Services for Parishes

Our team of experts have the depth, breadth, and passion for guiding parish organizations to their full potential.

Financial Management & Oversight

We serve as your CFO providing financial services including budgeting, growth strategies, internal controls, and analysis, as well as day to day functions including AP, AR, payroll, and financial statements.

  • Develop and implement financial strategies that cultivate the vision
  • Oversee daily financial operations
  • Financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting
  • Support to the finance committee
Our finance committee sought understandable financial statements, helpful notes, transparency to the community, and clear communication to the parish council. In one year, Lighthouse has helped us achieve those goals. Our meetings are not only reviewing financial, but looking ahead to increasing stewardship and future challenges.
Jim Scheibel, Finance Council Chair
St. Frances Cabrini (Minneapolis, MN)
Lighthouse is remarkably resourceful and has been able to save my parish staff and I a lot of leg work.  Their collective experience and overall competence in the various fields of parish work is next to none.
Father Nathan LaLiberte, Pastor
Nativity of Mark Catholic Church and School (Bloomington)
I am so impressed with the team at Lighthouse Strategic Solutions.  We initially contacted them to assist us with our bookkeeping, but they have provided so much more. With the help of their team, we have not only improved the accuracy and transparency of our accounting practices, but also updated and improved the efficiency of many of our business processes. The value added by partnering with Lighthouse has proven to be invaluable to the business operations of our parish.
Joseph Juaire, Business Administrator
Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church (Roseville)

Healthy Organizations

We believe that the health of an organization and its culture matter!  We provide org assessments, leadership training for executives and mid-level managers and strategic planning to achieve the results.

  • Building effective and healthy leadership teams
  • Understanding the parish’s vision and goals
  • Change management and process improvement
  • Develop and implement operational strategies that cultivate the vision
Being a small rural parish, we were struggling to find and afford competent staff to both serve the parish’s needs as well as provide the appropriate checks and balances. LSS has been an indispensable asset to growing our parish and mission. Their team has collective knowledge that is helpful and unparalleled in an individual. It has truly been a joy to have them onboard!
Father Peter Hughes, Pastor
Saint Boniface Catholic Church (St. Bonifacius, MN)
It has been wonderful working with the Lighthouse Team! Their expertise, professionalism, and dedication are helping our staff become more effective and cohesive. I am impressed that they are always ready to provide a timely and helpful response to questions. Additionally, they bring great perspective and insight in whenever discussing opportunities for our parish organization.
Father Nicholas Froehle, Pastor
The Church of St. Michael (Farmington, MN)
Saint Peter Claver is a small parish with limited funds.  Lighthouse Strategic Solutions has provided us with top-notch professional help at a very reasonable price.  Their team approach means that we have access to a variety of experienced and talented people.  Their staff have truly given their hearts to their work here.  It means a lot to mean that they have a personal care and concern for our parish.
Father Erich Rutten, Former Pastor
Saint Peter Claver Catholic Church (St. Paul)

Human Capital

As a Clifton Strengths ™ based organization, we unlock people’s greatest potential to build better employees, leaders and organizations.

  • Recruit, EMPOWER and retain top talent
  • Payroll and benefits processing, human resources support
  • Collaboration and team development
  • Coach leaders and managers on crucial conversations
The LSS Team is exceptional at brainstorming solutions to problems as they arise.  This, coupled with their ability to identify talents and address weaknesses, has brought tremendous clarity and a much more joyful and productive atmosphere.
Father Leonard Andrie, Pastor
St. Therese Catholic Church and School (Deephaven, MN)