Revealing Christ: Showing through every word and action, Christ as the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Human Worth: Recognizing the value and dignity of every person as one created in the image of God and for whom Christ gave His life to redeem.
Wholistic Health: Empowering fitness for eternity through promotion of a balanced life that integrates body, mind and spirit.
Inclusive Service: Embracing service to people of every religion, ethnicity, culture, gender, and socio-economic status within our community.
Community Collaboration: Inviting and affirming individuals and community organizations from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to collaborate with us in wellness outreach that extends the healing ministry of Christ.
Stewardship of Resources: Honoring the sacred trust of our God, constituents, community, and those we serve through the judicious use of our time, talent, human, and financial resources.
To serve our community through health and wellness services by following Christ’s example of meeting needs, building relationships, and empowering lifestyle changes the enhance spiritual, mental, social, and physical wholeness.
Adventist WholeHealth’s vision is to train, mentor, and support churches, centers of influence, and schools toward wholistic health (spiritual, mental, social, physical, and emotional).
MEET THE TEAM
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Rick ChristmanExecutive Director
Ben ParrishDirector of Health Ministries Development
Marianne BoveeFinancial Assistant
Lynette DumanOffice & Program Assistant
Sue ShobeAssociate Director of Faith Community Nursing
Joyce ChristmanSpiritual & Bereavement Care Coordinator
Alysha HollingsheadDirector of Faith Community Nursing
Rick has served as a pastor, publishing director, and wellness coach before joining AWHN in 2017. He is passionate about introducing people to Jesus through health ministry. In his free time, Rick enjoys lifting weights, basketball, outdoor hikes, and spending quality with his wife and two daughters.
With a background in corporate and community health promotion, Ben works to carry out AWHN’s vision by training, mentoring and supporting health ministry leaders and teams in the delivery of health ministry to their respective churches, centers of influence, schools and surrounding communities. He is passionate about sharing Christ’s ministry of wholeness with the people he meets. In his free time, Ben enjoys a good hit on the tennis court, playing his tuba, and traveling with his wife Brittany.
As financial assistant for AWHN, Marianne is responsible for all aspects of accounting. She devotes quality time to ensure that all bills are paid, money is collected, and financial reports are accurate. When not busy with work, she enjoys planning trips and traveling.
Lynette’s organizational skills keeps the office and staff running smoothly. She has been at AWHN for 12 years. She enjoys reading, camping and visiting her grand kids!
Sue has a broad background in nursing and social work. She currently serves in two churches to provide congregational and community health. When Sue is not working, she enjoys reading, making crafts, and spending quality time with family.
Joyce’s passion for care among those experiencing loss and grief has led her into coordinating bereavement support services as a chaplain in three different hospitals. Her scope of expertise includes general loss and grief, perinatal loss, and divorce. She offers seminars and training in bereavement support for churches. In her free time, Joyce enjoys nature walks, playing the organ, and spending quality time with family.
Alysha’s role includes mentoring and providing support to Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) and their health ministry teams in the delivery of health ministry to their individual communities. She also pursues and maintains active leadership roles with local and national organizations, such as the Adventist Association of Faith Community Nursing (AAFCN) and Faith-Based Health Ministries Network (FHMN), among others which enhance the role of Faith Community Nursing and health ministries. Alysha has a passion for ministry and enjoys spending her downtime reading good books, cooking and spending quality time with her family and friends.