Finance Council

To contact, send email to: finance.council@saintgabriel.org

Fr. Felix Amofa, Pastor

Susan Yost, Chairperson

Susan was raised a cradle Catholic in the Chicago area by a devout single mother after her father’s untimely death when she was 9 years old. She has one brother in Chicago and a sister in the Washington DC area.  Susan was educated in Catholic grammar and high schools, followed by her college years at the oldest Jesuit college in the US. After college and work in Alabama (14 years) and Florida (12 years), Susan and her children settled in the Richmond area's west end.  In 2006 Susan relocated to the Chesterfield area and joined the amazing family community at St. Gabriel’s.  Susan has three daughters (Elizabeth-Phoenix, Margaret-Atlanta, and Katie-Moseley) and 6 grandchildren.  It is an honor to serve the parish on the finance council, having also served as an usher and altar server in the past years.  Susan is still working as a healthcare efficiency and finance expert across the United States, and travels about 80% of the time, making it difficult to engage more with St. Gabriel’s. Her faith and strong relationship with God has sustained her through the many ups and downs place in her journey. Susan is still amazed looking back at where the Lord has brought her! She feels passionately about engaging all members of our church and ensuring we offer what is need for the total family connection to our faith regardless of their stage in life.

Richard Bostwick, Vice Chairperson

Richard T. Bostwick and his wife Elena have been members of St. Gabriel for ten years.  In addition to his work on the Finance Council, Rick is also an active member of the Migrant Ministry.  Professionally, he is a retired attorney licensed in Maryland.  Mr. Bostwick spent the majority of his legal career handling complex surety bond claims throughout the United States for insurance carriers like Liberty Mutual and Travelers.  He also served as General Counsel and Secretary with Bostwick Laboratories, a Glen Allen based national pathology lab founded by his brother.  Mr. Bostiwck is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Maryland School of Law.  He and Elena have five children and seven grandchildren.



Robert Cadigan

Bob and Doreen Cadigan have been members of St. Gabriel’s Parish since 1999, when services were held in the Clover Hill Elementary School.  Bob is also a part of the usher ministry.  Bob was born and raised in Medford and Winchester, Massachusetts.  Upon graduation from high school in 1974, he fulfilled his lifelong dream and enlisted in the U.S. Army.  After his initial enlistment and a short break in service, he re-entered service and attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, graduating as a Second Lieutenant.  He holds an Associate’s degree in history from Fayetteville State University, and a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts from Western New England College.  Bob retired from the Army as a Lt. Colonel in 2002 after 26 years of service.  His post-retirement career afforded him an opportunity to pursue his interest in financial management, and he served as a personal Financial Advisor with a major corporation for nearly 20 years.  Now in full retirement, his days are spent golfing, or caring for his wife Doreen’s small horse farm on Winterpock Road.  Doreen and Bob have two grown daughters, Jennifer and Christine.  Jennifer and her husband Andrew live in Los Angeles, and Christine and her husband Chris, and their two girls live in Powhatan.

Mary Ellen Campion

Mary Ellen Campion and her husband, Bill, joined the parish in 2019 moving from Hamilton, New Jersey where they lived for 37 years.  She is a member of the Finance Council, a Eucharistic Minister and was active on the St. Gabriel’s 25th Jubilee Committee.  They are blessed with 2 adult children and their spouses and 3 grandchildren.  Mary Ellen graduated from Rider University and worked for Coopers and Lybrand for 5 years, obtaining her CPA.  She joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1984 and moved through several departments with increasing responsibility for the next 18 years. In 2001 she left the business world to travel with her daughter who was being recruited for Division 1 basketball, ultimately choosing University of Richmond and be a room mother for her 8th grade son.  She went on to get her teaching degree and established a stock market course in the high schools as well as expand the adult education finance classes. In 2008 she went back to the business world as Chief Financial Officer and was an  integral part of a team that established a US generic pharmaceutical company for UCB, Belgium.  She started her own consulting firm in 2016 and ultimately retired when she moved to Moseley, VA.  


Tim Evans

Tim was born and raised in the Central New York Finger Lakes Region. He graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY with a BS is Accounting and went on to work for the Coopers & Lybrand accounting firm while obtaining CPA Licensure, which he has held for approximately 40 years.  Tim transitioned to a career in law enforcement in 1984 entering on duty as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  He moved to the Richmond area in 1988 leaving the Bureau to work for Philip Morris (now Altria) briefly before embarking on a 22 year career with the Virginia State Police, retiring in 2010 at the rank of Captain. During this time, Tim also earned a Master of Business Administration, obtaining the Certified Fraud Examiner certification and teaching Accounting at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College for 13 years. After retiring from the State Police, Tim returned to the FBI as a Forensic Accountant retiring in 2021. He currently works part-time at Magnolia Green Golf Course and also conducts Background Investigations for the FBI. Tim has two daughters and two grandsons. He married Joan Scoville Evans who has two sons from a previous marriage. Tim and Joan have both been in the St. Gabriel parish since the very beginning and both continue to be very active members.  In addition to serving on the Finance Council, Tim is also a prayer leader and team leader of the Grounds Maintenance Group. He is a Charter Member of the St. Gabriel Council #13170 of the Knights of Columbus.

Tom Hayghe

Tom Hayghe resides in Amelia, Virginia with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Genevieve and Colette. Tom and Jennifer are both cradle Catholics, and Tom joined Good Samaritan, Jennifer’s home parish, after they were married in 2006. They are active members of the Amelia community, where they contribute their time and energy to various endeavors in the county. Tom was born and raised in Northern Virginia, and pursued his education at the US Naval Academy, graduating with honors in 1994. Following his graduation, Thomas served for 5 years aboard a nuclear submarine including two deployments to the Mediterranean and participating in NATO’s peacekeeping operations in the Balkan peninsula. After completing his military service, Tom transitioned into the financial services sector.  In 2018, Tom received a Masters in Data Science from Northwestern University.  Tom has been working at Capital One for the past 25 years serving in positions in the Credit Card, Retail Bank, Technology, and Artificial Intelligence divisions.

Vince Kokal

Vince and his wife Chris have been members of St. Gabriel since its start transferring from Epiphany. He has four adult children and three grandchildren.  He has served on the Parish Pastoral Council for six years prior to taking on the current position in the Finance Council. He additionally serves as Hospital and Home Bound Communion Minister, the Grounds Crew Ministry, Money Counting and a driver for delivering the Richmond Friends of the Homeless Lunches. He is a fourth-degree member of the St. Gabriels Knights of Columbus Council 13170 and also served as Grand Knight in 2009.  Vince is a degreed civil engineer that has over 40 years’ experience in the consulting engineering field as a structural engineer. His career has included postions as Structural Department Head, Engineering Manager, Project Manager and Director of the Power Generation Division. His construction experience includes both field engineering and coordination of design-build projects.  Vince retired in 2021 and spends his time enjoying his grandchildren who live ten minutes from home. He enjoys volunteering with Project Homes and serving those in need of home improvements. His retirement passions include fly fishing, wood working, and stained glass, along with trying to golf better.

Carolyn Risco

Carolyn is a “Cradle Catholic” who was born and raised in Mount Holly, NJ. She moved to the Richmond area in 1996 and joined the parish not long after its conception about 25 years ago. She was drawn in by the welcoming parishioners and the enthusiasm from all to share their Time, Talent, and Stewardship. She has shared her talents through different ministries – Prayer Leader, Eucharistic Minister, Catechist, Confirmation team, Altar Server Ministry, Usher, Lector, and Finance Council.  She has worked for Truist Bank, formerly SunTrust Bank for 27 years through many different lines of business, currently in the Mortgage Division. St. Gabriel Parish is a major pillar in Carolyn’s faith life and she wishes to continue to serve in all capacities she is able and to give the same warm, welcoming embrace to all who walk through the doors that she has received.