Welcome to Fathers Guide!

Fathers Guide is an organization designed to assist priests in tax, financial, and management matters.

The principal of Fathers Guide, Wayne M. Lenell, C.P.A., Ph.D. has been assisting priests for over 30 years. Dr. Lenell's accomplishments include:
  • Director of Finance and Administration, Diocese of Rockford
  • Author of Income Taxes for Priests Only (Fathers Guide) since 1987
  • Author of Tax Manual for Deacons (Abbey Press)
  • Monthly column entitled "Management" for The Priest magazine (Our Sunday Visitor) since 2002
  • Numerous articles in The Herald (DFMC)
  • Numerous articles in the Deacon Digest
  • First "Certified Diocesan Fiscal Manager" in the nation - 2009
  • Recipient of the NACPA "Vision Award" - 2005
  • Conducted tax/retirement workshops for priests in several (arch) dioceses
  • Adjunct faculty member of four colleges
  • Six session presenter for International Institute for Clergy Formation