Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council of Immaculate Heart of Mary is integral to good parish financial management.  The Council is a consultative body that assists the pastor in the financial administration of the parish.

According to Canon Law, in each parish there is to be a finance council which is governed by norms issued by the diocesan bishop and in which the Christian faithful are to assist the pastor in the administration of the goods of the parish.

The Parish Finance Council should meet regularly (no less than quarterly) with specific agendas, and should have access to all relevant financial information of the parish.

The Council currently consists of six members who are chosen based on demonstrable skills or expertise in management, finance and accounting.

The Parish Finance Council provides oversight of the financial management of the parish.  Major responsibilities of the Parish Finance Council include input to, and review of the parish annual budget and periodic financial statements; review of internal controls and procedures; and planning for the temporal needs of the parish.

Current Members are:
William Bowker, Claire Wentz, Teresa Altland, Lee Wicker, Lori Anthony and Terry Gingrow