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 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. He also serves as Treasurer of the Monomoy Yacht Club and enjoys boating and tennis. He is the 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 culminating 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 Coopers 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 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. He was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in 1997 and has 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, and has also 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.