A history of faith and community since 1970

Cedar Lake is a private not-for-profit organization that originally incorporated out of common concern for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the lack of adequate residential facilities within our geographic area.

Cedar Lake was founded in 1970 by Louisville-area parents of people with intellectual disabilities. Cedar Lake Lodge began providing intensive supports in 1974, and added “community-based” support options, Cedar Lake Residences, in 1989. Cedar Lake is a faith-based organization, and is formally affiliated with the Lutheran Church.

Collectively, Cedar Lake operations employ nearly 500 staff members and have an annual operating budget in excess of $30 million, providing supports to approximately 200 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Cedar Lake In the News

Cedar Lake operates in such a way as to express the love of Jesus Christ, who said “When you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40, The Message)

Value Statements

  1. We believe in the God-given worth of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and commit to advocate for their full rights;
  2. We believe our nonprofit, faith-based agency can operate efficiently and effectively through public, community and corporate partnerships;
  3. We believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have as much control over their lives as possible and be offered opportunities to express personal choices;
  4. We believe in offering residential and community services with excellence, to maximize the unique abilities, safety, health, welfare and self-esteem of each person we serve;
  5. We believe a joint commitment with families/guardians is essential in order to act responsibly in addressing the current and future needs of those we serve;
  6. We believe that a well-trained staff, committed to the mission and vision of Cedar Lake, will successfully offer a high level of compassionate, capable care, responsive to the needs of the mind, body, and spirit of the people we serve.

Board of Directors

Chairman
John Willis

Vice Chairman
Paula Gish

Secretary
Theresa Stiebling

Treasurer
Lynn Wilkerson

BOARD MEMBERS
Kay Seibold
Danny Easley
Matt Helmkamp
Kevin Joynt
Mark Leach, Esq.
Tim Moore
Greg Wellman

EMERITUS DIRECTORS
Marvin Cundiff
James Fahy, Chairman
Michael Hayes
Lola  Howard
Nancy Hubbard
Bernard Hukee
Gerald Larson, M.D.
Mac Maclin
Tim Moody, Jr.
Mark Robinson
Deloris Warren Russell
Tim Veno
Richard Vincent

STAFF

President & CEO
Chris Stevenson

CAO
Cassandra Tembo

COO
Jason Squires

CLL Administrator
Nathanial Meade

Park Place/Sycamore Run Administrator
Jeff Miniard

Chairman
Bryan Bain

Vice Chairman
Mike Phillips

Secretary
Eric Seltz

Treasurer
Gail Kaukas

Board Members
Jodi Budenaers
Susan Dever
Mandy Rothgerber

EMERITUS DIRECTORS
Gary Greenwell
Jason Helmkamp
Beverly Jones
Joe Jones
Mike Kull
Anne Veno
Judge Patricia Walker-Fitzgerald
Maria Hardy-Webb

STAFF

President & CEO
Chris Stevenson

VP-Community Services
Martina Netherton

COO
Jason Squires

Chairman
Bill Wagner

Vice Chairman
Aaron Silletto

Secretary
Bruce Yungman, Esq.

Treasurer
Bruce Beickman

BOARD MEMBERS
Beth Copley
Dan Fisher
Dot Ridings
Kris Towery
Laurie Young

EMERITUS DIRECTORS
Terry Fenwick
Dr. John Hubbard, M.D.
Tim Moody, Jr.
Robert  Quaife
B.H. (Biv) Southard

STAFF

President & CEO
Chris Stevenson

Chairman
John Willis

Vice Chairman
Bruce Beickman

Secretary
Paula Gish

Treasurer
Lynn Wilkerson

BOARD MEMBERS
Bryan Bain
Emmy Baker
Cathy Dusel
Matt Helmkamp
Tim Moody, Jr.
Eric Seltz
Aaron Silletto
Theresa Stiebling
Bill Wagner
Bruce Yungman
ZoeAnn Yussman

STAFF

President & CEO
Chris Stevenson

CAO
Cassandra Tembo

Recognitions/Affiliations

Cedar Lake is formally recognized by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and has a long and proud affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.