New Director of Finance & Operations

We are excited to announce that the next Director of Finance & Operations for the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona is Patti Henderson. Her first day will be October 1st, 2023.

Patti was born as a lifelong Chicagoan before moving to Arizona in 2021. The draw of the sunshine and warm weather originally brought her to the state. However, the immediate friendliness of the people of Arizona and the beautiful country made it her home.

Sophomore year of high school Patti took an accounting course and instantly fell in love with the process and her career path was set! Her first professional job was in high school at a local accounting firm during her junior year of high school. Patti went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at Columbia College and a Master’s Degree in Business Management at Northern Illinois University.

The next 22 years were spent serving the students, teachers, and parents of the State of Illinois in local school districts throughout the Chicago area in various roles in the district office. She began as a bookkeeper in her first role, progressing through to Assistant Superintendent for Finance in her final role before moving to Arizona.

Once in Arizona Patti’s calling was to a different servant leadership position. This time for the Eparchy of Phoenix as their Eparchial Finance Officer and Treasurer. The Eparchy of Phoenix covers the western half of the United States with 19 parishes.

Patti’s greatest joy is her family. She has two amazing sons, two wonderful daughters any mother-in-law could ask for, and a beautiful 3-year-old granddaughter. 

In her downtime, she loves to travel, researching her family tree, movies, theater, college basketball, and football.

Welcome aboard, Patti!

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