The Board of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has selected an experienced charities professional to serve as the agency’s next executive director.
Litz Main (pronounced “LEE-tz MAY-n”) will begin her work on Monday, Sept. 18.
Ms. Main comes to Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri from her current position at Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, where she is the director of Language Services.
She is fluent in English and Spanish and looks forward to incorporating her life experiences into her work in the Diocese of Jefferson City.
Her innovative approach and strong background in business administration has helped expand the charitable outreach and language services of her current agency.
In accepting this position, she will relocate to central Missouri and is excited to bring her gifts and talents to this community.
Ms. Main said her dedication to charity and mercy is motivated by her Catholic faith.
“My Catholic background and relationship with God have always been at the center of what I do,” she stated.
She looks forward to using her experience to help strengthen the work of this very important agency.
“It’s inspiring to see how Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri serves as a beacon of hope in this community, delivering services with compassion and reflecting the love of Jesus,” she said.
Ms. Main will succeed Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who was appointed interim executive director in early April.
“We are incredibly thankful to Sr. Kathleen Wegman for her leadership of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri during the interim,” said Mike Maag, President of the Board for CCCNMO.
“Her commitment to serving those in need helped ensure the agency remained focused on our mission as we conducted a national search for our next executive director,” he stated.
He said the board is “thrilled” that Ms. Main has chosen to come help us take Catholic Charities in this diocese to the next level.
“We know there are great needs in our community for charity and mercy, and I am confident that Litz is the right person to help us meet these needs,” he stated.
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is the charitable arm of the Diocese of Jefferson City.
The agency responds to the needs of people in 38 counties regardless of faith, culture or situation.
In 2022, the agency provided services to more than 6,000 individuals across a variety of programs, including mental health, housing and financial counseling, food security, health and nutrition education, disaster preparation and response, family reunification through immigration legal services, and refugee resettlement.
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City asks the people of the diocese to join him in praying for the new director as she begins her service here.
“I welcome Litz Main to our diocese and I thank her for taking on the responsibility of leading Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri,” he said.
“Charity and mercy are central to our identity as Catholics,” he noted. “The work of this agency is an important part of our service and ministry as a diocese.
“As the new executive director, we will look to Litz for leadership as we seek to express this merciful aspect of our spirituality,” he said.