Please Join Us in Welcoming Joe Buranosky
Mr. Joe Buranosky to Lead Catholic Charities of Central Florida
Bishop John Noonan of the Diocese of Orlando, Chancery and Catholic Charities of Central Florida leaders and staff celebrated Mass on Friday, April 27 at the San Pedro Center in Winter Park welcoming Mr. Joe Buranosky as the new Executive Director to lead Catholic Charities of Central Florida. He begins his new responsibilities on April 30, 2012.
Mr. Buranosky is a 30 year military veteran. As a Marine Corps officer he served in many leadership positions where he was responsible for team building, program management, and strategic planning. His commitment to his faith as a Roman Catholic is demonstrated throughout his career by serving in social justice ministry at numerous parishes helping migrant workers and the homeless.
"Joe Buranosky is a proven leader with the compassion and the vision needed to carry out the mission of Catholic Charities in our diocese, which is to provide hope and build opportunity,” said Bishop Noonan.
Mr. Buranosky was previously employed as the Director of Operations at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Mr. Buranosky worked with the Rector and staff to begin a ministry to help the poor and homeless and support local social justice initiatives.
He is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Apopka and currently serves on the Parish Finance Committee, as well as a Eucharistic Minister and lector. He is also a volunteer Intake Specialist with Shepherd’s Hope, which provides free health care to the uninsured, and has been volunteering there for about nine years.
It’s clear that Buranosky shares a passion for this type of ministry work. “I think it’s integral to our faith. When you take a look at the gospel in particularly Matthew 25; that’s a great call to every Catholic that we all have to be engaged. We all have to be involved and concerned about our brother and sister. Catholic Charities is more than just an organization. It’s really a call to ministry to every Catholic in the diocese,” said Buranosky.
Mr. Buranosky replaces Mr. Arne Nelson who served in a similar capacity since 2005 and resigned effective March 31, 2012.
Please join us in welcoming our new leader, Mr. Joe Buranosky!