Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold announced June 13 that Ralph O'Hara will resign as treasurer and chief financial officer of the Episcopal Church, effective the end of June. Griswold expressed deep appreciation for O'Hara's work for the church as he returns to a position in the corporate world. 'Ralph has been a clear voice in the midst of some very complex financial and logistical issues facing the church,' said Griswold.
O'Hara said that it had been 'a distinct pleasure to work with the presiding bishop and management team,' and added that he valued the experience of interacting with the various governing bodies of the church, 'who are consistently faithful and hard working.' He also noted that he has 'every confidence that operations are sound and in good hands as the church enters this transition period.'
Griswold has asked Thomas Moore III to assume responsibilities as acting financial officer. Moore served previously as interim assistant treasurer for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) and is currently working with the Church Pension Group. He brings financial and consulting skills from long experience in the business world as well as the church.