October 12, 2023
9am - 4pm CST
Location: Zoom Meeting

$129 TCN National Members
$159 Non-Members

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TCN Virtual FastTrack -Accounting

Join us for this day of continuing education focused on Accounting in the church. Presenters are representative of congregational peers and professional consultants that have a proven history of supporting local church administrative leaders.
The training will be provided through Zoom to offer conversation and interaction between leader and participant. Whether you are a long-time veteran or new to church work, you are sure to walk away with new insight and affirmation that you are providing your congregation with some of the best administrative support possible. Mark off the day and focus on "sharpening the blade" in a caring environment. Don't Go It Alone!

Cancellations/Refunds There is a $25 cancellation fee if the request is received before the Virtual FastTrack begins. After the meeting begins, there is no refund.


Vonna Laue, CPA


Bio:Vonna Laue has worked with ministries and churches for over 20 years and is currently serving ministries through financial and operational consulting engagements. Vonna earned her B.S. degree from Black Hills State University and her MBA degree in leadership and human resource management from the University of Colorado. She has served on national and international boards and has published articles in multiple national publications as well as co-authored three books.

Topic: Leading an Accounting Department

You may know your accounting, but you may not be as comfortable with leading a team.  In this session, we will explore how to assess the workload, make good hires, retain good talent, dismiss well, and consider outsourcing.

Abby Bergman


Abby Bergman is Vanco’s director of marketing. Abby has extensive experience understanding churches’ needs and helping them embrace new ways to have their message resonate with members – no matter where their members are. Abby works with churches to provide them with the tools they need to succeed, even as the way members give changes. 

Topic: Empowering Generosity: Harnessing the Power of Storytelling for Giving 

Rodney Smith, CPA 


Bio: Rodney Smith is a partner with PSK LLP, an Arlington, Texas-based CPA firm with a national presence.  Rodney is credentialed as a Certified Public Accountant and a member of The Church Network’s Church Management Hall of Fame, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Association of International Certified Public Accountants.  Rodney is a frequent speaker and author who has shared insights on fraud prevention, tax compliance, financial reporting, and other topics relevant to churches.

Topic: Church Fraud Prevention 
Church Fraud Prevention – Hear how fraudsters have victimized churches in the past and give due consideration to assessing the risk of fraud in your own church.   Learn techniques for fraud prevention – ranging from the quick and easy, to the more complex.

Danna Fickling, CCA, MBA

The Church Network

Bio: Dana Fickling, CCA is a dedicated business professional who finds joy serving the Lord and His church.  Prior to coming to TCN, she worked as a Church Administrator for over 24 years. She graduated from Baylor University with a BBA and a minor in Communications. She earned her MBA from Texas Women’s University. Prior to church administration, she worked in the public accounting, manufacturing, and medical industries. Dana has been a long-time member of TCN and became a Certified Church Administrator (CCA) in 2003. Dana and her husband, Karl, a Baptist pastor, have two sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law.  Dana and Karl are members of First Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas.   

Topic: Organizing for a Successful Church Endowment Program
Endowment programs will function best in the church environment when major organizational pieces are put in place in advance.  In this session, we will discuss six key items and decisions churches should make to be prepared to receive major donor gifts.

David Dummitt

Willow Creek Community Church

Bio: David Dummitt is the Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. He is an innovative, entrepreneurial pastor and leader with a strong passion to help people take first and next steps with God. He is known for his collaborative leadership style, ability to build strong teams, and future-focused missional-facility development. Dave holds a BA in Bible and Theology from Wheaton College. He and his wife, Rachel, reside in Crystal Lake, Illinois and have four children. 

Nathan Artt

Ministry Solutions

Bio: Nathan is the principal and founder of Ministry Solutions, an organization located in Atlanta, GA that helps churches expand through intelligent growth strategies. He started Ministry Solutions in late 2012,  following a successful career in banking and private equity. Nathan has two wonderful children and he and his family are members of Grace Midtown  Church in Atlanta, GA.

Topic: Buildings Funding Ministry 
In this webinar, we will walk through the opportunity to create buildings that fund ministry by bringing hundreds of people on site during the week who may not be coming on Sunday morning. In this section, we will cover the size of the opportunity, the mission behind it, how to create a legal and tax structure to support it, how to identify the right types of third party operators, how missional spaces can create church growth, and answer the questions you have regarding how you can take advantage of this enormous opportunity. 

David J. Gunter, CPA

CapinCrouse LLP

Bio: Dave serves as Partner at CapinCrouse LLP, a national CPA and consulting firm serving churches and other nonprofits. Dave has 40 years of consulting and advisory experience and provides a range of services, including business strategy, forecasting, revenue and donor analysis, and cost structure management and operational efficiency. He has held chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, and treasury officer positions at publicly traded companies, and worked with numerous churches as a consultant and advisor.

Mark R. Yoder, CPA

CapinCrouse LLP

Bio: Mark is a partner in the Indianapolis office of CapinCrouse LLP, a national CPA and consulting firm serving churches and other nonprofits. He has 30 years of experience providing assurance, accounting, and advisory services to nonprofit, financial service, real estate, and manufacturing organizations. Since joining CapinCrouse in 1998, he has worked extensively with denominational and church clients, international organizations, higher education institutions, foundations, and local outreach organizations.  

Topic: Mergers and Acquisitions

More information coming soon

CEU/CPE Information

Participants will be rewarded with 0.6 CEUs for completing the entire day of FastTrack. CEUs will count towards CCA Certification and retention. If you are interested in enrolling in certification fill out the registration form here. If you have any questions direct them to Darby Roach at darby@thechurchnetwork.com.
The National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA), doing business as The Church Network (TCN), is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

NACBA has been approved by the NASBA to provide CPE credit for "Group Live" and "Group Internet Based" programs, so certain workshops offered at our national conference and certain of our Webinars are eligible for CPE credit. Our NASBA sponsor ID is 115907. 

NACBA is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the board as to the quality of our CPE program. Our Texas sponsor ID is 010089.

In order to receive CPE credit, you must be registered for the webinar; you may not be an unregistered person participating in a group setting.