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CHHSM Ministries Lead the Way in Person-Centered Memory Support

By CHHSM Staff | June 30, 2014

The design ideas for The Cottages at Cedar Run started with a round-table discussion at a LeadingAge senior living conference in 2010. CHHSM ministry Cedar Community’s CEO, Steve Jaberg, consulted with four European experts on assisted living memory care design on how to enhance a new approach to memory care based on resident-centered programming. “Grand entrances…

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CHHSM Welcomes New Team Member

By CHHSM Staff | May 30, 2014

CHHSM welcomed Catherine Kane of Cleveland, Ohio, to its team as support systems manager and corporate secretary on May 27. Kane brings with her a strong background in health communications. Before joining CHHSM, she spent the last 17 years in curriculum planning and web development for Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. She holds a…

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Search Underway for New CEO

By CHHSM Staff | May 30, 2014

CHHSM has already appointed a seven-member search committee and selected a search agency, but the work ahead to find a new president and CEO has just begun. “The search is now live and we’re receiving applications and resumes,” says the Rev. Kenneth V. Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes. Daniel leads the search…

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Partnership Benefits Residents, Community

By CHHSM Staff | May 30, 2014

When Cape Albeon partnered with fellow CHHSM member and St. Louis-based St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, residents of the retirement community in Valley Park, Mo., gained access to skilled nursing, something they’ve never had before. “For 14 years I’ve been hoping for extended care to arrive here,” says Lolly Wehrli, 87, who moved into…

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Deaconess Foundation Celebrates 125 Years of Serving St. Louis

By CHHSM Staff | April 30, 2014

As leaders of the Deaconess Foundation celebrate the ministry’s 125th anniversary, they’re recognizing a mission that has developed from strong roots to serve new needs. “We have the same mission, but the expression of it has changed over time,” says the Rev. Starsky D. Wilson, president and CEO of the CHHSM member ministry in St.…

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CHHSM Continues Search for CEO

By CHHSM Staff | April 29, 2014

By the Rev. Kenneth Daniel The CHHSM board of directors has appointed a search committee to identify the next president and chief executive officer for CHHSM following the announcement of Bryan Sickbert’s retirement, which will be effective Dec. 31. Led by the Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes in Ohio, the…

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UCC Launches Literacy Campaign

By CHHSM Staff | April 29, 2014

Thirty million people in the U.S. can’t fill out a job application, read a newspaper or understand a restaurant menu. The United Church of Christ hopes to lower this statistic with the help of CHHSM ministries through a new effort, “Reading Changes Lives.” “The inability to read is a silent but serious issue that impacts…

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‘Management as Ministry’, a CHHSM and CTS Collaboration

By CHHSM Staff | March 30, 2014

By the Rev. Danielle Bartz CHHSM and Chicago Theological Seminary are teaming up this May to offer a one-week intensive course on faith-based nonprofit leadership. The course, entitled “Management as Ministry: Learnings from Faith-Based Health and Human Services,” will be taught by CHHSM president and CEO Bryan Sickbert and CHHSM ministry Consecra Housing Network CEO…

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CHHSM Searches for New CEO

By CHHSM Staff | March 30, 2014

During the next six months, the CHHSM Board of Directors will oversee one of the most important responsibilities in nonprofit management: hiring a new president and CEO. The search for a new leader is underway after the current president and CEO, the Rev. Bryan Sickbert, announced this month that he will retire at the end…

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Samaritan Bethany Joins CHHSM

By CHHSM Staff | March 4, 2014

Samaritan Bethany joins CHHSM this month as its newest member in an effort to better serve residents and team members. The senior care community located in Rochester, Minn., provides assisted living, independent housing and a nursing home, all on one campus. Pastor Jean Boese, a United Church of Christ pastor and chaplain for Samaritan Bethany,…

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