Marc A. Fisher will become the chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia July 1.

Marc Fisher, 46, will become the new chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, effective July 1.

The appointment, made June 12 by Archbishop Charles Chaput, follows the departure this spring of CFO Timothy O’Shaughnessy, who left to pursue other career opportunities after seven years with the archdiocese.

Fisher became the director of the archdiocesan Office for Audit Services in 2011, and a year later was named director of the Office for Parish Services and Support.

In that role he led a team that provided oversight and services to 216 parishes and more than 100 parochial schools in the archdiocese.

The office continues to assist them with accounting and budgeting services, and to put in place strategies for long-term sustainability.


As director Fisher led the design and implementation of standardized financial control policies for all archdiocesan parishes with a focus on payroll, accounting software and cloud-based financial reporting.

In his new role as CFO, he brings professional expertise in auditing, budgeting and internal controls. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and a graduate of De Sales University.

He currently serves as president of the St. Joseph’s Preparatory School Father’s Club and is treasurer of the school’s wrestling team.

Fisher and his wife Michelle have four children and are parishioners of St. Peter Parish in Merchantville, New Jersey.