Just a heads up for anyone that is interested… I had the worst time getting MailChimp to correctly process all transactional emails from my site (so that things like “reset password” or “welcome new user” emails that automatically generate from WordPress would make it to the user’s Inbox. The only way I could see to make this happen was through paid add-on’s. If anyone knows how to set this up in MailChimp for free, with WordPress, please advise.
Meanwhile, though I really like the work that was done to enable syncing with MailChimp from within the Church Admin plugin – I have opted to go with MailPoet and it is working flawlessly – 100% free (since we are a small church and do not come near the 2000 user limit). All transactional and Church Admin emails are making it through to the user now, without any third-party watermarks or branding. It was also, by far, the easiest to set up in my experience.
If this is something you have been struggling with on your site, I hope this information is helpful!