Board of Directors

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.   

Proverbs 11:14 ESV

Christine Brisco

Christine Brisco

Founder/Executive Director

1982 Graduate of Goddard High School

1983 Graduate of Vernon’s Kansas School of Cosmetology

1994 Graduate with BS Church Recreation & minor in Youth Ministry – Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO

2011 CNA Certificate; 2012 HHA Certificates

Founder of Koinonia Senior Care 2012

Christine & Marty had her grandparents live with them for a total of 12 years, where God grew her heart for homebound seniors.  One year before her grandmother died, they started Koinonia Senior Care’s non-profit ministry.  Christine serves in the homebound senior ministry at her church, also.

Christine is married to Marty and they have one married son and two teen daughters who are uniquely-gifted and make life fun!  Christine enjoys supporting her kid’s interests, family time, reading and journaling.

“I have a passion to care for and extend the character of Christ to homebound seniors and their caregivers by finding creative ways to honor, bless, and celebrate their significance while reminding and training the community to do likewise in their caregiving opportunities.”

J. Chris Dennis

J. Chris Dennis

Secretary/Treasurer of the Board

Mr. Dennis, 54, is the President and Chief Financial Officer of Oxford Senior Living. He is one of two managing members of Oxford.  Oxford Senior Living currently owns and/or operates 14 assisted living and memory care communities in four states.  He is responsible for overall financial and administrative management and development of financial and operational strategies for the Oxford group of companies. His primary role is to oversee all accounting, tax and finance, human resources, sales and marketing areas of Oxford as well as budgeting, proforma and financial analysis, establishing banking relationships, investor relations and private equity fund raising.

Mr. Dennis has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, financial and administrative matters in various industries including commercial and multi-family real estate, assisted living development, private equity firms, aviation, banking and public accounting.

Mr. Dennis serves on the Board of Directors of Oxford Senior Living.   He also currently serves on the Board of Elders at Pathway Church as well as the Board of Directors of the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization.

Rhonda S. Turner

Rhonda S. Turner

Vice Chairman of the Board

 

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 MS Family Therapy 2003 Friends University

BA Elementary Education 1975 Wichita State University

Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Rhonda is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist at Axiom Counseling & Therapy. Her passion is to assist individuals, couples, and families in healing and growth especially during times of personal and family crisis. In addition to her clinical work, she leads support groups, teaches classes, and speaks on family and marriage topics.

Rhonda is active in the community volunteering at the Wichita Children’s Home and is an avid supporter of Wichita State Athletics, especially men‘s basketball.  Rhonda is married, has two married children and 5 grandchildren. She enjoys reading, gardening, walking, and especially spending time with family (ages 2-92) and friends.

Lyle Jones

Lyle Jones

Chairman of the Board

MBA, Wichita State University 1977

BS in Mathematics, Kansas State University 1965

Current board chairman and retired President/CEO of High Touch Technologies in Wichita.  Long-time Elder, Board member and Bible study leader at Pathway Church in Wichita.

Lyle and his wife Judy have been married for 55+ years and they enjoy travel, being with their daughter and husband and three daughters in Kalamazoo, MI and son and wife and three children in Wichita, spending time with family and friends, calling on and visiting with shut-ins and those in need. He also enjoys being buried in a good novel.

Michael A. Priddle

Michael A. Priddle

Knox College, 1995

Washburn University School of Law, 1998

 

Michael is the owner of The Law Office of Michael A. Priddle, LLC, which has earned best law firm awards for 2015, 2016, and 2018.  Michael was also Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006.  Michael and his wife, Brenda, have been married for 29 years and are actively leading high school youth at Pathway Church, Goddard Campus.  When not working or serving, Michael and Brenda enjoy spending time with their grown children and traveling.

 

Gwendolyn Lewis

Gwendolyn Lewis

BA Sociology and Youth Ministry, Bethel University, IN. 1981

Gwendolyn is Director of Congregational Care and Local Outreach at Pathway Church, Westlink Campus, Wichita KS. She served in several volunteer roles after moving here from Illinois in 1996 then joined the ministry staff in 2007. After graduation she worked in Long Term Health Care for Unicare Corporation as a Social Worker and Marketing Director for over 13 years.

She and her husband Tom were married in her hometown in Ontario Canada and will soon be married 40 years. They have three married children and 4 grandchildren who live in Lawrence KS., KC. and Lexington KY. Their favorite place to gather is at Eureka Lake. Gwendolyn loves flower gardening, reading and traveling to connect with family near and far.

Care and Local Outreach, Pathway Church, Westlink

2001 N Maize Rd, Wichita, KS 67212
P: (316) 722-8020 x1303 | www.pathwaychurch.com

Dr. Carlene Klassen

Dr. Carlene Klassen

Board Member Emeritus

Dr. Klassen is a board-certified physician of Internal Medicine practicing in Wichita, Kansas.  She takes care of and manages adults with complicated and multiple medical problems.  This   includes many senior adults   which she really sees as a mission.

Dr. Klassen is married to Greg Johnson, a metal sculptor and has a teenage son.  Her stepson and his wife have three children, the youngest recently being adopted from China.  Dr. Klassen enjoys spending time with her family and if she can carve out some spare time, she enjoys knitting or crocheting, sewing, reading, baking, and watching movies.

Office Staff

Dawn Roberts

Dawn Roberts

Office Manager

Dawn began working with Christine six years ago after chatting at their kids’ ball game and realizing that their strengths might complement each other. Christine was feeling bogged down with office details and Dawn had recently left a similar position for another nonprofit, so they joined forces and Dawn became her office manager.

After homeschooling her three children, Dawn is now enjoying being an empty-nester. As a former English teacher and librarian, she continues to tutor and teach homeschoolers as opportunities arise.  Her free time is often filled with reading, journaling, and walking—with a little Candy Crush thrown in on the side.

Janet Chase

Janet Chase

Web Design

Janet retired after 30 years of teaching and began working on web design. In 2015, she was introduced to Christine through a caregiver working for KSC. She has redesigned the site and continues to work with Christine to improve the site for all visitors.

Favorite scripture: Proverbs 3: 5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.

Hobbies: She loves to crochet, knit, and work with beads. She has done afghans, hats, scarves, socks, jewelry, and Christmas ornaments.

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