leaders

A ministry oriented team.

BRIAN MILLER

Chief Executive Officer

Brian is a 1991 graduate of Evangel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. He has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1993. However, he comes from a long family history of LTC operators going back to the 1960’s. He brings over 15 years of experience managing retirement communities. He and his wife, Beth, also an EU graduate, have been married since 1993 and have two children. He has been with Maranatha since July 2021.

ELIZABETH KAPUSTKA

Financial Officer

Elizabeth started at Maranatha in 2018 with a background in accounting and human resources. She oversees accounts receivable/payable and the overall bookkeeping. As the Financial Officer she also plays a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making.

ANGELA WHITE

Director of Dining

Angela became an employee of Maranatha Village in May 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. She moved from Canada to Springfield, Missouri, in 2003. She’s been working in senior living facilities since then.

CHARLES BOWSER

Director of Facilities & Capital Projects

Charles has been with the Village since 2006, working in the maintenance department where he most recently filled the role of Assistant Director of Facilities. It has been his pleasure to serve the independent living residents during these years. Charles looks forward to continuing to lead the entire environmental team and meet the needs of the entire Village family.

SHERRY GAINES

Director of Independent Living

With a heart of gratitude, Sherry Gaines has spent more than two decades serving generations of retirees. Since 2005, Sherry has served the residents of Maranatha Village in various capacities including directing activities and events. She’s currently the property manager for the independent living area of the village.

KATRICE SWITZER

Director of Resident Services

Katrice lives in Springfield with her husband Brent and daughters Melina and Jillian. She started working in senior living in 1991 as a C.N.A. and graduated from Missouri State in 1998 with a degree in Gerontology. Katrice is happy to be serving at Maranatha as the Director of Resident Services and loves spending time with the residents and coming up with ways to brighten their days as much as possible.

STEPHANIE NEWMAN

Director of Activities

Stephanie joined the Village in 2016 and recently became the Director of Activities. She studied Gerontology, Psychology, and Parks and Recreation at Missouri State University. She is excited to serve the residents in making sure that every day is something to look forward to.

VIVIAN NGWENDSON

Director of Healthcare Services

Vivian started at Maranatha in April of 1996 with a bachelors in English literature with plans to become a teacher. Her career took a different path after working as a CNA. Vivian attended OTC for her LPN, then went on to Mercy College of Nursing for her nursing license. Vivian held the roles of charge nurse, nursing supervisor, ADON and MDS coordinator prior to becoming the Director of Healthcare Services. Vivian is married to Peres and they have two daughters Zahra who graduate from WASHU St Louis and Yoti enrolled in MSU.

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