Bishop Earl Boyea has appointed Aimée S. Godfrey as the new Director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Lansing. Ms. Godfrey, pictured above, will take up her new post on August 21 and will succeed Deacon Jim Kasprzak who is due to retire after serving faithfully in the role for the past eight years.
“I look forward to using my experience and education in serving as Bishop Boyea’s liaison in supporting the mission and ministry of the six Catholic Charities agencies in the Diocese of Lansing,” said Ms. Godfrey, August 7.
“My prayerful desire is to continue to share the love of Jesus Christ in doing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy for the poor and vulnerable children, families and individuals, who seek help and support.”
“While over eighty percent of the people our Catholic Charities agencies serve are not Catholic, we serve them because We are Catholic.”
Ms. Godfrey has been the Director of Adult Discipleship at Christ the King Parish in Ann Arbor since 2016. As the Director of Catholic Charities position is designated as a part-time position, Ms. Godfrey will continue in her parish role on a part-time basis.
Ms. Godfrey has a M.A. degree in Moral Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. She has taught at the University of Michigan Law School and at the Wayne State University Law School.
Ms. Godfrey is married to Paul Godfrey, and they are the parents of two children.