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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.

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 (this will take you to a page under “For Parishes”).



Administrative and Financial Contacts

Ms Esslie W. Hughes

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Chief of Finance and Operations 21Administrative Office Work Phone: 212-316-7409 Work Fax: 212-316-7481

Ms. Sara Saavedra

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Convention Officer & Asst. Secr. of Convention; Diocesan Benefits Administrator; Staff to Standing Committee 24Administrative Office Work Phone: 212-316-7423 Work Fax: 212-316-7420

Ms. Michele Kearney

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Executive Director, DIT; Asst. Treasurer & Asst. Secretary, TEP 24Diocesan Investment Trust Work Phone: 212-932-7312 Work Fax: 212-316-7405

Ms. Zoraida Marte

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Finance; Payroll Manager 28Administrative Office Work Phone: 212-316-7478 Work Fax: 212-932-7328

Ms. Mildney (Mai) Dal

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Senior Accountant 28Administrative Office Work Phone: 212-316-7434 Work Fax: 212-932-7328

Ms. Mercedes Arellano

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Accounting Manager 28Administrative Office Work Phone: 212-316-7534 Work Fax: 212-316-7481

Mr. Andrew Gary

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Assistant to the Chief of Finance and Operations and to the Director of Communications; Safeguarding Online Manager 28Communications Office Work Phone: 212-932-7322 Work Fax: 212-932-7323

Ms. Charmagne Castillo

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Staff Accountant 29Administrative Office Work Phone: 212-316-7435 Work Fax: 212-932-7328

Ms Audrey Cousin

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Junior Accountant 30Administrative Office Work Phone: 212-316-7479 Work Fax: 212-932-7328