The St. Thomas More Finance Council advises the pastor on matters relating to the financial affairs of the parish. In its work, the Finance Council is guided not only by Gospel values, but also by good business principles and practices. The Council has access to such financial information and records as it may need to accomplish its purposes, with the understanding that this information is given and received with due regard to confidentiality and prudence.
The Council’s specific responsibilities include assisting with the preparation of the parish’s annual budget; monitoring expenditures and revenues in the course of the year; safeguarding the financial assets of the parish; seeing to the proper deposit of church funds in revenue-bearing accounts; making periodic reports on the financial state of the parish to the Parish Council and parishioners in general; and providing for the financing of necessary repairs and replacement of parish facilities and equipment.
Several parishioners serve on the Finance Council. All were appointed by the pastor. They are:
W. Crawford Elliott
In addition to these, the following serves as an ex officio non-voting member:
Carol Palmer (Parish Business Manager)