Chris D. Churchwell, CPA, CTRS, ELP - Churchwell Hedman Tax Group
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Meet Chris D. Churchwell, CPA, CTRS, ELP

Chris ChurchwellClient-service is the key for Chris D. Churchwell. Partner and CPA at Churchwell Hedman Tax Group, Churchwell has been practicing accounting in the Joplin area since 1980. “The rewarding part is working with our tax clients, and business owners to provide tax, accounting and resolution services to them at a reasonable cost.” In the last 30 years, Churchwell says the firm has worked hard to keep up with the constant changes required by tax accountants and to offer a full range of tax accounting and resolution services. He is now a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, one of the few he knows of in the area. Churchwell has also been selected as an Endorsed Local Provider for the Dave Ramsey Show in 2012. This will give residents of the four states the opportunity to seek tax representation via Ramsey. Churchwell has also enjoyed coaching his seven children on their different sport teams over the last 20 years. Services: Tax Planning, Tax and Accounting Preparation, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Individual and Business Tax Consulting and Tax Preparation, Tax Resolution, and Tax Specialist.


Chris’ Info:


Chris has been practicing as a Certified Public Accountant in the Joplin area since 1980. He graduated from Carl Junction High School, and attended Missouri Southern State College and graduated with a major in Accounting in 1979. He is married to Christine for over 30 years and has 7 children and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys playing tennis and traveling with his family. He is involved with Business Network International, Joplin Area Catholic Schools Development Board, the Catholic School Finance Committees and the Carl Junction, Carthage and Joplin Area Chambers of Commerce. Chris currently serves on several Boards, including the Joplin Historical Society, Wildcat Glades Audubon Center, and various Catholic School and Church Systems. Other professional memberships include Missouri Society of Accountants, National Society of Accountants, American Institute of CPAs, American Society of Tax Problem Solvers, Tax Freedom Institute, Small Business Development Centers Advisory Board and Missouri Southern Foundation Board. His most recent accomplishment includes becoming Dave Ramsey’s Endorsed Local Provider for Tax Services in 2012.




Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major in Accounting
Missouri Southern State University; Joplin, Missouri – 1979
AS in Computer Science
Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, Missouri – 1982




Missouri State Board of Accountancy, 1979
Oklahoma State Board of Accountancy, 1980
Certificate in Data Processing, Missouri Southern State University, 1981
Certificate in Tax Problem Resolution, 2010
Endorsed Local Provider, Dave Ramsey Show




Member of Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the National and Missouri Society of Accountants
Member of American Society of Tax Problem Solvers
Member of Tax Freedom Institute
Chairman of the Small Business Development Centers Advisory Board, State of Missouri
Budget Chairman of Missouri Southern Foundation Board Budget Committee




Past President and Treasurer – Joplin Sheltered Workshops Board
Past President and Treasurer – Joplin Area Catholic School Board
Treasurer – Joplin Area Business Club
Member – Business Network International
Member – Joplin Area Catholic Schools Development Board
Member – Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
Member – Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce
Member – Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce
Member – Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese, St. Peters Church, and School Finance Committees
Member – Wildcat Glades Audubon Center

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