Staff

Faith Friendship Villas would not exist without the dedication and hard work put in from our staff and volunteers.

 
 
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Gwendolyn Didden Executive Ministry Director


Gwen joined FFM in September 2017 after an extensive process to recognize who God was calling to lead this ministry into its next phase. With more than 25 years’ experience in growing and managing non-profit and social service agencies, she is able to work within government as well as business arenas, making connections and implementing sustainable programs


Gwen is responsible for the efficiency of the ministry, the quality of care/services we provide, and overall ministry dynamics. This includes regulatory compliance, policy and procedure enhancement, selection and oversight of staff, and training/human resource needs of all employees. In addition, she is responsible for developing plans for our future, and implementing strategies to grow the ministry. This includes overseeing advertising, fundraising, and the identification of community resources, as well as publication of our newsletter and other printed communications. 

I am honored to become part of such a wonderful, God centered organization. The residents and staff have embraced me as one of the family. It truly is a unique place to live, work, play and pray. My heart is full!
— Gwen

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Scott Lebo


Serving since November 2016 as the Director of Ministry Support, Scott oversees functions that support our care activities.

The main areas under his responsibility are property management, food service process, operational/environmental support and business management.

If someone would have said a few years ago, or even a few months ago, I would be working in a place like FFM, I would have said, “No Way”. But after searching to follow God’s leading in my life, God blessed me by allowing me to be part of this ministry. Both family and staff members have welcomed me into their home with open arms. As I think of this ministry 2 verses come to mind: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (I Thess. 5:11) and “So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Gal. 6:10). FFM is a place where family members encourage and build each other up but are also recipients of encouragement and being built up. It is one large family setting in which every family member plays an important role- as a family we can pray and support each other.
— Scott

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Ray ReitzBusiness Manager
 

After serving on our Board of Directors for seven years, and as Pastor of a local church for 15 years, Ray took a brief hiatus from human services, only to find that God had a role for him on our staff. 

Whether it’s helping residents manage their personal funds, assisting in the transaction of ministry finances, or the identification and nurture of donors and other sources of financial help, Ray approaches the task with thoroughness, tenacity, and sensitivity. 

I am regularly amazed at how unique this ministry is. So many different components (staff, ‘the FFV family members,’ board of directors, volunteers, donors, supporting agencies) miraculously converge to create an atmosphere of love, encouragement, correction, and growth that leaves no one untouched. I especially enjoy encouraging and helping residents manage their limited funds. But what is especially touching is how I am loved here by those I ‘serve.’
— Ray

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Jim Zook
 

Serving since April 2007, first as Director of Development, and currently as a Care Ministry Director. In addition, Jim also assists with the conduct of recreational activities, and as a resident of Mountville, he is one of our main PR reps to the local community.

Interaction with the family and staff here at Faith Friendship Villa has brought a new meaning in my life for service and giving of myself. You can’t help but notice the warm family atmosphere and passion for caring for family members. Each one is special in their own unique way. Sharing God’s love and spending time in prayer with the family here has enriched my life. I have seen churches become very active in their relationships with family members here. The residents really love it! What a blessing it has been to all those who give of themselves to the Faith Friendship family. I pray that the Lord will continue to use each of us for His service in this very special ministry.
— Jim

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Charis Gramm, Personal Care Home Administrator

Serving first in 2014 as a Direct Care staff person, Charis also provided assistance in reviewing resident files in preparation for our annual state inspections. In April, 2016, she was promoted to the role of Care Ministry Director. She now serves as the Personal Care Home Administrator.

Faith Friendship is unique because it is a family. Not only does it create a place of belonging and family for the individuals who live here that don’t have that support anywhere else, but it creates an extended family for everyone who lives and works here. At FFM, we do life together and grow together. I love being a part of a ministry that prioritizes the family atmosphere and the care and support that goes along with that priority. It is truly a home that embraces and welcomes everyone who comes through the doors.
— Charis

Michelle Haefner, Care Manager Director

Andrea Rohrer, Care Manager Director

Katlin Miller

Andrea Rohrer

 

Our staff also includes Care Minister Members responsible for direct, hands-on care, housekeeping, and laundry, as well as an Operations Assistant. Employment is offered in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, disability and age. As a religious organization, however, Faith Friendship Ministries is legally permitted to consider an individual's religious practices in determining suitability for any or all positions.

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