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MEET OUR CORE TEAM


Financial Stewardship is the largest firm of its kind in the Midwest, serving the unique tax and compensation concerns of churches and pastors. We have been the pastorís tax consultant since 1985. Founded by Russell T. Jones around the kitchen table, Financial Stewardship has grown to a team of more than ten (10) associates serving thousands of pastors, Christian school teachers, missionaries, and other church and non-profit employees throughout the United States with reliable and up to date clergy tax advice and preparation.

Since 1988 Financial Stewardship has served over 10,000 clergy, church staff, treasurers and church board members from over 100 denominations in 36 states.   Our senior staff has spoken before  statewide conventions, universities, colleges, circuit and district meetings of virtually every church denomination.

Below are the six members of our Core Team.

 

Russell T. Jones, Founder and President     (248) 269-4129
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Russ is the author of several workbooks on Clergy & Church Staff Compensation as well as Personal Christian Stewardship. He is the Founder and President of Financial Stewardship, a firm that specializes in preparing clergy tax returns. He speaks frequently at clergy conventions on tax and developments. He is a former infantry officer, serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam TET Offensive, Adult Bible Teacher, and graduate of Oakland University.  Russ resides in Clarkston, Michigan with his wife Paula. 
 

 

Randall Riepma     (248) 269-4115
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Randy is a 1989 graduate of Western Michigan University, with a music degree.  After teaching school, he joined the Financial Stewardship team in 1993.  Randy also serves as Pastor of Music and Worship for his church in Shelby Township, MI.  In his leisure hours he enjoys golfing, fishing, travel, para-sailing, and playing the trumpet and piano.  Randy and his wife, Annette make their home in Macomb, MI. 
 

Keith Kenward, CPA     (248) 269-4117
kkenward@clergytaxpros.com
Keith is the manager of the Tax Department at Financial Stewardship. He received his BS in Accounting from Wayne State University in Detroit, and has been with Financial Stewardship since 1993. Keith has over 20 years of accounting and tax preparation experience, and he prepares a significant number of ministersí tax returns each year. He services clients all across the country, and his client base includes small businesses as well as individuals and clergy.  Keith resides in Shelby Township, Michigan with his wife Debbie and their three sons. The Kenwards attend a small local church in Sterling Heights, Michigan.  
 
Sally Hawk, E.A.
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Sally joined Financial Stewardship in 1994.  She is an Enrolled Agent, licensed to represent clients before the IRS.  Sally's specialty is tax preparation and counsel.  She prepares the tax returns of many pastors and church staff, missionaries, and Christian School teachers.  Sally, her husband Ron, and their two children are active in their local church in Flint, MI, where they also reside. 
 
Gary Washburn (Northern California Office)
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Gary is a 1970 graduate (BSL) of Central Christian College of the Bible, and spent the first 26 years of adult life in full-time ministry in the Michigan and Indiana. He was a Financial Stewardship client for seven years before joining the Financial Stewardship team in 1994.  Gary and his wife Beth migrated to California in 2002, where he works with churches, pastors, and church staff from the Financial Stewardship Northern California office.  He also serves as Pastor of Discipleship with BridgePointe Church, El Dorado Hills, CA.  Gary and Beth have three adult children in Northern California, three grandchildren, and one Hungarian Pointer, Samson.  They make their home in Citrus Heights, CA.
Paula Jones, Office Manager
pjones@clergytaxpros.com 
When you phone the Financial Stewardship office in Troy, MI, you are likely to be greeted by the cheery voice of Paula Jones. Paula joined Financial Stewardship in 1999 from a position as Office Manager for a large multi-staff church.

Financial Stewardship Tax & Financial Consulting Services
803 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Suite 355
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 1+ (800) 362-1837
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