Catholic Charities of St. Louis today announced the selection of Jared H. Bryson as the nonprofit organization’s next president. Bryson will assume responsibilities June 6, 2022. Bryson currently serves at Mercy as system vice president, mission & church relations. “Jared’s mission-focused leadership is a natural fit with Catholic Charities’ commitment to love and serve our […]

Catholic Charities of St. Louis President Theresa Ruzicka Plans 2022 Retirement

Theresa Ruzicka, president of Catholic Charities of St. Louis, has announced her plans to retire in July 2022. The Catholic Charities Board of Directors has initiated a search for her successor. Theresa was appointed president of Catholic Charities in March 2014 by then-Archbishop of St. Louis, the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson. At that time, […]

A Christmas Letter from our President

Friends, Christmas is coming! This year perhaps more than ever before, how I welcome the sense of hope and joy that accompanies this sacred season, rich with traditions meant to draw us closer to Christ and each other. Children often say they wish every day was Christmas!  Perhaps this is why I am drawn to […]

A letter from our president Theresa Ruzicka

Dear Friends of Catholic Charities, Every day our eight agencies provide help and hope for people in need. We have been doing so, in good times and in bad, since 1912. The COVID-19 virus presents a complex set of challenges, and we are monitoring recommendations from health officials to protect the people in our care […]