Finance / Compensation: Jerry Burgess

Special Focus: Finance / Compensation

Jerry Burgess began his career with the Big-Eight CPA firm of Coopers and Lybrand. Feeling a call to full time ministry, he subsequently left the public accounting profession and attended The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO. He is an ordained minister, as well as a Certified Public Accountant.
While attending seminary, he was invited to join the staff of the Assemblies of God National headquarters in Springfield. He served that organization for about 20 years, primarily as the Finance Director for Foreign Missions. While in that position, he was called upon to effect major change in the existing processing systems. He worked extensively with administration, donors, regulatory agencies, and individual missionaries to develop and implement finance and compensation related policies and procedures. Much of that extensive research, development, and experience has been brought to the table to benefit The Mission Exchange members and other organizations as well. During that time, He also served the fellowship as a part time accounting instructor at Evangel University.
For the last nine years, he has served as a Missionary Compensation Consultant for ORC Worldwide, assisting many missionary organizations in the revision and/or development of finance and compensation policies. ORC has a long history with the missionary community and currently serves a substantial number of missionary organizations with overseas cost of living data, as well as compensation related consulting. He currently serves on the steering committee for the The Mission Exchange Tax/Finance Seminar.
The breadth of this experience uniquely qualifies him to speak to the fiscal issues facing the religious, non-profit community.