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The Episcopal Diocese
of New York

1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Tel: (212) 316-7400

Clergy Finance

The importance for clergy of paying adequate intention to financial matters cannot be underestimated, and an important part of the work of the Controller's office staff is to provide information and services to all clergy canonically resident in the Diocese of New York or serving in the Diocese as clergy licensed to officiate. This section of the Diocesan website is dedicated to providing the basic information needed to do that. It is divided into three parts. Please click on the links below to reach the parts that interest you. Any clergy person is invited to contact any member of the Controller's office Staff with questions (see right sidebar for contact details).

Clergy Tax Considerations, including:

  • Social Security Law
  • Federal Income Tax Law
  • Housing Allowance
  • Reimbursed Expenses
  • Meal and Entertainment Expenses

Clergy Compensation Guidelines

Diocesan Funds for Clergy Education and for Critical Clergy Needs

See also Parish Recruiting and Employment.


Finance and Administration Contacts

Ms. Esslie Hughes
Chief of Finance and Operations

Telephone: 212-316-7409
Fax: 212-316-7481

Ms. Masiel Jordan

Telephone: 212.316.7451
Fax: 646.923.9710

Ms. Chontel Simmons
Director of Human Resources

Telephone: 212.316.7503

Ms. Karin Almquist
Accounting Manager

Telephone: 212-316-7534

Ms. Michele Kearney
Executive Director, DIT

Telephone: 212-932-7312
Fax: 212-316-7405

Ms. Sara Saavedra
Convention Officer, Assistant Secretary of Convention, Diocesan Benefits Coordinator, Secretary to the Standing Committee

Telephone: 212-316-7423
Fax: 212-316-7420

Ms. Mildney (Mai) Dal
Senior Accountant

Telephone: 212-316-7434
Fax: 212-932-7328

Ms. Charmagne Castillo
Staff Accountant

Telephone: 212-316-7435
Fax: 212-932-7328

Ms. Audrey Cousin
Junior Accountant

Telephone: 212-316-7479
Fax: 212-932-7328

Ms. Gloria Fitzgerald
Director of Office Services

Telephone: 212-316-7422
Fax: 212-316-7405

Mr. José Henao

Telephone: 212-316-7417
Fax: 212-316-7405

Mr. Andrew Gary
Assistant to the Chief of Finance and Operations, Communications & Editorial Assistant, Safeguarding Online Manager

Telephone: 212-932-7322
Fax: 212-932-7323