Diocese of Camden Finance Council

The members of the Finance Council come from across the diocese and represent a variety of professions. The Finance Council is integral to the working of the diocese, and it bears a great deal of responsibility for the proper management of the finances and administration of the diocese and its associated entities.

The Code of Canon Law, as revised in 1983, obligates dioceses to establish and maintain a Finance Council as a consultative body with its members being appointed by the bishop. The bishop serves as the Chair, and a member of the council is selected to serve as the Vice-Chair. Members of the Finance Council are selected from among the “members of Christian faithful” and represent per-sons “who excel in necessary knowledge, prudence, and integrity.” The Finance Council has various committees that address specific issues, such as benefits and compensation, real estate, investments, legal, etc. These committees are chaired by a member of the Finance Council and can also include people who are not on the Finance Council. The bishop is required to seek the advice of the Finance Council in matters of importance, and the Finance Council itself is responsible for the annual preparation of a budget and an annual review of the diocesan financial report.

The Finance Council enjoys a great working relationship with Bishop Sullivan and the diocesan staff. Together, they are focused on accountability, transparency, and a holistic view of the diocese, as they seek to carry out the mission of the Church.

Members:

Mr. John Finley
Vice President
Senior Lender
TD Bank

Ms. Angela Kelly
Vice President/CFO
1st Bank of Sea Isle City

Mr. Edward Merenda
Manager, Risk & Control Department, Certified Public Accountant &
Certified Internal Auditor, Vanguard

Mr. Edward Radetich, Jr.
Managing Partner
Heffler, Radetich & Saitta

Mr. John Callaghan
Retired Team Leader
Metro PA-MJ Middle Market Lending
TD Bank NA

Mr. Thomas Granite
Principal, Cobble Hill Financial Services, Inc.

Rev. Msgr. Roger McGrath
Pastor
Saints Peter & Paul Parish, Turnersville

Mr. William Murray
Diocesan Finance Officer & Bishop’s Delegate for Temporalities
Diocese of Camden

Deacon John Werner
Retired CFO
Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority

Mr. Joseph DiFilippo
UBS Financial Services
First Vice President –Investments Financial Advisor

Rev. Robert Hughes
Vicar General/Moderator of the Curia, Diocese of Camden

Mr. Patrick McGrory
Private Wealth Advisor
Beacon Bridge Wealth Partners
An Ameriprise private wealth advisory practice

Rev. Joseph Perreault
Pastor
Saint Joseph Parish, Sea Isle City

Ms. Meg Worthington Broker
Salesperson
Stephen N. Frankel Real Estate, Inc.