Mr. Douglas Horner, the new Finance and Business Administrator for the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, has as his major responsibilities the performance of financial, investment, budgetary and organizational duties to support the ministry of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and the Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. He administers the benefits program for the Diocese, assists the Bishop's Office and diocesan congregations as needed, and functions as a member of the team at the Offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.
"Our call as the Office of the Bishop and Office of the Diocese is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Ours is a servant ministry and Mr. Horner is faithful to this call. Please join me in welcoming him to our Diocesan family. Our prayers are with his family as he begins this ministry." - The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania
"Financial management is a key to any organization, especially one as complex as the Diocese. Our challenge is to to be the best possible stewards of the resources God has given us over more than 235 years. Doug brings deep experience and financial expertise that will help us to use well the resources of our Diocese." Eric Rabe - The Standing Committee and Finance Committee Liaison.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Doug over the past two months and have found him to be a quick learner and extremely conscientious to the mission of the Diocese." Earl Irby, Controller
"I have known Doug since 2008 when he joined our team at Germantown Friends School, and we subsequently collaborated at The Edcamp Foundation. I hope that he has gone beyond embarrassment when I call him "the Swiss Army Knife" of any organization. Doug brings ability, willingness, good humor, and a desire to get to the best outcome, to any situation.
My most difficult conversation with him at GFS was when I had to ask him to pick Saturday OR Sunday as the sixth day of his working week, since I felt that if he was there I should be there, and I was lazier than him and unwilling to work 7/7."
James Pope, Treasurer
Doug was raised in Moorestown, New Jersey. He lives with Marcia, his wife of 30 years, in Mt. Laurel, N.J. They have two grown children (Peggy Anne and Gregory), and two dogs (Chewie and Bailey). He is a graduate of La Salle University and has attained the Certified Public Accountant certification. In his career of 35+ years, Doug has had a mixture of non-profit, private, and public experience as a financial management and operations professional. Doug was hired as the Finance & Business Administrator for the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania in 2016.