CREDO began in May 1995 by a small band of faithful Roman Catholic men. They felt the Church in St. Louis, Missouri was going “off-track”.
These CREDO founders served as CREDO’s officers: Howard Brandt, Tom Gates, and Fred Haenel.
Notably, the first CREDO Board of Directors also included Colleen George.
They described their mission simply to be advocates, activists, and educators for orthodox Roman Catholicism.
Board of Directors
Since its inception in May, 1995, the CREDO Board of Directors has continued to meet regularly for the purposes of program planning and the advancement of CREDO.
CREDO Board of Directors
- Helen Gelhot, M.D., President
- Greg Miller, Secretary
- Dennis Kuss, Treasurer
- Denis Boles, Corresponding Secretary
- Russ Wenzel, Historian
- Conor Foran, V.P. Membership
- Jeff Buchholz, V.P. Communications
- Msgr. Francis X. Blood, Spiritual Advisor
- Ken Battis, J.D., V.P. Governance
- Mike Rapp, V.P. Programs
- James Spellmeyer
- Brandon Pals
Ex Officio Officers
- Mr. Tom Gates, President, Founder
- Ken Jones, J.D., President
- Dr. Robert Hurley, President
- Fred Haehnel, J.D., Vice-President, Founder
- Mr. Howard Brandt, Treasurer, Founder
- Patti Christie†, Membership Chairman
- Victor Mercurio†, Membership Chairman
- Jim Bagailki†, President
- Raymond “Ray” Mertens, President
- Paul Bair, President
- His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
- Msgr. Francis X. Blood
- Rev. Brian Harrison, O.S.
- Rev. Edward Krause, C.S.C.
- John C. Dailey, M.D.
- Michael B. Dixon, M.D.