January 1, 2023 | Local News
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Kelly Wiseman is the new executive director of St. Teresa Ministries, based in Bowling Green. COURTESY OF ST. TERESA MINISTRIES

St. Teresa Ministries names Wiseman as new executive director


The Board of Directors for St. Teresa Ministries is excited to announce the appointment of Kelly Wiseman as executive director.

Since graduating from Western Kentucky University, Wiseman has served in various professional and service roles in Bowling Green-Warren County including the director of marketing and public relations at Greenview Regional Hospital and partnership director at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce before she transitioned into her role as a stay-at-home mom.

During those years, Wiseman dedicated countless hours to serving the community and faith-based organizations including the Family Enrichment Center, Holy Spirit Parish and St. Joseph Interparochial School.

“St. Teresa Ministries is thrilled to have Kelly at the helm,” said Ken Herndon, board president. “Her strong ties in the community and her willingness to serve those in need truly align with our mission. Under her leadership, we look forward to seeing our ministry grow allowing us to serve more in our community.  We have been blessed to be able to give back to our community over $200,000 in 2022 alone. We believe this capacity will be even greater moving forward.”

St. Teresa Ministries focuses on providing food, basic necessities and emergency services for the elderly and working low-income families. In her role as executive director, Wiseman will focus on community outreach, identifying those needs in our community and how St. Teresa Ministries can better serve them.

“I am very excited to have accepted this calling to further serve our most vulnerable,” said Wiseman. “The Bowling Green community and South Central Kentucky opened their arms to me when I came to WKU over 30 years ago and it quickly became my home. My husband and I have always had a passion for service and helping those in need. St. Teresa Ministries is a special organization with a mission that is truly doing Christ’s work.”

St. Teresa Ministries is a local non-profit organization that provides food, basic necessities and emergency services for low-income wage-earners and the elderly by using St. Teresa Thrift Store assets. For more information about St. Teresa Ministries, St. Teresa Thrift Store and how you can get involved visit www.stteresaministries.org.

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