Finance and Accounting

Finance Office Contacts

Chief Finance Officer
Phil W. Macias, CPA
573-635-9127, ext. 213

Diocesan Financial Ombudsman
Deacon Joseph Braddock
573-635-9127, ext. 234

Shereen Kline
573-635-9127, ext. 239

Finance Manager
Michelle Truesdale
573-635-9127, ext. 219

Senior Bookkeeper
Debbie Stansbury
573-635-9127, ext. 244

Senior Bookkeeper
Paula Glynn
573-635-9127, ext. 218

Senior Bookkeeper
Sharon McQueen
573-635-9127, ext. 217


Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center
2207 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Finance Council

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight

Diocesan Administration
Msgr. Robert Kurwicki, Vicar General
Benjamin Roodhouse, JD, JCL, Chancellor

Real Estate
Michael Kelly, Vice Chair

Matt Tolksdorf

Arlene Vogel

General Business
Gary Wilbers, Chair
Richard Anderson

Parish Representation
Robert Hackman, Executive Secretary
Barbara Reichart

Philip W. Macias, CPA, CFO
Michelle Truesdale, Recording Secretary (573-635-9127, ext. 219)

2207 West Main St.
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Finance and Accounting

The Office of Finance Office is directly responsible to the Bishop of the Diocese and the Diocesan Finance Council. The Chief Financial Officer, appointed by the bishop, assumes the responsibilities of financial administrator of the diocese under Canon 494.

The office oversees the finance, accounting, financial reporting, treasury and risk management functions for the diocese and diocesan level entities. The office also is responsible for the development and implementation of fiscal policy relating to parishes and schools of the diocese in consultation with the Bishop and the Diocesan Finance Council.

Diocesan Level Entities

  • Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City Chancery Office
    While the Diocese comprises 113 parishes, missions and shrines in 38 counties in the state of Missouri, the Chancery Office represents the central operations.
  • Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City Fund
    Irrevocable charitable trust established in 2005 to hold and invest contributions and deposits from the Diocese, parishes and diocesan organizations. The fund effectively acts similar to a credit union for its participating organizations accepting deposits and making loans.
  • Diocesan Excellence in Education Fund
    Founded in 1989, this Fund was established to acquire and provide funds to assist parish and inter-parish schools in providing salaries for professional educators by making grants to schools from investment earnings.
  • Priest Mutual Benefit Society of the Diocese of Jefferson City
    Noncontributory defined benefit plan established in 1988 to provide retirement and health insurance benefits exclusively for priests of the Diocese of Jefferson City.
  • Jubilee Retirement Trust Fund
    Established in 2008 to provide support to the Diocese and contributing entities to assist them in providing for the retirement needs of the lay employees and deacons covered under the Diocese’s tax deferred annuity plan. The fund provides for 1/3 of the annual contribution parishes and entities make on behalf of their employees and a matching contribution for any elective deferrals made by the employees.

Financial Reports

Financial reports for the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City are below. Reports are provided annually, beginning in 2011.


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