At the end of the summer, our budget continues to look healthy. Overall, our income is above budget, and our expenses are below budget. Some specific expense lines are over budget, but not by large amounts. Some expenses will catch up in the final four months of the year, but we’re entering the fall on a steady financial footing.
See the table below for an overview of where our income and expenses stand as of the end of August, relative to our budget. Please note that numbers in table are rounded to nearest $100 for ease of browsing. This means columns may not add up exactly in some cases. If you would like to see full financials or have questions about our finances, talk to Rev. Miranda, email , or call the office at 608-238-2781.
We are beginning to think about our 2020 budget. While we’re still working on the numbers, we know that some expense lines are likely to increase.
- Since the Parish Center will be coming back to our use (with the Foundry414 church returning as Sunday morning building users), we will be taking on expenses like utilities and cleaning for that building. These costs may be offset by donations from more groups using our new, improved spaces.
- Expansion in areas like our youth programs and new worship opportunities like Cookie Church require modest budget increases for things like food and materials.
- In addition, we anticipate the usual yearly increases in things like insurance premiums and our Outreach budget line and diocesan giving, which both increase with our annual budget.
We are always looking for places we can pare back our expenses, as well, to keep our budget in balance and be responsible with the financial resources we share as the people of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church.
(Numbers rounded to nearest $100)
Budget though August
2019 Actual through August
|Feast & Plate||20,000||11,500||15,300|
|Rent & Bldg Use||14,000||9100||9400|
|Clergy (incl. salary, pension, insurance)||129,000||88,400||87,200|
|Lay Staff (Music, Office & Childcare)||34,000||22,800||20,000|
|Fellowship, Welcome, & Leadership||4900||3000||3000|
|Bldgs & Grounds
|Admin & Office||12,200||8700||6700|