1001 S Egan Avenue
Madison, SD 57042
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Meet The Team

The Bethel team desires to work together for the better of the community.

Chuck Johnson

Chuck Johnson

Administrator and CEO

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Chuck Johnson

Administrator and CEO

Chuck is a native of the DeSmet, SD area and a Licensed Long Term Care Administrator who most recently served as administrator of the Arlington Care & Rehab Center in Arlington, SD. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Management from the University of Minnesota Crookston as well as an Associate’s Degree of Applied Sciences – Physical Therapy Assistant from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Prior to his recent position in South Dakota, he was the Director of Rehabilitation for a variety of facilities in Iowa; a licensed physical therapy assistant and served in the Iowa Army National Guard for 20 years. In addition, he served as a Medical Specialist and Platoon Sergeant while in the military and was deployed to Afghanistan for a tour of duty. Johnson retired from the military in September 2017.

Stacie Thompson

Stacie Thompson

RN / Director of Nursing

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Stacie Thompson

RN, Director of Nursing

Stacie grew up in Howard, SD. She graduated as a Registered Nurse (RN) from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. Her nursing career includes prior experience as a Registered Nurse in Howard at the Nursing Home, Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, SD; Interlakes' Medical Center in Madison and 16 years at Madison Community Hospital, most recently as Nursing Supervisor at Madison Regional Health System. She began her service as Director of Nursing for Bethel in May 2017.

Cathy Stromberg

Cathy Stromberg

Social Worker

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Cathy Stromberg

Social Worker

Cathy grew up in Cold Springs, MN. She graduated from ROCORI High School. Cathy has a bachelor's degree in Social Work from St Cloud University where she also minored in Gerontology. She is licensed with the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners and is a member of the National Social Workers.

Cathy's work experience includes ten years in geriatric social work with two of those years in geriatric psych in Minneapolis, MN. She has been social work since July 1996.

Becky Glanzer

Becky Glanzer

Business Office Manager

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Becky Glanzer

Business Office Manager

Becky Glanzer joined Bethel as its Business Office Manager in July 2015. Prior to that she worked at the Madison Regional Health System and the Howard Good Samaritan Society.

Becky and her husband of 12 years, Tom, live in Howard with their two children: Autumn and Carson. They stay busy attending the children's extracurricular activities and are avid hunters and fishers. Becky and Tom also own the hardware store in Howard. In her spare time, Becky enjoys reading and vacationing in warm climates. Becky says she loves working with everyone at Bethel and "I feel blessed to be part of an amazing group of people."

Jill Eggert

Jill Eggert

LPN / Director of Community Service

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Jill Eggert

LPN / Director of Community Service

A Licensed Practical Nurse, Jill Eggert has worked at Bethel since September 2015. She has worked as a Charge Nurse and Nursing Support Specialist, and was promoted to Director of Community Services in January 2017. Jill has 13 years of nursing experience in the clinic, hospital, and nursing home settings. Jill said she especially enjoys working in long-term care and building relationships with the residents and their family members.

Jill lives near Howard, SD, with her husband, Rob. They have a blended family with five children. In her free time Jill enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, and gardening.

Rosie Jamison

Rosie Jamison

Development Director

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Rosie Jamison

Development Director

Rosie is a native of rural Howard, SD where she grew up with her parents and five siblings on the family farm. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Dakota State University with several minors that have allowed her to learn more about her diverse interests and correlated with positions she has held.

Rosie began at Bethel in January 2017. Prior to joining the Bethel team, Rosie was the executive director of the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce and also a development officer and scholarship coordinator at Dakota State University Foundation. In addition, she has been a regional market manager for US Bank, enrollment services, financial aid and admissions director at DSU, associate director of financial aid at Augustana (College) University and secondary Social Science teacher and coach at Oldham and DSU. Due to her experience in non-profit organizations, relationship development and leadership throughout the region, she hopes to enhance resources even more to support the mission of Bethel Lutheran Home Foundation.

Rosie and her husband, Scott, live on Lake Madison, where they raised their two sons and enjoy the natural beauty, recreation and opportunities of the area. They are members of Trinity Lutheran Church of Madison, where she taught Sunday school for several years.

Debra Rohde

Debra Rohde

Activities Coordinator

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Deb Rohde

Activities Coordinator

Debra was born in Webster, SD and is the oldest of seven children. She graduated from Lake Area Vocational School with a Medical Assistant degree. Debra worked at the USD School of Medicine in Vermillion for 8 years, and then she relocated to Huron where she worked in a child care center. She and her family moved to Madison in 1988, where she worked in the local FHA office, Madison Vision Clinic, and at Dakota State University.

Debra joined the staff at Bethel in June 1996 as the Assistant Activity Coordinator. While in this position, she completed the training course to be a Qualified Activity Coordinator. Debra is married to Morgan, and they have three children and five grandchildren.

Pastor Mary Fiestner

Pastor Mary Fiestner

Chaplain

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Carli Nighbert

Carli Nighbert

Dietary Manager

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Carli Nighbert

Dietary Manager

Carli is a native of Madison. She graduated from DSU with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Carli worked for the ICAP Head Start Program for 12 years. Following her work there, she became a Certified Dietary Manager and joined the Bethel team in December 2013.

Teresa Wise

Teresa Wise

Environmental Services Manager

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Tom Hughes

Tom Hughes

Maintenance Supervisor

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Tom Hughes

Maintenance Supervisor

Tom Hughes began at Bethel Lutheran Community in May of 2020 as the leader of the maintenance department. He has been involved with business and industry throughout his work experience and brings to Bethel a wealth of maintenance general knowledge along with equipment and repair to help maintain our buildings and grounds. Prior to Bethel, he was with PBM packaging for thirty-three years and for a short time Dawson Construction, both located in Howard, SD.

Hughes and his wife Patty have three grown children and four grandchildren. He is a native of and lives in the Howard area and commutes to Bethel. When not busy working and being with family, he enjoys spending time hobby farming.

As maintenance supervisor Hughes is responsible for department staff, building upkeep and safety standards, equipment functionality, emergency training and testing to ensure Bethel campus facilities are safe for residents, families, and staff. In addition, his department is responsible for the upkeep of several acres of Bethel campus lawn and snow removal of roadways and sidewalks.

Sabrina Susanen

Sabrina Susanen

RN-QA / Infection Control Nurse

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