About Us

Cedar Lake Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, which owns 37 acres in St. Charles County near the intersection of Interstates 70 and Highway 40/64.

The mission of the Foundation is to provide educational programs to people of all ages and help them grow in virtue, family life and Christian love as modeled by the Holy Family. The property and educational programs of Cedar Lake are owned and managed by Cedar Lake Foundation and its Board of Directors. 

In 2008, a Steering Committee was formed and a St. Louis-based architectural and planning firm was hired to develop a Master Plan to include a Shrine to the Holy Family and Conference Center. 

Thanks to the support of many people in the St. Louis area and throughout the Midwest, the Shrine to the Holy Family was built and dedicated by the Archbishop of St. Louis, Robert J. Carlson on October 9, 2010.

Your financial help is needed to pay off the debt on the Shrine, support its upkeep and make modest improvements, and raise sufficient funds to begin further planning and construction of the Conference Center.


Steering Committee
Joseph Cyr, Director of Development Services, The Lawrence Group
Frank O’Brien, President, O’Brien Industrial Holdings, LLC
Janet Quinlan, Owner, Embroidered Heirlooms
Larry Rolwes, Jr., Bridge Engineer, HNTB Corporation
Angie Suellentrop, Chastity Educator and Speaker, Archidiocesan Respect Life Apostolate
Cleve Tegtmeyer, President, Cedar Lake Foundation
Special Advisors
Frank Bick, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, The Bick Group
Reverend Michael Giesler, Chaplain, Wespine Study Center
Timothy Leland, Senior Research Scientist, Monsanto Company
Susan Mangels, PhD, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations,
  Lindenwood University
Timothy Westman, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Emerson Electric
Board of Directors
Matthew Anthony, Castlewood Foundation
Norbert Carballo, Director, Wespine Study Center
Greg Giebler, Castlewood Foundation
Frank O’Brien, President, O’Brien Industrial Holdings, LLC
Cleve Tegtmeyer, President, Cedar Lake Foundation