Buffalo Diocese Finance Officer to Resign

Dec. 5, 2018

Steven D. Timmel

The Buffalo Diocese’s chief financial officer will leave his post in January.

Steven D. Timmel, who spent 31 years working for the diocese, gave notice this week that he will resign as executive director of financial administration, effective Jan. 31.

The resignation comes as the diocese prepares to pay out potentially millions of dollars in awards to childhood victims of clergy sexual abuse. Timmel is the fourth staff member from Bishop Richard J. Malone’s inner circle to depart within recent months, as the diocese continues to grapple with a clergy abuse scandal.

Timmel has held the diocese’s top financial position since 2004. He first served in an acting capacity and was appointed in a permanent role in 2005. Timmel helps oversee a sprawling, multi-million operation that includes dozens of facilities, hundreds of diocesan employees and more than $47 million in diocesan investments.
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