Enrollment Timeline

Step 1:   secure
Complete Organization Enrollment  

Step 2:   secure
Employee/Contractor Enrollment 

Step 3:    secure
Employee’s Direct Deposit Enrollment 

Step 4:
If applicable, send year-to-date compensation information.  

Step 5:
Payroll compliance review and training (at least 1 week before 1st payday)

For more information or if you additional assistance, please use the contact information below.

Tel: (763) 425-8778 
Fax: 1 (888) 876-5101
Email: clientservices@clergyfinancial.com

Step 1: Organization Enrollment

Clergy Financial Resources will begin the electronic services enrollment for your organization with the link below.


The online enrollment system contains information related to your organization. Please complete and submit ASAP. Generally, the electronic services enrollment and direct deposit payroll will begin within 7-10 days. This information needs to be submitted by the payroll administrator (the contact person at your organization or another individual authorized to provide compensation details for all employees).

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Step 2: Employee / Contractor

This online system is used for payroll enrollment for clergy, non-clergy, and contractors.  This information needs to be submitted by the church payroll administrator.  Please contact us if you are unsure of the employment status.

A clergy employee must be ordained, licensed or commissioned.

A non-clergy employee is defined as having an ongoing relationship with the church which includes a job description and compensation paid by the hour or salary.

A contractor would have an irregular relationship, no job description and paid by contract only.

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Step 3: Direct Deposit

DIRECT DEPOSIT ENROLLMENT Pay your employees/contractors via direct deposit

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Step 4: Historical Compensation

If you have not paid wages so far this year or you’re starting your new payroll in January, skip to Step 5. If you have already paid employees this year, we will also need the following information:

Due Date – This following information is due prior to scheduling your compliance review.

  • Detailed Payroll Summary – quarter-to-date (breakdown of compensation line items, taxes withheld and deductions) – This information is needed only if your payroll is projected to start after April 1st.
  • Detailed Payroll Summary – YTD (breakdown of compensation line items, taxes withheld and deductions) – Last payroll with your former system *
  • Federal & State Tax Payment Report YTD*
  • 941 and state quarterly forms*

Upload YTD information


*If you have an online account with your previous provider, you could grant us access to that account and we may be able to obtain the necessary YTD payroll information, tax payments and tax forms.

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Step 5: Schedule Payroll Review

Please allow 2 business days to process your payroll enrollment. You are now ready to schedule your Payroll Compliance Review. Please select an appointment category below based on the number of employees. The date of this appointment must be outside the 2 business days to allow time to complete the enrollment. 

During this telephone appointment, we’ll review the current compensation structure to ensure payroll compliance. 

Schedule your Compliance Review > 
(1-15 employees)

Schedule your Compliance Review > 
(16+ employees)

After your Payroll Compliance Review, we will also schedule payroll training. This training will provide a full tutorial of our online system and processing of the first payroll together to ensure accuracy. (minimum of 3 business days before 1st payday).