Catholic Social Teachings


Executive Director
Dan Lester

Sr. Director of Communications
Ashley Wiskirchen

Sr. Director of Finance
Dan Kempker

Sr. Director of Mission Integration
Sr. Kathleen Wegman, SSND

Sr. Director of Support Services
Leslie Prenger

Sr. Director of
Volunteer Engagement

Chelle Smith-Vandergriff

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.

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Catholic Social Teachings

We serve all who come to our doors for aid not because they are Catholic, but because we are. We invite you to learn more about our mission, rooted in Catholic Social Teaching below.


Learn more

To learn more about Catholic Social Teaching, we encourage you to visit the website for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) below.

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri

Agency Phone: 573-635-7719

1015 Edmonds Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109

1240 E. Brown School Rd.
Columbia, MO 65202

421 West 3rd Street
Sedalia, Missouri 65301

Mailing Address
Catholic Charities of Central and Nothern Missouri
P.O. Box 104626
Jefferson City, MO 65110

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