The pastor, according to Canon Law, has overall responsibility for parish financial management. The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body that assists the pastor in meeting this obligation. While the Parish Council does not have decision-making authority, consultation is at the heart of the decision-making process: sharing information, listening, contributing to the discussion and promoting consensus.
In order to be effective in their responsibilities as members of the Parish Finance Council, members should have a love for the Church and its mission and develop a thorough understanding of the parish’s mission, goals, people and resources. The pastor will seek the input of the Parish Finance Council for issues such as the regular management of parish funds, banking arrangements, capital expenditures, review and preparation of the annual budget, development initiatives, accounting practices, publication of financial reports and more.
The Good Shepherd Finance Council currently meets on a bi-monthly basis and is made up of the following members:
Fr. Jim Fox Pastor
Annette Aguilar Business Manager
Mark Strawbridge School Principal
Patty Cisle Napier School Assistant Principal
Susie Warta Parish Development Director
Jared Briant Chairman
Will Abbott Member
Pam Morin Member
Chris Peters Member
Jared Schoch Member
Peter VanDusen Member
If you would like to be considered for a future position on this board, please send an email to our pastor,
Rev. James Fox, at firstname.lastname@example.org.