After a long isolation and prohibition of face-to-face gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Audit Committee of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA finally met (June 29-July 2, 2021) as the restrictions eased.
His Eminence Archbishop Daniel welcomed members of the Audit Committee to the Consistory Offices of the Metropolia Center of the Church, leading them in short prayer supplication and reminding the members of the Committee about the service to which they were called by the Grace of the Holy Spirit at the Clergy-Laity Gathering – SOBOR of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in 2019.
Joining Archbishop Daniel were V. Rev. Stephen Hutnick – Treasurer of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Mrs. Natalia Honcharenko – Assistant Treasurer. Members of the Audit Committee are Mrs. Elizabeth Davies – chairwoman, Rev. James Cairns, Rev. Andriy Matlak, Mrs. Tamara Host, and Mr. Wolodymyr Katolik.
Over the next few days the committee will review financial statements and records in order to report to the Metropolitan Council of the Church and ultimately to the Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. This year’s audit will examine not only the accounts for 2020, but, also for 2019, which were not able to be completed due to the pandemic constraints.
The committee expressed its deep gratitude for the warm hospitality and assistance offered by Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Hutnick, Mrs. Natalia Honcharenko, Assistant Treasurer and the Consistory staff.