About Us

The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide for the needs of our community through selfless service under the sign of love.

The vision of Catholic Charities is to comfort, care, and advocate for all people in crisis by strengthening the vulnerable and promoting self-sufficiency. Through all of our programs, our daily activities are intended to lift a person out of crisis, encounter them in Christ, and accompany them on their journey to wholeness.

our values

Stewardship – Excellence – Advocacy

Who We Are

We are determined to live our mission of serving all people, regardless of race, religion, or national origin, with love, respect, and dignity by providing basic needs, strengthening the vulnerable, nurturing families, and promoting self-sufficiency.

Meet The Staff

We measure our success by how many people we reach, how we lift them from crisis, and how we help them achieve self-sufficiency.

J. Antonio Fernandez,


Since 2013, J. Antonio Fernandez has served as the Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio President/CEO leading the programs, growth, and development of the largest Catholic social services agency in the city

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Matthew Martinez,

Vice President, Administration

Matthew Martinez is the Vice President, Administration responsible for directing all of the administrative functions including finance, facilities, information technology, and human resources

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Tracy Ladgenski,

Vice President, Mission Advancement

Tracy Ladgenski is the Vice President, Mission Advancement responsible for raising friends and funds for the five non-profit agencies that comprise the Catholic Charities family. In this role, she is responsible for grants, fundraising, events, marketing, parish

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Board of Directors

Our leaders and partners are instrumental in helping us advance our mission for the good of the people in our community.


Larry Benson, Jr.,


Leti Contreras,

Vice Chair

Julia Hamon,


Lee Bailey,


  • Kino Arteaga
  • Tony Battle
  • Esther Belz
  • Matthew R. Benavides
  • Emma Cano
  • Mark De Hoyos
  • Rev. Jonathan Felux
  • Dr. Mitch Finnie
  • Stewart Goodson
  • Dan Harkins
  • Steve Jansma
  • Claude Koontz
  • Greg Kowalski
  • Rev. Martin Leopold
  • Armando Medina
  • Dottie Nichols
  • Javier Oliva
  • Matthew E. Pepping
  • Bret Piatt
  • Msgr. Patrick Ragsdale
  • Michael Raimondi
  • Jerry Salinas
  • Rudy Torres
  • Brian Tucker
  • Mike Wueste
  • Ex-Officio Members
  • Archbishop Gustavo
    García-Siller MSpS
  • Bishop Michael
    Joseph Boulette

Join Our Team

Our agency is dynamic to respond to any need, especially for individuals, families, and communities in crisis. Working at Catholic Charities is like no other career because you hold the power to transform a life and change a future while serving all people.

media center

Catholic Charities served all people last year from conception to natural death regardless of religion, race, or national origin.