We sat down with Michele Buice, the new Director of Parish Finance for the Archdiocese of Denver, to talk about her previous work experience as Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche and her hopes for her new role, as she directs her gifts and talents to the advancement the mission of the Church.
Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
MB: I’m a wife and a mother of two children: Cooper, 5, and Aedan, 2. I’m originally from Pennsylvania but was raised in Colorado. I grew up in a very strong Catholic family: my grandfather, Bud Boselli, was a deacon who served in St. Martin de Porres in Boulder and 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’s currently in the Diaconate program in the Archdiocese of Denver.
I attended Catholic school growing up: Nativity of Our Lord in Broomfield, Holy Family High School and then Regis University. After graduation, I began my career at Deloitte & Touche and was there for just over 14 years.
What experience do you bring to your new role as Director of Parish Finance?
MB: I was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche and I served both public and private companies. I did PCAOB audits and worked on debt and equity offerings as well as other transactional type work. While I was there, I also helped lead and implement a new audit software, did coaching and recruiting, led groups of up to 20 people and worked closely with our tax and IT departments. I’m still appreciative of the opportunity and the experience I got there. And while there were certain opportunities for growth, I decided to join the Archdiocese of Denver instead.
What led you to want to work for the Church and how would you describe the experience of being able to contribute in this way to the mission of the Archdiocese of Denver?
MB: I’m very grateful and blessed that I’m able to refocus my mission in life and be able to serve the Church and Christ, so I’m really looking forward to this opportunity as Director of Parish Finance. It has been a process of prayer and discernment about where my calling is in life with regards to my work. I could have stayed at Deloitte & Touche and excelled there, but I was looking for a better way of serving God. I’m also very grateful for the support I’ve received from my husband, Frank, and all my family.
What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?
MB: As Director of Parish Finance, I’m looking forward to helping our parishes and schools excel and focus on their mission and growth as well as working closely with the business managers and being a great support system for them.
On a personal note, this new role also provides me with the opportunity to go back to my roots and help my children understand better the importance of God, service, and our Catholic faith, to give them what I had when I grew up, so I’m very grateful and blessed.
Welcome to the team Michelle!