Our staff joins in our mission to be Christ's merciful love to those who suffer. 

Deacon Kevin Sartorius

Chief Executive Officer

Dcn. Kevin Sartorius, CEO

Deacon Kevin Sartorius serves as the CEO of Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma. He began his career at Catholic Charities in 2004 as Development Director and became Executive Director in 2009. An innovator with a tireless “can-do” spirit, Deacon Kevin has led CCEOK to become an incredible force for good to those in need throughout their 31-county diocese.

As Executive Director, Deacon Kevin led the capital campaign – Mission of Hope: Changing Lives with Love – which raised $22 million to build Catholic Charities’ Tulsa campus. With the new campus came two new programs: a dental clinic and an adult education program, as well as a new home for ten other programs operated by the organization. Additional capital campaigns later resulted in Porta Caeli House, a home for the dying, which opened in 2017, and The Market at Catholic Charities, which opened in 2022.

Over the years, Deacon Kevin and Catholic Charities have become a trusted leader in the community when a crisis strikes Eastern Oklahoma – including the 2019 floods, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Afghan refugee crisis. The organization is proven to be nimble and competent when facing a challenge and their example is being shared across a network of similar nonprofits across the country.

Each year, Catholic Charities serves people in need in Eastern Oklahoma without regard for race, nationality, creed or religion; approximately 85% of whom are not Catholic. The majority helped are the working poor, those living on the margins, where just obtaining basic food and shelter are daily challenges. Their programs include food assistance, a home for the dying, a dental clinic, a pregnancy clinic, adult education, immigration legal services, refugee resettlement, counseling, healing retreats and disaster outreach. They also offer two residential programs, one for working single mothers and their children and the other for pregnant women and their newborns.

In addition to his service at Catholic Charities, Deacon Kevin serves on the Ascension St. John Mission Committee, the Tulsa Chamber Advisory Council and the Board of the American Red Cross.

Deacon Kevin has a degree in Political Science from Oklahoma State University with a Certificate in International Relations, a Certificate in Catholic Social Teaching from the Catholic University of America. He completed a comprehensive six-year academic formation program leading up to his ordination as a deacon for the Roman Catholic Church in 2011.

Deacon Kevin and his wife, Jennifer, have seven children and live on 20 acres. He enjoys the outdoors and has recently combined his love of travel with his newfound cycling hobby.

Dcn. Erick Bell

Chief Program Officer

(918) 508-7186

Laurie Gero

Chief Development Officer

(918) 508-7116

Dcn. David Hamel

Chief of Mission Integration

(918) 508-7171

Joe O’Connor

Chief Financial Officer

(918) 508-7117

Jennifer Cook, DDS

Senior Director | Counseling, Dental Care, Pregnancy Care

(918) 508-7155

Catie Coulter

Senior Director | Adult Education, Immigration Legal Services, The Kitchen, Workforce Development

(918) 508-7103

Julie Dulek

Senior Director | Porta Caeli House, Refugee Resettlement, Transitional Living

(918) 508-7182

MaryLynn Lufkin

Senior Director | Disaster Outreach, Eastern Oklahoma Outreach, Emergency Assistance, Healing Ministries

(918) 508-7149

Tim Neuman

Tim Neuman

Senior Director | The Market, The Garden, Warehouse, Mary Martha Outreach

(918) 935-2628

Key Staff

Mary NixMinistry of Compassion - Broken ArrowCoordinator
Becky WisdomMinistry of Compassion - Broken ArrowRegional Manager North
Christine BarzelloneCounselingManager/Lead Therapist
Dcn. Paul LouderbackDisaster OutreachManager
Jazmin Carrillo TorresDental CareClinic Coordinator
Debbie CrowleyDevelopmentDirector of Marketing and Public Relations
Laurie GeroDevelopmentChief Development Officer
Brennen GrayDevelopmentGrant Writer
Ann HanischDevelopmentMajor Gift Officer
Christen MilesDevelopmentDevelopment Director
Angela RehmDevelopmentContent Strategist
Jessica ThompsonDevelopmentEvent Coordinator
Walter WiedelEastern Oklahoma OutreachMobile Pantry Coordinator
Joell GriswoldAdult EducationVolunteer Coordinator
Beth NicholsAdult EducationManager
Valerie ValadezEmergency Assistance, Case Management & Healing MinistriesDirector
Yvonne EubankFinance Accounting Supervisor
Joe O'CconnorAdministrationChief Financial Officer
Dcn. Kevin SartoriusAdministrationChief Executive Officer
Lisa WheelerFinance & AdministrationDirector
Robin ThoendelHuman Resources & AdministrationDirector
Kojo Asamoa-CaesarImmigration Legal ServicesManaging Attorney
Anita MillsThe Garden at Catholic CharitiesCoordinator
Sonny DickeyFacilitiesSupervisor
Dcn. Craig VictorFacilities & Information TechnologyDirector
Carey FabrizioEastern Oklahoma OutreachRegional Manager South
Amelia LondonCatholic Charities McAlesterCoordinator
Misty WishallCatholic Charities Mary Martha OutreachDirector
Liliana CarboneCatholic Charities MuskogeeCoordinator/Case Manger
Sharisa McDanielPorta Caeli HouseDirector
Mary NolePorta Caeli HouseHouse and Volunteer Administrator
Margarita SummersMaternity CareCase Manager
Erick BellAdministrationChief Program Officer
Peter ChaconProgram AnalyticsDirector
Jennifer CookDental Care, Maternity Care & CounselingSenior Director
Catie CoulterAdult Education, Immigration Legal Services, The Kitchen & Workforce DevelopmentSenior Director
Julie DulekPorta Caeli House, Refugee Resettlement &Senior Director
Dcn. David HamelAdministrationChief of Mission Integration
MaryLynn LufkinDisaster Outreach, Eastern Oklahoma Outreach, Emergency Assistance & Healing MinistriesSenior Director
Tim NeumanThe Market, The Garden, Warehouse & Mary Martha OutreachSenior Director
Kailen DanielRefugee ResettlementManager
Ally FjeldstedRefugee ResettlementCommunity Engagement Coordinator
Veronika SwineyTransitional LivingManager
Pamela WemhanerCatholic Charities SallisawManager
Dcn. Bill MonteithThe Market at Catholic Charities Manager
Brent ParteeThe Market at Catholic Charities Volunteer Team Lead
Kelly CassidyVolunteer EngagementDirector
Bobby SnookWarehouseOperation Manager
Elfie BowlingCatholic Charities WilburtonCoordinator
Michael FuscoWorkforce DevelopmentCulinary Arts Training Chef
Georgina SalgadoWorkforce DevelopmentCareer Navigator