Who We Are

Corey A. Pfaffe, CPA, Owner of MinistryCPA

Corey Pfaffe has been the Dean of the School of Business at Maranatha Baptist University (www.mbu.edu) since 1993. He holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in management science.

Corey is a Certified Public Accountant and regularly consults churches, Christian organizations, and businesses in matters of compensation and accounting policies. His business consulting and teaching specializations include business plan development, marketing strategy, accounting systems, and taxation.


Corey's Personal Testimony

When I was a very young boy—a Baptist “Preacher’s Kid”—I believed in my personal need of Jesus Christ and His death for my sin on the cross. I accepted His gifts of eternal life and salvation from the consequences of my sin. I struggled with confidence in my relationship with God until two events occurred. First, I claimed Philippians 1.6 as my life verse—“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Second, I began reading my Bible regularly. I soon realized that I had the potential for a vibrant relationship with my heavenly Father—a relationship that truly existed since I was a youngster but that I had rarely fostered.

Corey's Credentials & Experience


  • Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience in accounting, tax planning, auditing, and business planning.
  • Business educator with experience in teaching a broad scope of business fields including management, accounting, marketing, finance, strategy, law, and international business.
  • Numerous engagements as an employee or outside consultant in applications of business concepts to organizations.

Tara Watterson, CPA, Senior Accountant

Tara earned her accounting degree, graduating summa cum laude from Maranatha Baptist University, and she completed her MBA at the highly regarded Marquette University Graduate School of Management.

Tara is a Certified Public Accountant and desires to use her accounting and management skills to serve individuals, organizations and small businesses in the area and at a distance.