Empowering Stewardship has been created in connection with the Lilly Endowment, Inc of Indianapolis Indiana. Since 2016, the Lilly Endowment has graciously provided a $2.3 million grant to the Assemblies of God to further their program called the National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders.
Through this generous gift, Empowering Stewardship has provided tools to help alleviate the economic and financial challenges that plague many of our AG pastors. We have connected pastors with resources to enhance their financial literacy and management skills, and created a ministerial excellence fund that helped alleviate, through direct financial assistance, the financial challenges that AG pastoral leaders face.
Empowering Stewardship is also a primary resource to help church leaders successfully navigate the complexities of church finance and administration. The goal is to connect church leaders with resources and tools necessary to ensure they faithfully steward the people and finances entrusted to them.
Rollie Dimos, CIA, CISA, CFE, is the Director of Internal Audit and at the AG National Office. As an auditor in the government and nonprofit sectors, Rollie has been helping leaders assess the strength of their organizational controls for over 25 years. Rollie is the author of two books: Integrity at Stake: Safeguarding Your Church From Financial Fraud and Balanced Budget, Balanced Life.
Stephanie Polites, CIA, is a Staff auditor for the AG national office as well as the program manager for Empowering Stewardship. She has worked with churches in both the bookkeeping and church management role for over 15 years. Her passion is to help churches make their finances simple and accurate in order to free up time for ministry.
Tammy Dimos is a Project Manager for the General Treasurer's Office and is part of the Empowering Stewardship team. She has 25 years experience in customer service, church leadership and project management. She is passionate about putting resources into the hands of pastors that will equip them for effective ministry in the areas of church finance and administration.