About Us

What We Do

Founded in December of 1967 by Kansas’ Catholic bishops, the Kansas Catholic Conference serves as the official voice of the Catholic Church in Kansas on matters of public policy.  The Conference operates at the intersection of faith and politics.  By applying Catholic moral principles to the important political questions of the day, the Conference strives to ensure that citizens and elected officials evaluate public policy options in light of a moral framework that transcends party affiliation or partisan politics.

Who We Are

Board of Governors

Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, D.D.Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Most Reverend John B. Brungardt, D.D.Diocese of Dodge City
Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger, J.C.L.Diocese of Salina
Most Reverend Carl A. Kemme, D.D.Diocese of Wichita


Michael Schuttloffel, Executive Director
Jeanette Pryor, Legislative Assistant

Who We Represent

The Catholic Presence in Kansas includes:
413,276 Catholics
338 Catholic Parishes
412 Priests and Deacons
1,069 Religious Sisters and Brothers
4 Catholic Newspapers with a Combined Circulation of Approximately 100,000
106 Catholic Elementary & High Schools Annually Enrolling Over 29,000 Students
Over 35,000 students enrolled in Parish School of Religion (PSR) program
4 Catholic Colleges Enrolling Approximately 7,140 Students
13 Catholic Hospitals and 6 Health Care Centers