Patricia Hassel

Patricia Hassel

Patricia Hassel 150 150 Diocese of Southern Ohio Annual Convention
Patricia Hassel

Church of the Redeemer, Cincinnati

Nominee for Trustee of the Diocese (lay)
Please describe your participation in the life of your congregation, the diocese, and the larger community

For 18 1/2 years, I was the CFO of the Diocese. During that time, I was an active participant in the Trustees’ meetings. I have continued to serve the diocese since I left in 2007 as a financial consultant. This means I help in any way that I can – in the finance department, for congregations’ financial situations… I also served on the diocesan Altar Guild committee where I coordinated Bishop Breidenthal’s consecration.

At Redeemer, I have served as Treasurer, on the Vestry, a founding member of the Sacristans, over 25 years as an Altar Guild member, 9 years as a church school teacher and on various Ad-Hoc committees as requested.

I have been the Treasurer of the North Avondale Neighborhood Association, and until recently, a Therapy Pet Partner in Cincinnati.

Why do you feel God is calling you to serve in this position?

I always want to use my accounting skills and financial knowledge for a larger purpose. As a licensed CPA, with over 30 years as a CFO for major not-for-profits, I believe I can be useful and a reference for the types of decision making that the Trustees must perform as fiduciaries. I believe that serving as a Trustee would be the best fit for me. God blessed me with these gifts, and I would like to use them in the church as needed.