Monday, November 14, 2022

Good afternoon friends and supporters of STVCC,

On behalf of St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) Board of Directors and the Diocese of Lansing, we wanted to inform you that Andrea Seyka has resigned from her position of STVCC CEO effective Monday, November 7, 2022.

The Board and Diocese thank Andrea for her years of service, dedication and commitment to STVCC, and we wish her the very best in her next phase of life.

Steve Japinga, STVCC Board Chair, has been acting as CEO since Tuesday, November 8. Since this transition, the Board and STVCC’s leadership team have been committed to ensuring stability and purpose in what has been a challenging week.

To that end, STVCC’s Board of Directors and the Diocese of Lansing are pleased to announce that Bishop Boyea has appointed Joe Garcia as STVCC’s interim CEO during the next phase of STVCC’s history. Joe has been involved in leading Cristo Rey Community Center for some time.  Joe will continue to serve as CEO of Cristo Rey Community Center.  We anticipate he will bring his in-depth knowledge of our Capitol community, its people, and its unique resources to bear as he walks with us through the next phase of our journey.

Fortunately, these instrumental changes are happening swiftly – and are happening for the purpose of growth. The needs in our community are continuing to grow with the changing economy and STVCC’s services are needed now more than ever; we will continue to share these plans for the future as we move forward.

In the meantime, the Board, the Diocese and STVCC’s Leadership Team look forward to partnering with Joe as we make important decisions about how best to create a stronger future.

God Bless,

STVCC Board of Directors and the Diocese of Lansing