Meet the Administration and Finance Team

Meet the Administration and Finance Team

The Administration and Finance Team is composed of Office of the Bishop staff members and accounting professional staff from Utonomy, a regional financial accounting services company specializing in non-profits.

Office of the Bishop Staff

Danea Thomas is our Accountant. With more than 15 years of experience in accounting and business management, Danea has spent the last few years focused on accounting for various nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Danea has an associate’s degree in both Accounting and Business Management. You may contact Danea directly via email at or via phone at (916) 442-6918, ext. 218.

Elizabeth Vang, previously the Receptionist and Administrative Assistant for the Office of the Bishop since November 2015, has transitioned into the role of Benefits Coordinator and Accounting Specialist.
Her email will remain, and her new extension is 916-442-6918, ext. 229.
You may contact Elizabeth for any benefits-related questions.

Lisa Bruno, previously the Director of Finance & Administration, is no longer with our office. Please use the contact information below for questions:

Utonomy Staff

Brenda Paredes is our Accountant from Utonomy. She serves as an accountant for various Utonomy clients and is also Utonomy’s Chief Operating Officer. She has seven years of experience working at non-profit organizations in varying administrative, management, and financial roles. Brenda holds a bookkeeping certificate, a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento. You may contact Brenda directly via email at

Utonomy staff are integrated into the team or staff of each organization where they work offering financial accounting services and expertise from basic bookkeeping all the way up to the CFO level. For information about Utonomy, please visit their website at


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1. Chris Bare wrote:
I attend Grace Church in Wheatland, CA. I am trying to create an Excel spreadsheet of our Parish Registers, however our registers begin in 1921 with "Book II".

Is it possible that "Book I" is in your archives someplace? I know a lot of records were lost in your fire. Wheatland had several fires over the years, too.

I have a feeling that we may never be able to find the missing book - but maybe it still exists somewhere.

Thanks for your time,
~Chris Bare

Thu, March 8, 2018 @ 4:07 PM

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