Financial Wellness Workshop Offered for Ministers and Seminary Students by Baylor’s Truett Seminary

Sept. 24, 2014

Follow us on Twitter:@BaylorUMedia

Contact: Terry Goodrich,(254) 710-3321

WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2014) — A workshop focusing on financial wellness for ministers and seminary students will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. at Baylor University campus.

The conference is "Compensation Planning: From Start to Finish,” with speakers Frank and Elaine Sommerville, both certified public accountants.

Frank Sommerville, who also is an attorney, assists in legal cases for nonprofit and religious organizations that encompass tax law and employment law, also helping churches prevent litigation. Elaine Sommerville has spent 25 years assisting churches and other nonprofit organizations, focusing on tax compliance.

The event is presented through the Lilly Endowment’s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers.

Registration will be at 8:30 a.m., with the workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. A free lunch and question-and-answer session will follow from noon to 1 p.m. To learn more, visit or contact


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary provides theological education leading to the Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, the Master of Theological Studies, or the Doctor of Ministry degrees that are centered in the gospel of Jesus Christ and consistent with historic Baptist commitments to prepare persons to carry this gospel to the churches and the world. Within the M.Div. degree program, students can choose concentrations in biblical studies and languages, Christian education, ministry leadership, missions and world Christianity, worship leadership, spiritual formation and discipleship, sports ministry, theology and youth/family/student ministry. Truett Seminary also offers three Dual Degree programs – a M.Div./MSW and MTS/MSW through a partnership with Baylor’s School of Social Work, a M.Div./Master of Music through a partnership with the Baylor's School of Music, and a M.Div./MBA through a partnership with Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

Looking for more news from Baylor University?