Finance Councils 

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

Please take a moment to meet the professionals who generously serve on our Diocesan Finance Council.

FY2020 Diocese of Des Moines Finance Council Members

 Name  Experience  Parish  Appointment Date

Bishop Richard Pates

Bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines

 

May 2008

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

Mr. Brian Johnson

Senior Vice President – Store Development, Casey’s, Inc.

St. Pius X, Urbandale

July 1, 2010

Ms. Ardis Kelley

Senior Vice President and CAO, Federal Home Loan Bank

Sacred Heart, West Des Moines

January 1, 2014

Mr. Dan Kinsella

Audit and Enterprise Risk Services Partner, Deloitte

St. Patrick, Imogene

July 1, 2013

Mr. Tom Mahoney

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. Ray McHenry

Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi, West Des Moines

St. Francis of Assisi, West Des Moines

January 2014

Rev. Mark Neal

Pastor, Holy Trinity, Des Moines

Holy Trinity, Des Moines

November 2017

Ms. Stephanie Sarcone

Sr. Fiduciary Advisory Specialist, Wells Fargo Bank

St. Anthony, Des Moines

July 1, 2018 

Mr. Patrick Smith

Attorney, Fredrikson and Byron, P.A.

St. Augustin, Des Moines

July 1, 2018

Ms. Krista Turner

Senior Manager - PEO Operations, Oasis

St. Boniface, Waukee

July 1, 2012

Ex-Officio

 

 

 

Msgr. Ed Hurley

Vicar of Finance, Diocese of Des Moines

St. Joseph, Des Moines

August 1998

Rev. Joseph Pins

Associate Vicar of Finance, Diocese of Des Moines

St. Joseph, Des Moines

September 2010

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 and School 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