Finance & Administration

Finance & Administration

The Office of Finance & Administration, under the direction of the Bishop, manages all Diocesan Funds, property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, and pension plans of the Diocese.

On the pages in this section (found in the yellow navigation bar above), you can find more detailed information and resources for each of these specific areas: payroll, benefits, and retirement; accounting; investments; and policies and procedures.

Our Team is here to assist you in a variety of topics related to finances, administration of employee benefits, budgeting, and more! Below you will find information on each member of our team, including our contact information and our main areas of responsibility to help you quickly find the most appropriate person to help with your questions. Feel free to reach out to us, and let us know how we can help!

Common Resources:

Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs
This is a resource provided by The Episcopal Church to identify requirements and provide helpful advice on the topics of sound and practical internal controls, accounting guidelines, business practices, and more.

Diocesan Expense Reimbursement Form
This form is used to request an expense reimbursement from the Diocese
(for example: mileage reimbursement and travel-related expenses)

Audit Questionnaire
This is what each congregation must complete in order to complete the required annual audit.

Records Retention Policy
The policy is to be used as a guideline for congregations, in order to provide assistance in determining which records to keep, and the period of time each record should be kept. 

Risk Assessment Form
This form is to be completed on an annual basis by the Vestry in order to ensure that the church has procedures in place in order to mitigate those significant risks which could have an adverse effect on the church and its operations.


Our Team

Canon Will Buchanan
Canon for Finance & Administration
(405) 232-4820
Contact me about:
Grant requests
Property related questions
Audit requirements
Congregational best practices

Rose Picard
Accounting Manager
(405) 232-4820

Contact me about:
Investment withdrawals
Mutual ministry support
Accounts receivable

Martha Smith
Payroll & Benefits Coordinator
(405) 232-4820

Contact me about:
Health insurance
Retirement benefits

Gabby LaFerr
Accounts Payable Coordinator
(405) 232-4820

Contact me about:
Expense request
Check request



924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 232-4820