Secretariat for Stewardship and Finance

The Secretariat for Stewardship is entrusted with responsibilities for caring for property, managing temporal matters, making resources yield as much as possible, and sharing resources with others.  The responsibilities involve a commitment to trust and accountability as defined by the USCCB Pastoral entitled Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response.  Functional areas include revenue (contributions, gifts, fundraising, etc.), budgeting (operating and programming, solvency strategies, cash management, etc.), and temporal goods (acquisition, maintenance, management, and alienation).

The Stewardship Office is located at:
          Catholic Diocese of Lexington, KY

1310 W. Main Street
Lexington, KY 40508
phone # 859-253-1993

Fax # 859-253-0939
(use when sending confidential information)



Building Commission

Chancery Audited Financials

Charitable Gaming

Chart of Accounts August 2021

Day to Day Financial and Accounting Guidelines

Deposit and Loan Form for Deposit and Withdrawals

Depreciation Schedule

Diocesan Assessment

Finance Council

Financial Reporting

Offertory Count Guidelines 

Plant and Property

Purchase Exemption Certificate

Relationships Between Councils and Diocese

Support with your GoToConnect Phone System


Training Aids – Accounting

Who To Contact For What – Quick Reference



Code of Conduct

Employee Handbook


External Links:

USCCB Diocesan Financial Management (A Guide To Best Practices


Contact Us:

Debbie Swisher

Diocesan Finance Officer

859-253-1993 ext. 1043


Hayley Mills

Accounting and Administrative Assistant

859-253-1993 ext. 1044


Karen Barnes


859-253-1993 ext. 1048


Karen Howard

Plant and Property

859-253-1993 ext. 1045


Kathi Riegle

Director of Parish Finance

859-253-1993 ext. 1047


Jane Gorey

Administrative Specialist

859-253-1993 ext. 1046