2021 Budget for the Episcopal Diocese of Utah

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For informational purposes, the 2022 budget as passed by Diocesan Council is available for download. 

This budget is the product of many hours of work, by staff, the Finance Committee and the Diocesan Council. There was much prayer and thoughtful discussion in this process. It has been my honor to work with such principled and insightful people, who care so deeply about God’s people.

The 2022 budget anticipates a deficit in 2022. That is desirable to no one. But we are in the midst of substantial changes, including an investment in new systems to improve efficiency and reduct costs. It should be remembered too that the 2021 budget anticipated a deficit as well, but results turned out much better than we anticipated.

The Covid-19 pandemic plays a role too, as those who manage ministries have to navigate unchartered waters to determine how their programs will run in 2022. We have been successful in prior years to run surpluses, which have given us money in reserve if we should need it.

On behalf of all of the diocese, please join in my sincere thanks to the Finance Committee (Mr. David Lingo, Chair and Diocesan Treasurer, Mr. Ty Harwood, Mr. John D’Arcy, Ms. Barbara Finn, Ms. Beckie Raemer, The Rev. David Sakrison, Mr. Paul Cherecwich, And thank you as well for the thoughtful work by the Grants Committee

(Mr. Ty Harwood, The Rev. Canon Dr. Pablo Ramos, Mr. Don Wood and Mr. Chuck

Goode.

Faithfully,

The Rev. Canon Steven C. Andersen 

Interim CFO 2021

Diocese of Utah