Please note: our Jefferson City Office has officially moved! You can now find us at 1015 Edmonds Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

About Us

Who We Are

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is a non-profit social service agency, and an entity of the Diocese of Jefferson City, responding to the needs of people in 38 counties regardless of faith, culture, or situation. 

Administrative Quick Links:

Contacts:

Executive Director
Dan Lester
573-635-7719
dlester@cccnmo.org

Director of Communications
Ashley Wiskirchen
573-658-0094
awiskirchen@cccnmo.org

Director of Finance
Dan Kempker
573-635-7719
dkempker@cccnmo.org

Director of Mission Integration
Sr. Kathleen Wegman, SSND
573-694-0093
kwegman@cccnmo.org

Director of Support Services
Leslie Prenger
573-635-7719
lprenger@cccnmo.org

Volunteer Coordinator
Chelle Smith-Vandergriff
573-415-7173
csmith-vandergriff@cccnmo.org

About Us

We are providing care and creating hope across thirty-eight counties in the Diocese of Jefferson City.

Providing Care...Creating Hope in the Diocese of Jefferson City

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is the social services outreach arm of the Diocese of Jefferson City. We are tasked with assisting our bishop, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, with ensuring the Catholic Church in Central and Northern Missouri is fulfilling her mission to reach out to those on the margins and follow through with our biblical call to serve those in need.

Founded May 17, 2011*, Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is a 501(c)(3) social service agency that provides a range of programs and services to those in need in our 38 county service area regardless of faith, culture or situation.

We believe in assisting the most basic and immediate needs of the poor and vulnerable and by giving them the help and resources needed for long-term change. We choose to focus on those areas of greatest need and avoid duplication of services wherever possible. We also belong to the nation’s largest private social services network through our affiliation with Catholic Charities USA.

*Our 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation was established in 2011. The Catholic Charities Refugee Services and Family Immigration Services offices have been operating as a Diocesan service since 1974.

Our core values

  • We believe in the message of Jesus that conveys love and hope.
  • We affirm the sacredness and dignity of all human life.
  • We work in partnership with others who share in our mission.
  • We pursue excellence and uphold integrity in all we do.
  • We offer service to those in need regardless of background, belief or circumstance.

Our Catholic mission

Inspired by the Gospel of the Beatitudes as proclaimed by Jesus Christ, Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is committed to providing care and creating hope for the lives of the vulnerable through compassionate social services that respect the dignity of each person and engage the local community in our mission.

Who We Serve:

Our Agency covers the 38 counties within the Diocese of Jefferson City. You can see a map of our service areas, and additional Catholic Charities regions across Missouri, below. Click on the maps below to enlarge the image.

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri


JEFFERSON CITY
1015 Edmonds Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-7719

Family Immigration Services
1130 E. Elm
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-7719

COLUMBIA
916 Bernadette Drive
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: (573) 442-7568

SEDALIA
421 West 3rd Street
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (573) 658-0642


Diocese of Jefferson City
Chancery Offices
2207 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-9127
diojeffcity.org

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