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Management

Alan Campbell

Alan Campbell
CEO/Administrator

Al took the helm as St. Luke Homes & Services’ CEO in April 2013.
He has been involved in the senior healthcare field since 1978.

Al received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant before earning his Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio.

He is an Iowa- and Colorado-licensed nursing home administrator and has served facilities in Iowa, Colorado and Illinois. He has also served as executive director of skilled-care facilities in the Denver region, Colorado Springs and Fort Morgan, Colo., as well as in Sumner and Elk Horn, Iowa.

Email: al.campbell@stlukelh.com

 

Nancy Mills

Nancy Mills
Director of Health Services

Nancy has served as the Director of Health Services for St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. since the summer of 2003.

Nancy is a Spencer native graduating from Spencer High Scool. She earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Iowa Lakes Community College (ILCC) located in Emmetsburg, Iowa in 1986. Nancy continued her education and training from Rochester University located in Rochester, Minnesota where she was exposed to clinical experiences at St. Mary's and Methodist Hospitals.

Email: nancy.mills@stlukelh.com

Greg Meeter

Greg Meeter
Accounting Controller

Greg has served as the St. Luke Campus Chief Financial Officer/Controller since 1989.

He earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Accounting from Dordt College located in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Prior to joining the St. Luke family, Greg served as a Certified Public Accountant for Winther, Stave & Co. LLP, in Spencer, Iowa.

Email: greg.meeter@stlukelh.com

Joni Stein

Joni Stein
Assistant Director of Nursing & Medicare Coordinator

Prior to being named the Assistant Director of Nursing for the St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. campus, Joni served as the MDS and Medicare Coordinator.

She earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Iowa Lakes Community College.

Joni has 22 years of experience in Long Term Care including the following positions: CNA, LPN, staff nurse, RN and MDS/Medicare Coordinator.

Email: joni.stein@stlukelh.com

 

Jean Faust Nelson

Jean Faust Nelson, RN
Unit Manager/MDS Coordinator

Jean has served as a RN and MDS Coordinator for St. Luke Lutheran Nursing Home since 2000.

Jean grew up in Hubbard, Iowa. After high school graduation, she went onto college at Rochester University located in Rochester, Minnesota becoming a Registered Nurse (RN). Jean then continued her education in receiving a certification in Gerontology.

Email: jean.faust@stlukelh.com

 

Janice Bell

Janice Bell
Unit Manager/MDS Coordinator

When Janice returned to work at St. Luke Lutheran Home in December 2012, it was as if she were “coming home.” Because she enjoyed working as a Certified Nursing Assistant from June 1988 until May 1994, it was easy for her to return to St. Luke as a Registered Nurse.

Prior to rejoining the St. Luke family, Janice served at the care center in Emmetsburg, Iowa, in the special care unit at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa, and at Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Iowa.

This Laurens-Marathon High School alumna married Rod Bell in 1987. The couple has one son, Christopher. During her free time, Janice enjoys reading a good book and taking Socks and Susie, her Dachshunds, for walks.

Email: janice.bell@stlukelh.com

 

Jenna Walsh
Director of Dietary Services

Jenna has served as the Director of Dietary Services for St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc., since May 2014.

Jenna, a native of Cherokee, Iowa, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Iowa State University. She is ServSafe certified and currently working toward her Certified Dietary Manager certification.

Prior to joining the St. Luke Homes & Services staff, Jenna served in a number of dietary capacities in Northwest Iowa.

Jenna enjoys watching Food Network and Home & Garden Television. She enjoys watching movies with friends and spending time with Millie, her German Shepherd, and Kitty, her cat.

Email: jenna.walsh@stlukelh.com

 

Amanda Klein

Amanda Klein
St. Luke Homes & Services Activities Director

Amanda has been working in the Activities Department with St. Luke Lutheran Nursing Home since the fall of 2010.

She grew up in Spencer, Iowa. After graduating from Spencer High School in 2005, Amanda went onto Iowa Lakes Community College receiving her Associate of Arts degree. Amanda then transferred to Buena Vista University located in Storm Lake, Iowa, where she received a Business Management degree in 2009. In May 2010, Amanda took the Activities Coordinator course through Iowa Lakes Community College.

Amanda enjoys planning activities for the residents of St. Luke Lutheran Nursing Home, as well as the tenants of Hillside Terrace and Riverview Terrace. Seeing the residents involved and having fun brings joy to Amanda's life.

In her spare time, Amanda likes scrapbooking, traveling, bike riding, exercising, and spending time with her husband.

Email: amanda.klein@stlukelh.com

 

Elizabeth Essick

Elizabeth Essick
Receptionist

Liz joined the dedicated staff at St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. as a laundry aide in January 2008, and transitioned to serving as the receptionist for St. Luke Lutheran Home in July 2012.

She is responsible for directing visitors, families and residents to either staff members or residents in the building. Liz’s duties include receiving all incoming telephone calls, entering data information on new residents and changing data that may arise, and performing any clerical tasks assigned.

Liz enjoys working in the healthcare setting and finds her job at St. Luke Lutheran Home rewarding. She greatly enjoys the staff and visiting with residents and their families.

Email: liz.essick@stlukelh.com


Georgia Wrightsman

Georgia Wrightsman
Social Worker

Georgia has been serving as the campus Social Worker for St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. since 1979.

She earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Social Work from Buena Vista University located in Storm Lake, Iowa. Georgia is a licensed social worker in the state of Iowa.

Email: georgia.wrightsman@stlukelh.com

Kris Todd

Kris Todd
Marketing/PR Director

Kris has served as the Marketing & Public Relations Director for St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. since January 2012. In this role, her responsibilities include providing public relations and marketing initiatives for St. Luke Lutheran Home, Riverview Terrace Assisted Living, Hillside Terrace Assisted Living and The Highlands.

Prior to joining the St. Luke Homes & Services staff, Kris served as a newspaper reporter and photographer, an administrative assistant, a director of marketing and public relations, and as a radio news anchor and assistant farm director.

Kris is a Spencer Rotary Club member and serves on the board of directors for the Spencer Area Activity Center and the Clay County Community Foundation.

Email: kris.todd@stlukelh.com

 

John Syvertson

Pastor John Syvertson
Chaplain

Pastor John Syvertson attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul and earned a Master of Arts in Gerontology in 2001 and a Master of Divinity degree in 2003. He has served congregations in Kenmare, Bowbells, Jamestown, Milton and Osnabrock, N.D., and Colton, S.D. His duties as a full-time chaplain for the St. Luke Homes and Services campus started in April 2013.

Throughout his life and ministry, both as an ordained minister and also in his secular life as a social worker, Pastor Syvertson has worked with older individuals. As a social worker, he was employed as a nursing home social worker and in home- and community-based services at the county and state levels in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Pastor Syvertson, who has a passion for working with the elderly, finds the work very satisfying. His duties include conducting all worship services for the nursing home and two assisted living complexes, as well as leading all Bible classes. He conducts memorial services and does bereavement counseling with the families of our residents. Chaplain Syvertson keeps busy working with the residents and staff at The Highlands, Hillside Terrace Assisted Living, Riverview Terrace Assisted Living and St. Luke Lutheran Home.

Email: chaplain@stlukelh.com