Meet the leadership team of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis who is responsible for the operative management of the organization.

Michael Goar, President and Chief Executive Officer

Joining the team in January 2021, Michael works with the dedicated board of directors, talented executive leadership and hardworking staff to establish the strategic direction of Catholic Charities and to oversee its implementation. With a strong background leading foundational organizations that sustain and serve both their clients and the larger community, Michael is a mission-driven, visionary leader working to advance the vision of a community where there is poverty for no one and opportunity for everyone. Read more

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dick leads the Finance and Accounting team at Catholic Charities, ensuring that we are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission. Richard.Johnson@cctwincities.org

Hayley Mueller, Interim Vice President of Development

Michael McRath, Chief Human Resource Officer

Michael leads the Human Resources team at Catholic Charities. He and his team are responsible for all people matters: Staffing, Learning and Development, Employee Relations, Compensation, and Benefits. He provides oversight of how these services are delivered in strategic and tactical ways. Michael is passionate about equity and social justice and will be a key collaborator to the work of the Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee. You can contact him at 612-204-8346 or Michael.mcrath@cctwincities.org..

Hayley Mueller, Interim Vice President of Development

Hayley Mueller, Vice President of Development

Hayley leads the Development team, securing philanthropic support from generous individuals, corporations and foundations to support the mission of Catholic Charities. She is responsible for the overall fundraising strategy to support general operations for Catholic Charities programs. Hayley also serves as internal campaign leadership.  Hayley.mueller@cctwincities.org.

Laurie Ohmann

Laurie Ohmann Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer

Laurie is responsible for providing strategic direction and operational leadership for Catholic Charities’ services to 23,000 of the Greater Twin Cities’ most vulnerable residents through the agency’s 29 programs at 18 sites. Laurie.Ohmann@cctwincities.org

Wendy Underwood

Wendy Underwood, Vice President of Social Justice Advocacy and Engagement

Wendy leads the Social Justice Advocacy and Engagement team, connecting Catholic Charities and the community through public sector action, grassroots advocacy, public/private partnerships and education. Wendy.underwood@cctwincities.org

Tim Marx

Tim Marx, President Emeritus

Tim will serve as Catholic Charities’ first President Emeritus. In this role, Tim will support specific projects important to the agency’s future and help the new CEO hit the ground running.

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