Webinar: Financial Transparency for Parishes
On March 11, 2021 we hosted a webinar on Financial Transparency for Parishes, as part of the series Building a Transparent & Accountable Church.
A discussion of precise challenges faced by parishes – pastors, staff, and parishioners – with specific recommendations. What does financial accountability look like at the parish level? How should the parish finance council be constructed and what are its primary responsibilities? What are the obligations of the pastor to parishioners and his bishop?
Our guests were
Archbishop Gilbert Garcera
Archdiocese of Lipa, Philippines
H.E. Most Rev. Gilbert Armea Garcera is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Lipa in the Philippines. Previously, he served as Bishop of Daet in Camarines Norte for nine years. H.E. Archbishop Garcera is currently a member of the Permanent Council of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines and chairs the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Family and Life. After completing Bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Sacred Theology, and a Master degree in Religious Studies, in 2004 he completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development.
Catholic Leadership Institute
Dan Cellucci is CEO of Catholic Leadership Institute, an apostolate providing leadership training and consulting to more than 250 bishops, 3,500 priests, and over 25,000 deacons, religious and lay leaders in more than 100 dioceses. Prior to his election as CEO, Dan served as Senior Vice President for Catholic Leadership Institute, working as the primary liaison with bishops and overseeing the apostolate’s marketing and services. Dan is a sought-after advisor, consultant, and presenter for the Church, playing a lead role in projects in the Archdioceses of Miami and Boston as well as the Diocese of Pittsburgh and at the North American College.
Integrated Governance Solutions
Bill Bojan is the Founder and CEO of Integrated Governance Solutions, LLC (IGS), an organization whose goal is to support achievement of a higher standard of board, risk, and financial governance within the marketplace and other realms of institutions such as religious organizations, nonprofits, academia, and government. He has served several executive-level roles throughout his 30-year career: Start-up Founder, CEO, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Ethics Officer, General Auditor, Board Member, Board Chair, Governance Committee Chair, Board Advisor/Consultant, and Public Accounting practice leader. He holds a B.S. degree and a Masters of Accountancy from DePaul University.
You may watch the video of the webinar here: