Finance and Accounting

Contact/Staff

Chief Financial Officer
Joseph Braddock, CPA, CGMA
573.635.9127, ext. 234

Finance Manager
Kathy Smith
573.635.9127, ext. 219

Senior Bookkeeper
Debbie Stansbury
573.635.9127, ext. 244

Bookkeeper
Sharon McQueen
573.635.9127, ext. 217

Benefits Coordinator
Gala Wolfmeier
573.635.9127, ext. 204


2207 West Main St | PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900

Finance Council

Chair
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight

Diocesan Administration
Rev. Gregory Meystrik, Moderator of the Curia
Sr. Kathleen Wegman, Chancellor
Msgr. Robert Kurwicki, Vicar General

Real Estate
Michael Kelly

Investments
Matt Tolksdorf

Banking
Arlene Vogel
Betty Zimmer

General Business
Gary Wilbers

Parish Representation
Rev. Jason Doke
Barbara Reichart

Staff
Deacon Joseph Braddock, CFO
Debbie Stansbury, Recording Secretary


2207 West Main St | PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900

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.

Chancery Office Financial Reports
Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City Fund Reports
Diocesan Excellence in Education Fund
Priest Mutual Benefit Society
Jubilee Retirement Trust Fund