Who We Are

Catholic Charities of Louisville is the social-service arm of the Archdiocese of Louisville. We provide help and create hope for the poor and vulnerable through a wide range of programs, assisting clients of all races, backgrounds and beliefs. Our service area includes 24 counties throughout Central Kentucky.

Catholic Charities of Louisville was established in 1939 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) human service organization in 1993. It is one of over 160 Catholic Charities USA social service agencies in the United States.

Leadership Rooted in Mission

Catholic Charities of Louisville is governed by the Archbishop of Louisville, a Board of Directors and Executive Leadership.

Archdiocese of Louisville

The Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz was installed as Archbishop of Louisville in 2007. Catholic Charities of Louisville is the charity arm of the Archdiocese of Louisville, which covers 24 counties and hosts a Catholic population of more than 200,000 individuals.

“We pray for a pastoral heart as we strive to treat people in a humane way that respects our common good and the common desire that all have for full and safe lives.” —Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz

Executive Leadership

Lisa DeJaco Crutcher
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Lucio Caruso
Director of Mission

Nick Hunter
Director of Finance

Vetta Johnson
Director of Human Resources

Becky Jordan
Director of Kentucky Office for Refugees

Darko Mihaylovich
Director of Programs

Bart Weigel
Director of Administration

Ellen Hauber
Director of Development

Board of Directors

Deacon Scott Haner


George “Dutch” Boehnlein

Brother Peter Campbell
Peter Cummins
Kristie Daugherty
John Drees
Trinity Givens
Sarah Osborn Hill
Lisa Johnson

Deacon Keith McKenzie
Susan Overton

Larry Rosa
Father John Schwartzlose
Nagy Tawfik
Father Michael Tobin
Lucy Weaver