Parish Finance Council 


 The Parish Finance Council was created to assist the Pastor in the Financial Operations of the parish. This assistance includes Capital Improvements, Budgeting, and the preparation of financial information that will be presented to the members of our parish.


The Parish Finance Council consists of women and men from Holy Redeemer parish that have experience in Accounting, Capital Budgeting, Financial Budgeting, Strategic Planning and are dedicated to providing financial information on a timely basis to the parishioners of Holy Redeemer Parish.

Mildred Hastbacka

In addition to her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Brown University, Mildred Hastbacka has an earned M.S. degree from Northeastern University's Graduate School of Professional Accounting. She has served as a business manager for more than twenty years in the chemicals and industrial products industries, with experience in preparing annual and five-year product sales plans and in developing financial justifications for capital appropriations requests and R&D investments. 

David P. Holden

David is a retired school business official having served as an officer in both local and state organizations in Connecticut.  He moved to Chatham full time in 2012 and attends Holy Redeemer along with his wife, Janet, who is President of the Holy Redeemer Woman’s Club.  Currently, Treasurer of Monomoy Yacht Club with interests in boating and tennis. Father of three children with seven grandchildren living in the Greater Boston area.

Robert Oliver

Robert Oliver has been a parishioner of Holy Redeemer for over thirty-five years. He has eighteen years of Catholic education cumulating in a Master’s in Business Administration from Boston College. Prior to moving to Chatham full-time in 2002, Bob was active as a volunteer at previous parishes. He has considerable experience in finance, non-profit fund-raising, bookkeeping and accounting. For the past ten years, he has served as usher at Holy Redeemer and Treasurer of the Holy Redeemer conference of St. Vincent de Paul.

Deacon Joseph Mador

Born in Taunton, Joe graduated from Msgr. Coyle High School in 1958, served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, then studied Accounting at Bentley College, graduating in 1966.  He worked as a CPA with Price Waterhouse for 7 years before taking a Chief Financial Officer Position with one of the firm’s manufacturing clients, he received an MBA degree in 1973 from the University of R.I., became a general manager of a Fortune’s 500 company in 1989 and retired as Chief Operating Officer at a North American Van Line top agents in 2002.  Joe married his wife Ann in 1966 and they have a son, daughter and four grandchildren.  Was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in 1997 and have served at Holy Redeemer since that date.

Howard Whelden

Howard Whelden has been a parishioner of Holy Redeemer since it was still a mission church of Holy Trinity in Harwich. He served as an altar boy when Father Brennan was named Pastor and the church was dedicated in 1954.
Howard attended Bentley College of Accounting and Finance and has been in Public Accounting, Banking and Computer Software for the past 50 plus years. He taught Finance, Accounting and Banking courses for the Institute of Financial Education. He served as Youth Minister for Holy Redeemer under Father James Buckley. Howard volunteered to set up an Online Accounting System for Father John Sullivan
He was appointed Business Manager for Holy Redeemer Parish in January of 2018 and acts as the Chairman of the Finance Committee.

Richard Wright

Richard has been a full-time member of the parish since 2002, serving as a lector, Eucharistic minister and altar server.  Before retirement he was a college professor, college dean, and academic vice-president at a large mid-western state university. In that capacity he had responsibility for multi-million-dollar budgets, as well as not-for-profit fundraising, and both operational and academic personnel. After retirement he ran his own carpentry and cabinetmaking business for 10 years. His primary expertise is budget planning and management, strategic planning, and daily operational management.