At its 194th Convention (2009), the Diocese passed a new assessment canon. The canon was the culmination of over three years’ work done by members of the Assessment Review and Finance Committees. Bishop Hollingsworth initiated a study of our assessment canon and those of other dioceses back in 2007, after witnessing proposals to change the canon at several Diocesan conventions. The canon which was replaced had been in effect since 1998.
The Finance Office of the Diocese of Ohio provides information, education and assistance to parishes in a broad range of financial matters. We can assist parishes in these primary areas: compliance with Diocesan and Episcopal Church canons, financial management, financial structure and systems, and regulatory compliance. Our office seeks to partner with parishes to confront their financial challenges and offer advice and recommendations compatible with the diocesan mission to grow, give and serve.