Church Administration Resources

Risk Management Newsletters

Video Presentations

Text Resources



Video Tutorials and Reports

How to Conduct a Church Audit

Risk Management Survey Results

Insuring Parish Property

The Clergy Compensation Package

Certificate of Insurance


Music Licensing, Part 1

Music Licensing, Part 2

Risk Management Monthly Newsletters



Text Resources

Ethics Manual (PDF) Important requirements and standards of conduct for all clergy, lay employees and volunteers. A copy should be provided to all new employees and lay leaders. Current clergy, employees and lay leaders should review annually.
Social Media Policy and Guidelines (PDF) The Social Media Policy was adopted in 2016. Please refer to it for guidance on Web sites, Facebook pages, and other social media.
Digital Security (PDF) Important advice to maintain the security of digital records and IDs.
Restoration Services (PDF) Frost Bank offers names of local restoration services firms.
Winterization Policy (PDF) Steps to take before freezing weather.

Certificate of Insurancesupporting resources
Certificates of Insurance – PowerPoint guide
Do you need a Certificate of Insurance? Certificate management guidelines
Sample letter to a contractor Tracking worksheet (PPT)

Managing Music Licensingsupporting resources in PDF
Part 1 – Music copyrights and licensing Part 2 – Subscriptions and reporting

Diocesan Budget, Assessments, and Audit

2021 Diocesan Budget 2021 Diocesan Assessment Table
2021 Budget Narrative Assessment Formula
Annual Audit (previous year)
available upon request

Staff and Leadership Contacts

Canon H. Jay Atwood, Canon to the Ordinary

Kristi Heffron, Director of Finance

Danyl Harrell, Financial Assistant

Fr. Michael Brooks, Benefits Coordinator

Rod Barber, Chair, Risk Managment Committee

Phone: 817-244-2885


Employee Benefits Information Diocesan Constitution
Handbook of Lay Ministry (with licensing forms) Diocesan Canons
ChurchLaw&Tax (from Christianity Today) Diocesan Customary