Parish Finance Council
The St Luke’s Finance Council represents parishioners to assist the pastor in the financial matters of the parish. The Council focuses its work in several areas:
- Ensures strong discipline by reviewing parish finances on a monthly and annual basis and approving any significant expenses
- Aligns parish resources to advance the priorities of the parish and school by managing the annual budgeting process
- Consults on facilities projects and fundraising needs to support those projects
- Educates and communicates the finances of the parish to all parishioners.
The St. Luke’s Finance Council is made up of six to eight individuals appointed by the pastor to serve no more than two, three-year terms. One third of the terms expire each July-to-June fiscal year. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.
Fr. Larry Hoffmann
Ryan Schon (Chair, 1st term, 19)
Kathy Johnson (Trustee, Secretary, 2nd term, 18)
Wayne Johnson (Trustee, 2nd term, 19)
Michael Fitzpatrick (2nd term, 19)
Aaron Shell (1st term, 18)
Jim Roths (1st term, 19)
Craig Oberreuter (1st term, 19)
Kathy Lickteig (1st term, 20)
*(office, term, end of fiscal year term)
Contact Ryan Schon at 515-868-6214 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Finance Council recently approved the purchase and installation of two portable buildings that will add four new multi-purpose rooms to support parish activities. In July the council approved the FY18 budget that includes expansion of the Faith Formation director to full time, our new associate pastor and two new school teachers. Increases in parish families, school enrollment and collections will fund this growth. The Finance Council will be increasing our communications about St. Luke’s financial status and direction in support of our parish mission. You should see more from us in the bulletin, on the web and occasionally at mass. Please let us know how we’re doing.
Ryan Schon, Chair email@example.com