A highly trusted advisor on finances.
Terisa is a highly trusted advisor on finances. She has worked with multiple successful nonprofits from startups to mature 8-figure organizations to overcome complex financial challenges. With a Bachelor in Business, two Masters degrees (Public Administration & Economics), a CPA license, and 25-years of experience she is sought after by boards and executive leaders. Her insights have also been volunteered in service to others as a member of her City's Audit & Investment Committee and through serving in and starting multiple local nonprofits.
She helps nonprofit organizations answer money questions to achieve financial strength and accomplish their mission!
All we have, all we are, all for Him!
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
My passion for ministry began in college as my decision to follow Jesus led me to accept every opportunity to serve - driving a bus for a kids outreach ministry, leading studies with incarcerated women, and ministry to homeless people.
After college, I entered public accounting and began to apply my financial skills in service to nonprofits. The firm I worked for had a niche in nonprofits and governmental entities. I spent the next 6 + years learning from nonprofit financial experts and applying that knowledge in service to over 20 diverse types of nonprofits.
Yet something continued stirring in my heart, as each year I returned back to my job after doing short-term missions trips. I longed to apply my giftings in a way that directly served ministries. In faith, I began a transition from public accounting in 2002. God ordered my steps and I arrived on staff as the CFO at Trinity Church of Lubbock, Inc. A ministry with over 3,000 in weekly attendance and other mission expressions including an Early Education Center (Birth-4), a Christian School (K-12), an Outreach Center, and a Women’s Clinic.
For nearly 20 years, I advised leadership through many financial decisions to a place of financial strength. The tools in place allowed leadership to fully know the state of the finances in a way that provided actionable financial data for fueling the mission.
During the 2020 shutdowns, my network of relationships provided multiple conversations for me to discuss the financial challenges of a pandemic with several nonprofit executive leaders. It was in those conversations that the decision to launch out into a consulting business was born. The calling on my heart that came from that “signal” of those out there that needed me became stronger than the contentment of where I was at. And so I launched out! In service to people like you!