Meet the Administration and Finance Team

Meet the Administration and Finance Team

The Administration and Finance Team is composed of Office of the Bishop staff members and accounting professional staff from Utonomy, a regional financial accounting services company specializing in non-profits.

Office of the Bishop Staff

Lisa Bruno is our Director of Finance & Administration. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. As a CPA with over 20 years of professional experience at a regional public accounting firm, she directs the financial and administrative activities of the diocese. You may contact Lisa directly via email at or via phone at 916-442-6918 ext. 211.

Utonomy Staff

Michael Welty is our Controller from Utonomy. Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as Chief Financial Officer for a number of Utonomy clients. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with an Accounting concentration, from the California State University in Sacramento. You may contact Michael directly via email at

Brenda Paredes is our Accountant from Utonomy. She serves as an accountant for various Utonomy clients and is also Utonomy’s Chief Operating Officer. She has seven years of experience working at non-profit organizations in varying administrative, management, and financial roles. Brenda holds a bookkeeping certificate, a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento. You may contact Brenda directly via email at or via phone at 916-442-6918 ext 220.

Utonomy staff are integrated into the team or staff of each organization where they work offering financial accounting services and expertise from basic bookkeeping all the way up to the CFO level. 

For information about Utonomy, please visit their website at


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