Our Staff

Tyler McClay, Executive Director, and General Counsel

Tyler Mcclay

Tyler joined the MCC in January 2010. He is an attorney and a registered lobbyist. Before joining the MCC, he practiced law, representing physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice cases and health care litigation. As general counsel, he advises Missouri’s bishops on legal matters pertaining to public policy and represents the MCC before government agencies. Click here to contact Tyler.

Rita Linhardt, Senior Staff Associate


Rita has been with the MCC since 1988. She is a registered lobbyist and assists with the strategic planning on legislative issues and the MCC Annual Assembly. Her primary area of emphasis is corrections and the death penalty. She is a founding member of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and is a frequent speaker on the death penalty. Click here to contact Rita.

Jamie Morris, Legislative Counsel

Jamie Morris

Jamie joined the team in September of 2018, and is an attorney and registered lobbyist. In his role with the MCC, Jamie will lobby on pro-life issues, marriage and family and more. Click here to contact Jamie.

Director of Communications

The communications director is in charge of maintaining the website, designing and editing all MCC publications, and keeping up social media activity for the MCC. They are also the MCC videographer and photographer. Click here to contact the director of communications.

Cindy Evers, Administrative Assistant

Cindy Evers

Cindy joined the MCC in 2006. She answers the phone, maintains the MCC databases, mailing lists, and email lists, sends Action Alerts, letters, and legislative reports, assists in coordinating meetings and prepares documents for office meetings. Cindy is available to assist you in joining the Missouri Catholic Advocacy Network (MOCAN) and to provide information on how to contact your legislators. Click here to contact Cindy.

Cindy Ayer, Fiscal Officer

Cindy joined the MCC staff as the Fiscal Officer in 2014. Among other duties, Cindy processes payroll, provides oversight of funds and accounts, and assists in the preparation of the proposed budget. Click here to contact Cindy.