- John Van Drunen, Executive Vice President/General Counsel - ECFA
- Kaitlyn Peyton, Staff Accountant - ECFA
- Vonna Laue, CPA, MBA, Executive Vice President - ECFA
Organizations face new changes each day and finance and accounting personnel are called upon to provide leadership.This session will examine areas of key importance ranging from FASB accounting standards updates to how to communicate financial information effectively with a multitude of stakeholders within and outside your organization. Outcomes:
1) Understand key new requirements facing finance and accounting professionals,
2) Apply insights from what other organizations are doing to address these challenges, and
3) Communicate financial information effectively with ministry stakeholders.
Field of Study: Finance and Accounting, Basic, Group Live. Session is worth 6 credits
John Van Drunen is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for ECFA. John holds a bachelor of arts in accounting, magna cum laude, from Anderson University and a juris doctor from Regent University School of Law. His responsibilities at ECFA primarily relate to managing the compliance program and writing and speaking on technical nonprofit issues. John has received many awards, including Virginia Bar Association recognition for pro bono work during his tenure as a law student. This work included working with nonprofit organizations and assisting low-income individuals with preparing taxes. Beginning with the 2010 edition, John co-authored the Zondervan Minister’s Tax & Financial Guide and the Zondervan Church and Nonprofit Tax & Financial Guide with ECFA President, Dan Busby, and Michael Martin, ECFA Vice President and legal counsel.
Katie joined the ECFA team in August 2017. Previously, she enjoyed partnering with colleagues around the globe in the accounting department at World Vision. In her role at ECFA, Katie has had the opportunity to connect to the broader evangelical community through the large spectrum of ministries represented by ECFA’s members.
Vonna Laue served 20 years with a certified public accounting firm specializing in service to nonprofit organizations through audit, tax, and advisory services. She is licensed as a CPA in California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Christian Leadership Alliance. She has served in a variety of board roles for nonprofit organizations, including as a current board member and audit committee chair for World Vision US. She has written articles in national church business administration publications and coauthored Essential Guide to Church Finances (Christianity Today, 2009). Vonna was inducted into the Church Management Hall of Fame of The Church Network (NACBA) in 2010. Her speaking experiences include a variety of regional seminars, as well as the national conferences of the Christian Leadership Alliance and The Church Network.