Who We Are

Cedar Lake

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

Cedar Lake is a private nonprofit 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 and developmental 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.

Value Statements

We Believe...

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.

Our History

Through the Years

Our Team

Board of Directors

Bruce Beickman
Chairman
Greg Wellman
Vice Chairman
Bryan Bain
Secretary
Lynn Wilkerson
Treasurer
Danny Easley
Board Member
Matt Helmkamp
Board Member
Sandy Ringer
Board Member
Theresa Stiebling
Board Member
Bonnie Stith
Board Member
William N. Wagner
Chairman
Vaughn Bell
Vice Chairman
Dot Ridings
Secretary
Kevin Joynt
Treasurer
Mark Cooksey
Board Member
John Nordstrom
Board Member
Jerry Roby
Board Member
Bruce Beickman
Chairman
Paula Gish
Vice Chairman
Bruce Yungman, Esq.
Secretary
Lynn Wilkerson
Treasurer
Bryan Bain
Board Member
Matt Helmkamp
Board Member
Bonnie Stith
Board Member
Thomas J. Moody, Jr.
Board Member
Theresa Stiebling
Board Member
William N. Wagner
Board Member
Cassandra Tembo
Interim President &
Chief Executive Officer
Jason Squires
Chief Operations Officer
Nathanial Meade
Senior Executive Director
of ICF Services
Kathey Golightly Sanders
Executive Director,
Cedar Lake Foundation
Kelley Kendall
Executive Director,
Cedar Lake Residences
Jeff Miniard
Executive Director,
Cedar Lake Lodge
Tish Stewart
Executive Director,
Park Place & Sycamore Run
Marge Waugh
Senior Director of Finance & Administration
Rhonda Trautmann
Director of Human Resources
who help us.

Our Partners