The Bethel team desires to work together for the better of the community.
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 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 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 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."
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 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 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.
Chaplain Mary Feistner is a 1974 graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree from South Dakota State University and a 1981 graduate with a Master of Divinity Degree from Luther Seminary. In preparation for her ordained ministry, she was a parish worker for several years, then interned through Luther in Clinical Pastoral Education.
On September 6, 1981, Mary Feistner was ordained at her home church of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Redfield, South Dakota. The calling to serve the good LORD as a young child has enriched her life through these many years.
She served as hospice chaplain for Steven's County and Pastor of Trinity of Alberta and Good Shepherd Churches of rural Appleton, all in Minnesota. Pastor Feistner has also served congregations in North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota. In June of 2018, she joined Bethel Lutheran Community as Chaplain.
She enjoys sharing her musical talents daily, at the noon and supper hours, as the Bethel residents dine together, by playing hymns, show tunes and old favorites on the piano. In addition, caring for flowering plants and walking her dog, Ole, bring her delight.
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.
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Brad is a graduate of Vermillion High School and Mitchell Technical School (Architectural Drafting and Building Construction). He has worked for various contractors in Sioux Falls building houses and apartment buildings before starting his own company. After ten years as a general contractor, he worked twenty-one years at the University of South Dakota as a Construction Project Manager followed by four years as the Facility Manager for the SD School for the Deaf.
He and his wife Jeanie of thirty-five years live in Hub City, which is twelve miles north of Vermillion, and close to the farm where he grew up. During the work week Brad will live at his home in Madison. Brad and Jeanie have three grown children and one grandson. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and most of all playing with his grandson.
Tammy is a Madison native and graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD. She has most recently lived in Missouri.
Over the years she has worn many hats including Critical care nurse, ER, Director of Nursing, MDS, Infection prevention, staff nurse and most recently Critical care float nurse in MO.
Tammy lives in Howard with husband Mark and has a blended family of four daughters, one son, and 5 granddaughters. She keeps busy attending their grandchildren’s events and having sleep overs with them as much as possible.
Abby grew up on a farm by Chester, SD. She graduated in 2004 from Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls with her LPN. Abby returned to nursing school and received her Registered Nurse, A.A.S in 2012 also from Southeast Technical Institute.
Abby started her nursing career as a C.N.A at Beverly Healthcare in Madison in 2000. She had a total of 15 years working at Beverly/Golden Living. She worked various roles there until lastly being the Director of Nursing for 3 years. The last 2 years Abby worked as the Assistant Director of Nursing at United Living Community in Brookings.
Abby has a passion for the Clinical Reimbursement area of Long-Term Care. She is certified through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators. She is excited to be working in Madison and serving the people of her community again. Abby has lived in Madison for 17 years with her husband Derrick. They have 2 children. In her free time Abby enjoys fishing, hunting, boating, softball and attending her children’s various activities.