Finance Department


Finance Department


The Finance Department for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise has as its mission to be a good steward of the temporal goods of the Catholic Faith Community in Idaho.

To achieve this mission the department endeavors to keep Diocesan Ministries and programs running smoothly by adequately budgeting for them, and monitoring the financial condition of the Diocese to insure that funds will be available to provide for the various ministries at the appropriate time.

Secondly, the finance office administers centralized programs that benefit parishes and schools across the Diocese in the area of cash operations, investments, real estate acquisition, insurance and payroll.

Finance Department Staff

Chuck Lawrence
Finance Officer
(208) 350-7510
The finance officer is directly accountable to the Bishop and the Moderator of the Curia and is functionally responsible for accounting, budgeting, investments, insurance and risk management, benefits and pension, policy and procedure formulation, internal audit of all diocesan entities throughout the state. The finance officer administers a centralized savings and loan program, centralized checking account system, and centralized payroll processing and administration for all of the diocesan parishes and schools throughout the state.  Chuck also oversees property and liability insurance.
Cari Magette
(208) 350-7511
As Controller, Cari Magette, oversees the general ledger reconciliation, assists the other employees in the Finance department and handles questions from the parishes and schools.  Cari Magette also is responsible for overseeing the various insurances, health, ltd/life, workers’ compensation and student accident insurance. She is also responsible for the accounting and reporting of the Idaho Catholic Appeal. Cari also handles the Lay Pension Plan and coordinates benefits with the Pension Plan Administrator.
Marlys Roseberry
Cash Operations Manager
(208) 350-7514
As manager of cash operations for both the Diocesan Cash Management Checking Account System, and the Diocesan Savings and Loan Program, Marlys Roseberry performs new account set up, daily account management, including deposits, withdrawals, and transfers, reconciles accounts at month end, and creates reports to the parishes for their checking and savings activity as well as handles credit card transactions for parishes, schools and the diocese.
Michelle Smith
Payroll Specialist and Electronic Banking
(208) 350-7513

Michelle Smith is primarily responsible for Payroll Processing and Electronic Funds Transfers. Payroll Processing includes coordinating collection, balance, input and output of payroll information. Distribution of payroll checks and reports and subsequent billing of the locations for corresponding payroll costs. EFT's include direct deposit payments to non-payroll personnel working for the diocese, automatic withdrawals from bank accounts held by diocesan parishes and schools, and authorized withdrawals from parishioners' accounts for school tuition payments and donations to the parishes and other charitable entities. Michelle is also Insurance Coordinator for medical insurance.

Lisa Anderson
Finance Administrator Accounts Payable
Lisa Anderson, as Administrative Assistant to the Finance Officer, serves as the contact person when the Finance Officer is unavailable and can usually handle general information questions or direct callers to the proper person. She also handles all incoming mail, makes all bank deposits, orders supplies for department and maintains general files. Also serves as Notary Public as needed. As Accounts Payable Manager, she is responsible for all accounts payable input, balancing and check processing as well as maintaining all vendor files.  Also handles the centralized processing of savings and loan withdrawals for the parishes and schools throughout the state.


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Finance Forms

Finance Department's Fax Number: 

(208) 342-1571

Diocesan Financial Statements



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