The Diocesan Finance Council is a required consultative body of members, in accordance with canons 492-493. The Finance Council assists the Bishop by preparing an annual budget for the diocese, along with an annual financial report, detailing diocesan income and expenditures. Both clergy and laity comprise the membership of the council with the Chairperson being laity.

Audited Statements and Annual Reports

Finance Council Contact Information

Diocesan Finance Council Members as of January 1, 2024

  • Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg
  • Jeffrey Bridge, Banker
  • Michael Carrere, President & General Partner of Carrere Capital
  • James (Jim) Desmond, Fifth Third Private Bank, retired – President/Trustee of the Catholic Foundation
  • Chau H. Duong, CPA, CHD Associates, LLC.
  • Gerald P. Giglia, CPA
  • Reverend Monsignor Robert F. Morris, V.G., Pastor, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Clearwater
  • Thomas R. Moriarty, CPA, Financial Advisor – Council Chairperson
  • Reverend Monsignor Joseph Pellegrino, Retired Pastor Emeritus, St. Ignatius Parish, Tarpon Springs
  • Laura E. Prather, Esq. , Jackson Lewis P.C. retired
  • Reverend Monsignor Michael Carruthers, Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle St. Petersburg
  • Reverend Curtis Carro, Pastor, St. Raphael Parish, St. Petersburg  
  • Doctor Lois Locey, D. Min., Chancellor for Administration and Chief Operating Officer, Diocese of St. Petersburg 


  • John Dey, CPA, Diocesan Finance Officer
  • Aaron Daniels, CPA, Controller
  • Elena Attias, Finance Administrative Assistant