Catholic Conference of Ohio Learn more about Social Concerns Associate Director Will Kuehnle

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Get to Know: Will Kuehnle

Associate Director, Social Concerns

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My Responsibilities: My role at the Catholic Conference of Ohio (CCO) is to advocate for the Church’s social concerns and coordinate efforts between diocesan Social Action ministries, Catholic Charities, and Respect Life offices. This is accomplished by engaging with Ohio legislators, networking with various local, state, and federal groups, and researching policy proposals to inform and empower Catholics in Ohio to champion the common good.  

A Little Bit About Me: I am originally from central Pennsylvania, where I grew up around farms and Hershey’s Chocolate. I joined the Catholic Church in 2015 while an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, and I later earned a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame. I am currently a PhD candidate at the Ohio State University where I study Policy, Philosophy and History with a specialization in Bioethics. Outside of my work with the Catholic Conference, I teach at the St. Thomas More Newman Center and coordinate their OCIA program. My wife and I enjoy spending an evening on our porch swing, exploring Clintonville, and reading together. 

Contact Me If You Have Questions About: Advocacy, Catholic Social Teaching, Respect Life issues, Healthcare and Housing Access, Care for Creation, Bioethics.

I can be reached at [email protected] or 614.224.7147