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Catholic Charities Executive Director, Cynthia Colbert, named director in Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

(Wichita, KS - October 22, 2012)

Catholic Charities Executive Director, Cynthia Colbert, named director in Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Cynthia Colbert, executive director of Catholic Charities, Inc. – Diocese of Wichita, has been named executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.  She will begin her new position in January, 2013. Colbert will continue in her current role through December 31, 2012, a role she has held for the past two and a half years. 

During that time, Colbert has led the more than 14 programs and services of Catholic Charities each year in the work of stabilizing over 16,000 families in crisis and strengthening them for life. These programs provide shelter, support and food services that assist families in the community impacted by hunger, homelessness or domestic violence. In addition, these services assist couples, parents and families and vulnerable clients in strengthening their relationships. 

Among her long list of accomplishments is the implementation of a comprehensive, five-year strategic plan for Catholic Charities to continue to respond to the changing needs of the poor and vulnerable in the area.

“I am honored to answer the call to serve in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston,” said Colbert. “But I will also miss this work. This is a wonderful agency with hard-working and dedicated staff who are truly mission-driven.”   

The Board of Directors of Catholic Charities will determine a succession timeline on Wednesday, October 24.

Heather Welch
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Catholic Charities, Inc. – Diocese of Wichita
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