Parish Ambassadors

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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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

Parish Ambassadors

Collaborating with parishes in the Diocese of Jefferson City, we are building a network of Parish Ambassadors to engage parishioners and increase access to Catholic Charities services.

New! Register for a Parish Ambassador Engagement Webinar:

Saturday, June 18: 10:00 AM

Click here to register for the Saturday, June 18 webinar at 10:00 AM

Monday, June 20: 6:00 PM

Click here to register for the Monday, June 20 webinar at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, June 22: 6:00 PM

Click here to register for the Wednesday, June 22 webinar at 6:00 PM

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) 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.

  • 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.

Together we help those who are hungry achieve food security, welcome new neighbors to safety from war torn areas around the world, support survivors of natural disasters to rebuild their homes and their lives, counsel those struggling with addiction and mental illness, and advocate for systemic change to alleviate poverty of body, mind, and spirit.

Resources

Our Programs

Click here to learn more about the five core programs that make up Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri.

Missouri Poverty Report

Click here to download the latest Missouri Poverty Report, which includes county-by-county information

Diocesan Map by Deaneries

Click here to download a map of the Diocese of Jefferson City which outlines the Deaneries and Counties of our parishes.

Catholic Social Teachings

Click here to learn more about the Catholic Social Teachings that drive our work.

Prayers and Reflections for Catholic Charities

Click here for CCUSA's Prayers and Reflections page, which includes many beautiful prayers for our mission, programs and clients.

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) 632-0017

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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