ECCU Will Be Investing in Ministry at CLA Conference

BREA, California—The 2012 Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) National Conference in Orlando, Florida, will be a prime venue for Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) to demonstrate its commitment to be investing in ministry. During the three-day event (April 10–12), ECCU will present two financial workshops, host and present at an invitation-only luncheon, and show videos at two general sessions that illustrate the kingdom impact ECCU member ministries are having.

The two ECCU workshops are part of the conference’s educational program:

  • ECCU Ministry Development Officer David Lee and ECCU Vice President and Senior Banking Consultant Mark Jones will co-present “Cash Reserves: Why you need them. How to build them.” on Wednesday, April 11, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • “How to Build a Better Budget,” a panel discussion moderated by Mark Jones, will be offered on Thursday, April 12, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. The panel will feature three seasoned ministry financial experts: Hugh Burns, vice president of operations for the Denver Rescue Mission; Billy Burnett, executive vice president and CFO with Joni and Friends; and Vonna Laue, audit partner with CapinCrouse LLP.

ECCU will also host an invitation-only educational luncheon on Wednesday, April 11, with David Lee talking about “6 Things Financially Healthy Ministries Do Right.” Ministry leaders at this gathering will be eligible to win a new iPad®, as will conference attendees who register at ECCU’s booth in the conference exhibit hall. (For the complete Official Rules**, visit

To learn more and to register for the CLA National Conference, visit If you have questions about ECCU’s involvement in the conference, call 800.288.4846 or email


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