CCHD Advisory Board

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the national anti-poverty and social justice program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). As such, the Advisory Board, composed of Catholic community members, is charged with identifying, vetting, supporting, and engaging those groups connected with one or more of the CCHD grant programs.

More specifically, the Board

  • searches for potential new grantees throughout the year;
  • supports the annual CCHD collection through relationship building in diocesan parishes;
  • promotes the USCCB Youth Art Contest and chooses the local winners; and
  • organizes events throughout the year, most significantly the annual Journey to Justice Day educational event.

St. Paul and Minneapolis Advisory Board Members

Karin Barrett
Bob Cooley, Chair,
Michael Rios-Keating, Vice-Chair,
Anna Verhoye
Alisa Weber


For questions about Board membership, please contact Anna Verhoye or Karin Barrett.

The Board is supported in administering CCHD grants by Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. For questions about the grant process or if you are interested in applying for a Christian Sharing Fund local grant, contact Adam Fitzpatrick at or (651) 291-4410.

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