Gordon Slack, Executive Director/Diocesan Finance Officer
Diocesan Finance Officer (DFC) is a canonical position mandated to administer the financial affairs of the Central Administration under the authority of the bishop. Gordon oversees the work of the office and serves as a resource person to parishes in financial and related matters. His responsibilities include the conduct of parish audits, and acquisition of land for future parishes. He is diocesan liaison with legal counsel, investment managers, accounting firms, insurance providers and others.
Andrew A. Guljas, AIA, Diocesan Facilities Management Coordinator
The Diocesan Facilities Management Coordinator is primarily responsible for action on building decisions made by Bishop and the Diocesan Building Commission (DBC). Andrew’s duties for the Diocese are basically three fold: 1) Assist parishes and central administration with project planning and facilitate plan review. This assistance can be in the form of guiding projects through a prescribed process of design and construction and assisting in the interviewing and selection of the architectural/engineering and construction teams. This staff member also acts as a liaison between the parish group and the Diocesan Building Commission. 2) Assist parishes and Central Administration in developing a planned maintenance program and survey and record existing facilities conditions to alert users to immediate term, short term and long term needs. 3) Archive Diocesan facilities data for organizing and preserving existing and new construction documents and other facilities data. Proper documentation and review of existing asbestos conditions in diocesan property with the appropriate reporting of these conditions to the federal agency is a vital aspect of the diocesan facility data.
Anne Painter, CPA, Controller and Lay Pension Plan Coordinator
Anne prepares the financial statements for all offices of Central Administration, and processes accounts receivable. She posts data to the general ledger and coordinates the Lay Employee Retirement Plan.
Carol Mallett, Insurance Account Coordinator
Carol has primary responsibility for maintaining Fruitful Harvest accounts in the redemption phase and maintaining timely and accurate records of paid pledges. She is the contact for property/liability issues, health insurance, and handles tax exemption matters with various government agencies.
Carolyn Bennett, Accounts Payable Clerk
Kathy Askins, Administrative Assistant and Priests Retirement Plan Coordinator
Kathy answers and directs calls for the Department of Administration and in addition to her secretarial duties, Kathy processes payroll, maintains the depreciation schedule, provides support to other staff members in such areas as data input for Fruitful Harvest, and assistance with computer related problems. She coordinates the Central Administration Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan and assists with the accounting functions of the Priest's Retirement Plan and the Catholic Foundation of Northcentral Indiana.
Kent Mikesell, Maintenance Engineer
Kent maintains buildings and grounds at the Bishop's Office, the Bishop's residence, the Catholic Pastoral Center, Emmaus House, and other local diocesan properties.