Changing Lives,


Thanks to our dedicated and passionate staff, Catholic Charities fulfills its mission of serving the most poor and vulnerable across southern Missouri.
Meet the Board of Directors and Leadership Team whose support and guidance are a valuable asset to our staff as they work to meet the mission. 

Board of Directors

Steve Frye
President of the Board

Del Elfrink

Very Rev. Shoby M. Chettiyath, V.G.

Joe Blanton

Craig Henley

Mark Weidenbenner

Gerry Salter
Vice President of the Board

Nicki Gamet

Cynthia Brown

Deacon David Farris

Jody King

Senior Leadership

Ken Palermo
Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Wiskur
Chief Financial Officer

Cindi Kopel
Chief Programs Officer

Suzanne Cronkhite
Chief Advancement Officer

Claudia Baer
Chief Human Resources Officer

Jeremy Rowland
Chief Regional Officer, Eastern

Susan Cox
Chief Compliance Officer