The Christian Working Woman/ Mary Whelchel

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The Christian Working Woman ("TCWW") is a broadcast radio ministry based in Wheaton, Illinois that features Mary Whelchel Lowman. TCWW is focused on bringing a fresh, Christian perspective to workplace situations. With daily and weekly radio programs, bimonthly newsletters, speaking engagements, and resource materials, TCWW gives Christians in the working world a place to turn for hope and encouragement.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Christian Working Woman
205 N Washington Street
Wheaton, IL 60187-5314


Phone: (630) 462-0552


Organization details

EIN: 363381207

CEO/President: Mary Whelchel Lowman

Chairman: Mary Whelchel Lowman

Board size: 7

Founder: Ms. Mary Whelchel Lowman

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Mission statement

The purpose of The Christian Working Woman is to encourage, equip and empower Christians in the workplace to love Christ more, to live their daily lives by biblical principles, and to go to their jobs as ambassadors for Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating21 of 10223 of 53
Fund acquisition rating165 of 102410 of 53
Resource allocation rating14 of 10245 of 53
Asset utilization rating79 of 10223 of 53

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$16,442$16,799$20,075$20,075$16,506
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$61,945$32,049$37,042$53,939$67,341
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$1,876$1,876$1,876$1,876
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$1,876$1,876$1,876$1,876
Total assets$61,945$33,925$38,918$55,815$69,217
Payables and accrued expenses$26,117$16,529$18,536$24,854$10,079
Other current liabilities$2,835$3,560$3,560$3,560$0
Total current liabilities$28,952$20,089$22,096$28,414$10,079
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$28,952$20,089$22,096$28,414$10,079
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$32,993$13,836$16,822$27,401$59,138
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$158,684$148,024$162,580$170,483$188,753
Program service revenue$41,188$45,872$49,375$49,205$61,211
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$62$331$0$0$0
Other revenue$55,502$8,329$9,206$9,232$16,497
Total other revenue$96,752$54,532$58,581$58,437$77,708
Total revenue$255,436$202,556$221,161$228,920$266,461
Program services$251,959$175,694$202,529$229,955$206,369
Management and general$6,856$26,776$29,247$33,208$81,060
Total expenses$258,815$202,470$231,776$263,163$287,429
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($3,379)$86($10,615)($34,243)($20,968)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($3,379)$86($10,615)($34,243)($20,968)


Mary WhelchelPresident$39,615
Julie BusteedFinancial Bookkeeper$7,363

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/31/2022. To update the information below, please email:


The Christian Working Woman began in 1984 as an outgrowth of a ministry for workplace women that began at The Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois. Because of her own experiences of being a Christian in the marketplace, Mary (Whelchel) Lowman had a burden to encourage women and to teach them sound biblical principles in order to equip them to live godly lives in their workplaces. Little did she know that the radio program which had its humble beginnings on one station in Chicago would now be heard on over 400 stations and crossing international boundaries! Since its beginning The Christian Working Woman has become a non-profit organization currently producing two radio program formats, distributing books and materials, providing web resources, and organizing retreats and conferences in the United States and abroad.

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