About Us

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 more than 250 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a community where those with and without disabilities learn to share and enrich each other’s lives through meaningful interactions that cultivate mutual respect and unconditional love.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer highly compassionate, capable care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may experience a life of abundant possibilities.

Value Statements

We believe in the God-given worth of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and commit to advocate for their full rights.

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.

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.

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.

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.

We believe our nonprofit, faith-based agency can operate efficiently and effectively through public, community and corporate partnerships.

Top Donors

Give

With your help we can ensure the people we support have access to enhanced programs and life-enriching activities that guarantee a margin of excellence not provided by similar organizations.

Volunteer

Volunteers serve in many capacities within Cedar Lake by contributing time and talent that help us fulfill our mission and enrich the lives of those we support.

Participate

Cedar Lake hosts two annual events to help the people we serve. All proceeds go to support our indigent endowment fund, which helps individuals who lack proper government assistance or have no family.

Board of Directors

Chairman

John Willis

Vice Chairman

Bruce Beickman

Secretary

Bryan Bain

Treasurer

Lynn Wilkerson

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Danny Easley

Linda Garmon

Paula Gish

Matt Helmkamp

Kevin Joynt

Mark W. Leach, Esq.

Theresa Stiebling

Bonnie Stith

Greg Wellman

 

 

STAFF

President & CEO

Chris Stevenson

COO

Jason Squires

CLL Administrator

Nathanial Meade

Park Place/Sycamore Run Administrator

Jeff Miniard

Executive Director, CLR

Kelley Kendall

Chairman

William N. Wagner

Secretary

Dot Ridings

Treasurer

Bruce Yungman, Esq.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Vaughan Bell

Dan E. Fisher

Kris Towery

STAFF

President & CEO

Chris Stevenson

Chairman

John Willis

Vice Chairman

Paula Gish

Secretary

Bruce Yungman, Esq.

Treasurer

Lynn Wilkerson

BOARD MEMBERS

Bryan Bain

Emmy Baker

Matt Helmkamp

Kevin Joynt

Thomas J. Moody, Jr.

Theresa Stiebling

Kris Towery

William N. Wagner

ZoeAnn Yussman

STAFF

President & CEO

Chris Stevenson

COO

Jason Squires