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Southwest Missouri's largest and most affordable retirement community.


Maranatha Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community recognized as the largest and most affordable retirement community in Southwest Missouri. The Village provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Long-term Skilled Nursing, and Short-term Rehabilitation services all on one campus.

Set on 100 acres in the beautiful rolling Ozark hills, the Village is singled out for its rich history, caring staff, and peaceful scenic setting. It is clear to see why we are the first choice among seniors and their families. Come see why so many have chosen to call The Village their home!

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At Maranatha Village, our retirement community has everything active seniors are looking for. Residents enjoy a comfortable and safe atmosphere where they can remain active, pursue their interests and share the companionship of friends, families and neighbors. Whether you are looking for a house or an apartment our senior-friendly designs reflect a maintenance-free option that provides one and two-bedroom apartments or houses you can have custom built to suit your needs.
Assisted Living


Assisted Living is designed for people who no longer feel comfortable living independently in their own home. For those who qualify, Assisted Living proves to be a desirable alternative to nursing home placement. It provides assistance with daily living as well as health supervision while encouraging each resident to maintain their independence.
Rehabilitation Therapy


The Village offers the latest Rehabilitation Therapy with our trained professional staff. At the Village your family member will benefit greatly from our therapy team who are compassionate to the needs of the elderly and their families. One of the main factors that distinguishes the Village from others like it in the area is the combined levels of care and years of experience that our Rehabilitation team provides.
Long Term Care


The Village has two Long Term Care facilities, the Manor and the Lodge, which are licensed to provide 24-hour skilled nursing care through private pay, Medicare and Medicaid. They are both designed to assist residents from living independently to receiving round-the-clock care in a friendly and safe environment. As a resident of the Village in Long Term Care, you can expect to find a nurturing staff who are dedicated to providing comfort and quality of life.

Doug Blauvelt

Chief Executive Officer

Doug joined the Leadership Team of the Village in June 1994 as Assistant Administrator, overseeing the construction, development and significant growth of the Independent Living area that now includes over 250 homes, duplexes and apartments.

Jenni Hall

Chief Operating Officer

Jenni Hall
Jenni started at the Village in January 1994, was promoted to Office Manager in 2007 and CFO in 2012 and again to COO in 2016.  She is responsible for the daily operations of the Village and reports to the CEO.

Keli Haymes

Financial Officer

Keli came to us in July 2016 with a background in accounting. She oversees Accounts Receivable/Payable and the overall bookkeeping.  As the Financial Officer she will also play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making.  We welcome Keli to the Village team and are thankful to have her!

Richard Armstrong

Director of Facilities & Capital Projects

Richard comes to the Village with more than 20 years of professional experience in new construction and renovation. His effective management of our organization’s infrastructure, space and assets enhance our operational efficiency. As the project manager Richard oversees the construction and renovation of buildings, manage relationships with contractors, control space allocation, and maintain facility project budgets. A transplant from Philadelphia Richard joined our family here at The Village in April 2001.

Rachael Peavey

Director of Activities

With a desire to serve senior residents, Rachael joined The Village in 2009 and was promoted to Director of Activities in 2014. She studied Community Recreation and Family Studies at University of Arkansas and Southwest Baptist University and is Activity Director Certified.

Sherry Gaines

Director of Independent Living

With a heart of gratitude, Sherry Gaines has spent 16 years serving generations of retirees. Since 2005, Sherry has served the residents of our Village in various capacities including Activities and Events.

Darryl Paddock

Director of Pastoral Care

Rev. Darryl Paddock has been at The Village since 1998 and oversees ministry to the spiritual needs of the residents in Long-Term Care as well as those living independently at The Village.

Jennifer Rippe

Director of Healthcare Services

Jennifer Rippe

Jennifer was elected to serve as Ward II Alderman in Battlefield where she has lived since 2010, is married to Sean Rippe and has two step sons. She proudly served her country in the United States Army; unfortunately, Jennifer was injured and discharged just a couple of years later. She returned home to serve others in the medical field. In 2009, she graduated as a Registered Nurse (RN), and was the Assistant Director of Nursing at The Maples Health and Rehab for 3 years where she managed a nursing staff of nearly 100.

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Katrice Switzer

Director of Resident Services

Katrice has enjoyed working with seniors and their families for over twenty years and has been here at Maranatha Village since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Gerontology with a Minor in Social Work from Missouri State University.

Angela White

Director of Dining

Angela became an employee of The Village in May of 2010 as a cook and advanced into the position of Director of Dining in 2013.  Angela has been working in the food industry since age 12 starting with food preparation for a catering company.

Maranatha Village 233 E Norton Road Springfield, MO 65803