A church administrator takes care of the business aspects of a church, including managing the way the church handles money, protecting the church's liability and protecting the ministry. The administrator also protects the pastors.
The church administrator trains all staff in handling peers and congregation. This person handles money coming in and going out, and ensures fiscal accountability. They ensure that conversations between pastors and other members of the congregation remain confidential. The administrator is not a preacher or pastor, but often becomes a pastor's confidant in the church. The administrator also deals with the general public regularly, handling interactions with other institutions.