Hello! I’m the Pastoral Assistant for Administration (PAA), or commonly known as the Business Manager, at Our Lady of Lourdes. I started in this position in June of 2021. Prior to Our Lady of Lourdes, I held the same position for seven years at the Madeleine Parish down in the Archdiocese of Portland. I report directly to the pastor, and I provide information to a variety of parish and school councils and committees. My key areas of responsibility are:
- Finance and Accounting – stewardship, special collections, donations, bequests, school tuition, school and parish staff payroll, vendor and contractor invoices, utilities, purchasing, restricted and designated fund accounting, program accounting, special events and many other transactions flow through our accounting system, with ultimate oversight from the principal, the pastor and the Finance Council. Online giving through the Vanco portal.
- IT and Communications Systems – software used for accounting, parish census data, payroll processing, and office applications, as well as many electronic systems including staff workstations, phone system, and parish website.
- Human Resources – along with regular payroll processing, hiring and onboarding of staff, processing of status changes in the payroll system, benefits enrollment processing, liaison to archdiocese payroll and benefits departments as well as the human resources department.
- Facilities Projects – in coordination with the Facilities Manager, the pastor, and the Buildings & Grounds Committee, developing and funding small, medium and large facilities projects.