Cedar Community

Nicole Pretre Named CEO of Cedar Community

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 29, 2021

The Cedar Community Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Pretre as the new chief executive officer — the fourth in the West Bend, Wis., older adult community’s nearly 70-year history — after the completion of a comprehensive nine-month national search. Pretre, currently the vice president of development, is in her…

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Cedar Community Resident Enjoys Lifetime of Flight

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 1, 2021

By Carrie Sturn, marketing communications manager for UCC-related Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis. Reprinted with permission from the Winter 2021 Live More magazine. Jean Hauser has fulfilled her passion in life — her passion for flying. One of six girls growing up in Hartford, Wis., Jean was born deaf. She attended the Wisconsin School…

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CHHSM’s Virtual Annual Gathering a Success, Thanks to Active Participation, a Seamless Online Platform, and Incredible Presentations

By Barb Powell | March 11, 2021

Inspirational, motivational, soul-feeding … and just plain fun. These are some of the words used by attendees to describe the recently concluded 83rd Annual Gathering of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, held virtually March 2-4, 2021. Attendance records were shattered at the three-day event: some 335 CHHSM members and friends registered…

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To Save, Not Just Serve: Keynoter Baker Challenges CHHSM Members to Increased Activism in Annual Gathering’s Closing Plenary

By Barb Powell | March 11, 2021

In a keynote address punctuated with a call to self-examination and implementation of change, the Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker — director of contextual education at UCC-related Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Mo. — urged attendees to CHHSM’s 83rd Annual Gathering to return to their ministries prepared to find new ways to transform lives.…

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Cedar Community’s Pretre Wins Marketing Officer of Year Award

By CHHSM Staff | September 23, 2020

Nicole Pretre, vice president of development at UCC-related Cedar Community in West Bend, Wis., has been named among the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2020 Chief Marketing Officer of the Year award winners. The award recognizes the important work of those in senior marketing positions in southeastern Wisconsin. Pretre is the executive leader of the marketing, sales,…

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Cedar Community’s Marketing Team Wins Three 2020 National Aster Awards

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 21, 2020

Cedar Community, a UCC-related older adult community in West Bend, Wis., announced recently that its marketing team members are the recipients of three national Aster Awards for healthcare marketing and advertising for 2020. Winning an Aster Gold Award for E-Newsletter Series is Cedar Community’s “Cedar Branches” monthly ministry e-newsletter. Designed and published by the marketing…

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Cedar Community Provides Valuable On-the-Job Training to Nursing and Pharmacy Students

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 1, 2020

For many people, the best way to learn something is by doing. With careers that are hands-on, such as nursing, on-the-job training is crucial. Cedar Community — a UCC-related older adult community in West Bend, Wis. — works with local colleges, high schools, and organizations to provide valuable, real life training opportunities for students. Working…

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Volunteer Couple Making a Difference at Cedar Community

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 5, 2020

Reprinted with permission from Spring 2020 Live More magazine of Cedar Community. Although Bill and Margie Bailey are not able to volunteer during the pandemic, they look forward to resuming their work when it is safe to do so. Bill and Margie Bailey did not have any personal connection to Cedar Community, based in West…

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Cedar Community Receives Grant to Help Offset COVID-19 Health Care Costs

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 30, 2020

UCC-related Cedar Community, based in West Bend, Wis., announced April 28 that it is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from West Bend Community Foundation’s West Bend Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Fund. The generous award will help Cedar Community offset healthcare costs directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our healthcare and support professionals are critical…

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Cedar Community Resident a Star in West Bend, Wis., Community, Thanks to Her 57 Lady

By Barb Powell | September 12, 2019

If you happen to be out and about in West Bend, Wis., you’re likely to see a stunning 1957 Chevy in mint condition enroute to a nearby store. The owner? Grace Braeger, a resident of UCC-related Cedar Community. In fact, Braeger is the one and only owner of the slick black ’57 Chevy Bel Air.…

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