Diocesan Finance Office

The Diocesan Finance Office oversees the overall Diocesan finance and accounting functions.  Specific areas of responsibility include day to day accounting, financial reporting, treasury and investment activities and development/promotion of diocesan fiscal policy.  Members of the Finance Office Staff provide consultative services and assistance to parishes and schools in the areas of finance, accounting, and financial reporting.

The Diocesan Finance Officer and the Internal Auditor provide staff support to the Diocesan Finance Council and the Diocesan Investment Committee, and serve on the Lay Pension Board and Benefits Committee. The Diocesan Finance Officer also serves on the Priest Pension Board, and as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Deposit & Loan Fund.

Diocesan Finance Council (2023)

Most Rev. James V. Johnston, Jr.
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Monica Adams (Staff)
Director of Risk Managment & Internal Auditor
Term: On-going

David Brain
Founder & CEO, Brown Cow Capital, LLC
Term: September 2026

John Crowe
Self-Employed, Real Estate
Term: June 2026

Christine DeMarea
Partner, Husch Blackwell
Term: April 2023

John DeStefano
Retired Vice President-Finance, Kansas City Power & Light Co.
Term: May 2025
Fr. Ron Elliott
Retired Priest, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Term: August 2023
Eileen Hutchinson
Retired Vice President/CFO-Government Employees Health Assoc., Inc.
Term: October 2025

Alan Lankford
President, Lankford | Fendler + associates
Term: August 2024

Thomas McCullough
Retired Executive Vice President, DST Systems, Inc.
Term: March 2026

George McLiney
Chairman Emeritus, McLiney and Company
Term: March 2023

Margo Shepard
Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisers
Term: March 2023

Jim VanDyke
Retired Partner, FORVIS
Term: April 2023

Diocesan Investment Committee (2023)

Tracey Lewis (Chairperson)
Monica Adams (Staff)
Katheigh Degen
Kevin Emmendorfer
Ray Evans
Angela Laville (Staff)
Joseph Massman
Joseph Nastasi
Margo Shepard

Lay Pension Board (2023)

Angela Laville (Chairperson)
Monica Adams
Joe Arnone
Rev. Matthew Brumleve
Carol Anne Hoppins
Vicki Kinney
Karen Kroh

Priest Pension Board (2023)

Rev. Charles Rowe (Chairperson)
Nick Hadley
Rev. Gregory Haskamp
Carol Anne Hoppins
Angela Laville
Rev. Patrick Rush
Rev. M. Jeffrey Stephan
Deacon Joseph Whiston

Deposit & Loan Fund Board of Trustees (2023)

Angela Laville (Chairperson)
Monica Adams
Eileen Hutchinson
Tracey Lewis
Rev. Kenneth Riley
Rev. Charles Rowe
Rev. Eric Schneider


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