church Office Administration

Provides information and support for LCMS Congregations and pastors in managing church operations, including:

  • Legal Resources
    • Church Administration
    • Legal Representation
    • Facility Usage
    • School and Education
    • Sexual Misconduct
    • Other Topics
  • Constitution and Bylaws:  Guidelines provide resources for congregations to develop documents

  • Marriage Policies for Congregations

  • Personnel Matters:
    • Employment Resource Manual
    • Sample Performance Appraisal Worksheets
    • Job Descriptions
    • Concordia Plan Services
  • Taxes and Ministers:
    • Resource on tax issues for ordained and commissioned ministers.



Congregational Treasurer's Manual

The intent of the Treasurer's Manual is to assist the congregational or school treasurer and any other person responsible for financial or administrative matters. The manual presents tax, payroll, insurance, finance, and administrative matters that every church addresses at one time or another. It is written so every treasurer, no matter what the level of expertise, will be able to gain something from it.

2018 IRS Mileage Rates

2018 Travel Expense Report

Contact Information:

LCMS Ohio District

Lisa Rachul, Chief Financial Officer: Ext. 17
Linda Borsuk, Accounting Manager: Ext. 18

Telephone:  440-235-2297 (local), or 800-901-2297 (toll free)
Fax: 440-235-1970
Email: Lisa Rachul: ; Linda Borsuk:
Mail to: P.O. Box 38277, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138


Lutheran Church Extension Fund

Lisa Janik, Ohio District Vice President-LCEF: Ext. 20

Telephone:  440-235-2297 (local), or 800-901-2297 (toll free)
Fax: 440-235-1970


Federal Tax Forms

To receive forms by mail, call 800-829-3676

State Tax Forms

To receive forms by mail, call 888-405-4039

To receive forms by mail, call 502-564-8139

West Virginia:
To receive forms by mail, call 800-422-2075

Local Tax Forms

Call your city's tax office
Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA), call 800-860-7482
Central Collection Agency (CCA), call 800-223-6317