Redlands, California

Charlie Cutler

Charlie is our president and fearless leader. He is driven by his heart to serve faith-based organizations, which led him to partner with his dad, Tom, to build ChurchWest as you know it today. Everything Charlie does is ultimately for the kingdom, which is why ChurchWest seeks to provide insurance services to ministries at the highest level. It’s a good thing that we like to share because Charlie has become a nationally sought-after speaker and spends much of his time relating risk management to building the kingdom.

When he’s not being Charlie the ChurchWest President, you can find him hanging out with his wife, sailing, golfing, cooking, snowboarding, and traveling (a man of many talents). Before jumping on his dad’s ChurchWest team, Charlie went to San Diego State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Political Science. He also spent years in the advertising industry and lobbied in Washington D.C.


Churchwest truly cares about supporting churches.

Denise Garcia, Valley Community Church of Pleasanton

The service that we receive from ChurchWest is top-notch. I could not do my job without them.

Mindy Parry, The Bridge Bible Church

Great people to work with! Helpful and informative.

Jodi Winkle, The Lighthouse Early Childhood Center

ChurchWest is a great company. They are easy to do business with quick with responses. Our agent is very personable, calls or emails regularly to make sure our needs are being met. I've worked with other companies and CW is by far an excellent company!

Irene O'Leary, North City Church
Recent Articles by Charlie Cutler

Join our experts as we discuss the major changes coming in 2024 for HR in ministry.

Prepare your ministry for the arrival of Hurricane Hillary in California with a concise checklist of critical steps.

Learn the emerging risks and best practices for keeping your team safe abroad.

Learn how the law protects spiritual counseling and confessions.

Learn the difference between Live Scan and Commercial Background checks and which to use for your ministry.

This sample agreement between your ministry and vehicle borrowers is a good first step to minimize unneeded liability.

Everything you need to know when classifying your worker as an employee or independent contractor. Avoid fines and penalties by mastering the ABC test.

Learn about the common errors made by ministries when posting legal notices and how to avoid them to protect your ministry’s legal rights.

Learn practical techniques for starting your Ministry Risk Management Plan, including top risks for your board and leadership to prioritize.

Discover practical solutions to help prevent pastor burnout and create a healthier, sustainable ministry environment.

Figuring out who qualifies as a minister is essential for navigating the employment laws that impact your ministry. The Ministerial Exception might seem complicated, but don’t worry – we’re here to make it simple

Learn why 10+ passenger vans may not be the safest option for your ministry and explore alternatives to keep your congregation and staff safe.

Your guide to California mandated reporting requirements. Learn about Live Scan background checks, training and recommended procedures.

Has your church, school, camp, college or parachurch ministry applied for the Employee Retention Credit? If so, we’d love to hear how it is working for you! The feedback that we are hearing is that this will result in 10s of millions of support for ministries. Working through it and want to be sure you…

Join us for this one hour webinar to dig deep and gain a better understanding on the nuances of Exempt vs. Non Exempt employees in ministry.

Is your ministry up to speed on the Employee Retention Credit? For 2020, each organization could receive up to $5,000 per qualified employee. In 2021, this has been increased to $14,000!

We know, it sounds too good to be true, right?