Mike Handlin is the new board president at Catholic Charities, replacing outgoing president Pat Houlihan, who has served on the board since 2009. Houlihan will remain on the board and continue to serve as treasurer. The Most Reverend Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will retain his position as board chair.
In his new role, Handlin is looking forward to working closely with Catholic Charities Executive Director Gloria Whitcraft to reinforce the agency’s presence in the South Bend area, as well as to strengthen its partnerships with rural parishes within the diocese. “I really believe in
the mission of Catholic Charities as the Church’s charitable arm,” says Handlin. “It plays an integral part in our social-service community.”
Handlin joined the board in 2011 and served as its vice president during 2014. As a licensed, clinical social worker and licensed clinical addictions counselor, Handlin provides individual, family, and marital counseling at Summit Counseling in Fort Wayne.
With a mission to serve “those in need as Christ would have us do,” Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne–South Bend provides a broad range of programs and services in 14 northern-Indiana counties.