Phil Lenahan, and his wife Chelsey are both Southern California natives. Phil grew up in Orange County when it was truly known for its orange groves. He attended Catholic schools through high school before obtaining his accounting degree from California State University, Fullerton in 1983.
Phil interviewed with what then were a number of the Big Eight accounting firms, and accepted a position with the now infamous accounting firm of Arthur Andersen and Co. Phil’s experiences and training were good at Arthur Andersen, but after about five years with the firm, he decided to pursue a path that provided for a more balanced family life.
In 1987, Phil joined the financial ranks of Fleetwood Enterprises, one of the country’s leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles and manufactured housing. Phil spent about eight years with Fleetwood in various financial roles. This was also a time when his family continued to grow.
In 1995, Phil received a call about a need for a financial person at Catholic Answers, the apologetics organization. After talking it over with Chelsey, it was decided that Phil would accept the CFO position at the apostolate. His responsibilities grew over the years, and it was a pleasure to see various initiatives blossom, including the popular radio program “Catholic Answers Live.”
During 2005, Phil stepped into a part time role at Catholic Answers to begin working with Our Sunday Visitor to develop the materials for the 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free Group Study and to launch Veritas Financial Ministries.
Phil now resides in Temecula, California, with his wife Chelsey and their seven children.
Please keep Phil, his family, and the intentions of Veritas Financial Ministries in your daily prayers. For this we are thankful.