Finance Councils 

The Bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines and his leadership team rely on the Finance Department to prepare accurate financial statements which communicate the financial stability of the diocese as a whole. The Finance Department works closely with the Diocesan Finance Council to advise and determine the policies, procedures, and resources necessary to demonstrate compliance and increase transparency with employees, members, vendors, and government.

Diocesan Finance Council members serve a term of five years, with the option for reappointment to a second term of five years. Please take a moment to meet the professionals who generously serve on our Diocesan Finance Council.

FY2022 Diocese of Des Moines Finance Council Members

Updated February 4, 2022

 Name  Experience  Parish  Appointment Date

Bishop William Joensen - Chair

Bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines


November 2019

Ms. Cassie Edgar

Attorney - McKee, Voorhees, & Sease, PLC

St. Francis of Assisi, West Des Moines

July 1, 2012

Mr. Matt Gronstal

President - Council Bluffs Savings Bank

St. Patrick, Council Bluffs

July 1, 2016

Msgr. Ed Hurley

Vicar of Finance - Diocese of Des Moines

St. Joseph, Des Moines

August 1998

Ms. Ardis Kelley

Senior Vice President and CSO - Federal Home Loan Bank

Sacred Heart, West Des Moines

January 1, 2014

Mr. Dan Kinsella - Vice-Chair

Audit and Enterprise Risk Services Partner -  Deloitte

St. Patrick, Imogene

July 1, 2013

Mr. Tom Mahoney

Retired Chairman and CEO - ITA Group, Inc.

St. Francis of Assisi, West Des Moines

July 1, 2019

Mr. Tim Marcsisak

CEO - Nishna Valley Credit Union

SS Peter & Paul, Atlantic

July 1, 2018

Rev. Joseph Pins

Associate Vicar of Finance - Diocese of Des Moines

St. Joseph, Des Moines

September 2010

Ms. Stephanie Sarcone

Attorney - Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor, & Fairgrave, P.C.

St. Anthony, Des Moines

July 1, 2018 

Mr. Patrick Smith

Senior Trial Attorney - Nationwide

St. Augustin, Des Moines

July 1, 2018

Ms. Krista Turner

COO - Connectify HR

St. Boniface, Waukee

July 1, 2012

Diocesan Staff




Mr. Paul Carlson

Director of Finance - Diocese of Des Moines

St. Luke the Evangelist, Ankeny

July 2011

Ms. Laura Hofstrand

Accounting Manager - Diocese of Des Moines


July 2016

Mr. Jason Kurth

Chancellor - Diocese of Des Moines

St. Francis of Assisi, West Des Moines

December 2011


Resources for Parish Finance Councils

Canon law requires each parish to have a Finance Council. Finance Councils are charged with overseeing the financial health of the parishes they serve. The Diocese of Des Moines supports our parishes’ Finance Councils with resources to guide the governance and operations so that they may effectively and efficiently carry out their financial oversight responsibilities.

Canon Law Regarding Parish Finance Councils - 

Can. 537  In each parish there is to be a finance council which is governed, in addition to universal law, by norms issued by the diocesan bishop and in which the Christian faithful, selected according to these same norms, are to assist the pastor in the administration of the goods of the parish, without prejudice to the prescript of can. 532.

Parish Finance Council Guidelines can be found on our Parish Governance webpage