Our Staff


  • Alan J. Erickson

    Managing Director

    With over 40 years of financial and operational management experience, Al serves as Managing Director, overseeing the process of providing quality services and counsel to each CFC client. Prior to joining CFC, Al was the Executive Vice President of a major financial advisory firm for 10 years and was the Director of Finance and Administrative Services for a large Twin Cities suburb for almost 15 years. He has also served as Chair of a parish finance council and has served as President of his parish's pastoral council. Al is a graduate of St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, and holds a master's degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

  • Michael D. Laughery

    Financial Consultant

    Mike has served CFC clients since 2012 as a financial consultant, specializing in pastoral planning, church financial management, capital project consulting, and technology utilization.  A graduate of Iowa State University, Mike has over 25 years of financial management, sales, and technology experience.  Before his role as the business administrator at St. Michael Catholic Church in Prior Lake, Mike spent 20 years starting and growing agricultural and technological organizations.   He and his wife, Renee, live in Prior Lake, where they form and serve their five children and the foster children who come through their door.

  • Judy M. Logan

    Financial Consultant

    Judy joined CFC in 2011 and assists clients with financial planning, as well as financial reporting issues.  She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of accounting, tax, and nonprofits, working for a variety of firms, including KPMG, Deluxe Corporation, and St. Jude of the Lake Parish in Mahtomedi.  Judy completed her master’s in Nonprofit Management from Hamline University in 2016. Her focus is in the areas of parish accounting and financial reporting, school finance, and leadership transition.  Judy lives with her family in Stillwater and enjoys camping, hiking, and backpacking.

  • Phillip R. Boelter

    Financial Consultant

    Phil brings an understanding of both finance and ministry to clients seeking financial advice and assistance with building projects and operational planning. Prior to joining CFC, Phil served as Director of the Archbishop's Annual Catholic Appeal for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Before that, he worked for seven years as a business banker in the Twin Cities, assisting closely-held businesses with lending and other financial needs. Phil has a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Northwestern Seminary and began his career as a Lutheran pastor before pursuing post-graduate study in Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Karen M. Cronin

    Financial Consultant

    Karen brings a wealth of experience and a heart for our mission after 25 plus years’ experience in accounting and financial management. She worked with CFC in her role as parish administrator at the Church of St. Bernard in St. Paul, during her service with the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis' Parish Accounting Services Center, and as a committee member charged with updating the Archdiocesan Financial Policy Manual. In Karen’s words, “Finding ways to implement best practices to achieve financial stability for parishes is very satisfying.”

    In addition to many hobbies and time with family, Karen is passionate about her work with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-based faith formation program for children.

  • Dorfha D. Vang

    Analytical Staff Supervisor

    Dorfha joined CFC in 2007. Her primary responsibilities include providing analytical support to the Financial Consultants, creating and maintaining our computerized financial models, assisting with client needs, and monitoring CFC's loan portfolio. Dorfha comes to us from a major financial advisory firm where she was a project manager and financial analyst for six years. Prior to that, Dorfha spent seven years in customer service for a large insurance firm. Dorfha holds a BA in Business Management from Bethel University.

  • Mary Vang

    Financial Analyst

    Mary has been a CFC team member since 2013. Her primary role includes assisting and supporting the analytical staff supervisor and the financial consultants.  She specializes in creating and maintaining necessary financial models that allow CFC to serve its clients effectively.  Prior to joining CFC, Mary worked for CenturyLink for 11 years, where her most recent role was as an analyst. Mary has a BA in management and a master's degree in business administration from Concordia University. In her free time, Mary enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.

  • Amanda M. Braith

    Manager of Office Operations

    Amanda has been a part of the CFC team since its formation and for nearly her entire career.  As the third employee hired in 2002, she helped bring CFC’s mission to fruition by creating structure and procedures in those first five years of growth.  She took a three-year hiatus using her expertise in the management of another nonprofit.

     

    She is an operations professional, well-versed in the nonprofit and financial consulting industries.  Her duties range from bookkeeping to leveraging technology to ensure quality control.  Amanda is a core player, ensuring that CFC runs effectively and proficiently.

  • Lisa L. Zimmerman

    Administrative Marketing Assistant

    Lisa transitioned to CFC after home-educating three children and serving as a stay-at-home “manager” and a sometimes-fitness-instructor.  Before that, Lisa was a Broadcast Production Manager for BBDO Minneapolis Advertising.  She is utilizing her administrative and project management skills to enhance CFC’s interactions with its clients. 


    Lisa thrives on the written word, entertaining guests, and time with her family.  She is also active in a local Catholic lay community.