Q&A: Archdiocese’s new Parish Finance Director brings vast experience to help Catholic parishes and schools excel
We spoke with Michele Buice, the new Director of Parish Finance for the Archdiocese of Denver, to talk about her previous work experience as Senior Director at Deloitte & Touche and her hopes for her new role, as she puts her gifts and talents at the service of the advancement of the Church’s mission.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Mo: I am a wife and mother of two children: Cooper, 5, and Aedan, 2. I am originally from Pennsylvania but grew up in Colorado. I grew up in a very strong Catholic family: my grandfather, Bud Boselli, was a deacon who served at St. Martin de Porres in Boulder and at St. Rita’s in Nederland; I also have an uncle, Don Boselli, who works for a Catholic parish in the Archdiocese, and another uncle, Steve Boselli, who is currently in the diaconate program in the Archdiocese of Denver.
I attended a Catholic school growing up: Nativity of Our Lord in Broomfield, Holy Family High School then Regis University. After graduation, I started my career at Deloitte & Touche and worked there for a little over 14 years.
What experience do you bring to your new role as Director of Parish Finances?
Mo: I was Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche and I served both public and private companies. I have performed PCAOB audits and worked on debt and equity offerings as well as other transactional type work. While there I also helped lead and implement new auditing software, did coaching and recruiting, led groups of up to 20 people and worked closely with our tax and IT services. I always appreciate the opportunity and the experience I got there. And while there were some opportunities for growth, I decided to join the Archdiocese of Denver instead.
What made you want to work for the Church and how would you describe the experience of being able to contribute to the mission of the Archdiocese of Denver?
Mo: I am so grateful and blessed to be able to refocus my mission in life and be able to serve the Church and Christ, so I look forward to this opportunity as the ward finance director. It has been a process of prayer and discernment to find out where my vocation lies in life with regard to my work. I could have stayed and excelled at Deloitte & Touche, but was looking for a better way to serve God. I am also very grateful for the support I have received from my husband, Frank, and all of my family.
What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?
Mo: As Director of Parish Finance, I look forward to helping our parishes and schools excel and focus on their mission and growth, as well as working closely with business leaders and being a great support system for them.
On a personal note, this new role also gives me the opportunity to go back to my roots and help my children better understand the importance of God, of service and of our Catholic faith, to give them what I had. when i grew up then i am very grateful and blessed.
Welcome to the Michelle team!