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Mary Lou Turnbull
Business Owner
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified Church Administrator (CCA)

About Mary Lou

Some kids are just born savers. I remember clearly opening up my first “passbook” savings account where the teller would record my deposit and withdrawals using a device that looked like a cross between an adding machine and an electric typewriter.

My dad still teases me about how I liked to keep my balance “even.”  The little bit of interest I would receive would throw the balance off and I would have to withdraw an odd amount to get the balance back to whole dollars again. Weird, I know! That was the start of my fascination with record keeping and accounting, which led me to the following areas of study:

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree 1988 – University of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

  • Certified Church Administrator 1998 – The Church Network (recertified July 2017)

  • Bachelor of Forensic Accounting 2011 – Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio

  • Certified Fraud Examiner 2012 -  Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

During the 90’s, I worked in the non-profit world at a horse organization in Kentucky before moving on to the world of “fund” accounting at churches. After working with my local church in Lexington, Kentucky as a Church Business Administrator, I decided to investigate the world of church management software. While employed at Church Windows, I had the privilege of visiting hundreds of churches across the country educating and training church personnel.

Steeple Accounting is the result of my dream to help churches with the business side of church. Please fill out the Contact Us page so that we can customize a solution to your unique situation.


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