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Buffy Alvarez

Buffy Alvarez serves as Associate Marketing Manager for Concordia Publishing House. She received a Hospitality and Tourism Certificate from Hickey College in Saint Louis, MO. She is married with three daughters. Buffy loves the sunshine, whether she’s gardening or getting a chance to enjoy the beach life.

Recent Posts

Simpler Way to Enter Attendance Batches in Shepherd’s Staff

By Buffy Alvarez on Aug 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The next version of Shepherd’s Staff includes a simplified method for entering attendance batches. This will become available in September 2018, when an entire new Attendance module will be released.

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Updates to Make to Membership Records after a Marriage

By Buffy Alvarez on Jun 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When a couple gets married, there are a few housekeeping items that need to take place in Shepherd’s Staff. The essential updates to make are to edit one or both people’s Household records and to potentially change one person’s name.

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How to Track Daycare and School Tuition in Shepherd’s Staff

By Buffy Alvarez on May 11, 2018 9:31:37 AM

With its Accounts Receivable (AR) system, Shepherd’s Staff can help your daycare or school keep track of all the moving parts of tuition.

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Clear Clutter on Your Calendar with the Reminders Tool

By Buffy Alvarez on Apr 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The Reminders tool allows you to flag events and be reminded of them when you enter the Membership module. You can also set up personal reminders, such as for tasks you don’t want to forget about. The Reminders tool stores information by user, so each user can set up different reminders that appear only to them.

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Saving Time with Denomination-Specific Reports

By Buffy Alvarez on Mar 8, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Your Shepherd’s Staff database can be set to a variety of denominations to make it easier to compile the reports your church may be required to provide. The denomination options are Assembly of God, Catholic, Lutheran, Southern Baptist, Presbyterian, and United Methodist. With denominational reports, the information you need to report will all be gathered into a single place within Shepherd’s Staff.

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Feature Pack 1 for Shepherd’s Staff 2018

By Buffy Alvarez on Jan 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The first feature pack for Shepherd’s Staff 2018 is available! Here are some of the changes you can take advantage of when you install it.

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At Concordia Technology Solutions, we’re committed to helping our customers easily manage their churches. Here, you’ll find information on innovative new features, the latest software updates, and upcoming training opportunities for Shepherd’s Staff.