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STEADY AT THE HELM

At Emporia Presbyterian Manor, service starts at the top. Our mission is to provide quality services guided by Christian values, and each of us promises to live out this mission every day.

Susan Siepelmeier

Executive Director
Susan joined Emporia Presbyterian Manor as activity director in June 1986. She had previously served as director of activities/social services/rehabilitation at Flint Hills Manor. Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in human development and the family from University of Nebraska Lincoln. She earned her gerontology certification from University of Nebraska Omaha. Susan is certified as a licensed adult care home administrator.

Crystal Stock

Marketing Director
Crystal joined Presbyterian Manor in March 2015 as the human resource director and was named marketing director in February 2016. A graduate of Emporia State University with a degree in business administration and political science, Crystal previously managed a staffing agency and worked in management, operations and customer service in a factory setting. She has education in web design, experience as a mentor to special needs children, can speak three languages (English, Spanish and French) and is a KU Honor Student. She and her husband, Nevik Stock, have four children

Chrystal Chituck

Director of Nursing
Chrystal joined Presbyterian Manor in November 2019 as director of nursing. She has an associate’s degree in nursing from Flint Hills Technical College, where she earned her LPN. In 2015, she graduated from Brown Mackie College’s registered nurse program, where she was on the dean’s list. Chrystal has worked in health care since 2006, starting as a certified nurse aide (CNA). She has worked in short-term rehabilitation, admissions, case management, and as a charge nurse.

Maria Lane

Social Worker
Before joining Emporia Presbyterian Manor as social services director in May 2009, Maria was a special education para with USD 253. She previously served as activity director/social service director at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, and as a child protective social worker for SRS in Winfield, Kansas. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in sociology/anthropology and is certified as a licensed social worker. She is a member of American Gold Star Mothers, Families of the Fallen and National Association of Social Workers.

Claude Williamson

Environmental Services Director
Claude joined Presbyterian Manor as director of environmental services in October 2012. He has 15 years of experience in Long-Term Care as an environmental services director. He previously taught Life Safety for Healthcare Facilities at the Geriatric Research Training Institute in Olathe, Kansas, from 2003-2011. During that time, he was the director of environmental services for Evergreen Community. Before coming to Kansas, he worked in environmental services for a school district in Iowa for 18 years and served for 7 years in the United States Navy. He and his wife have two grown daughters and grandchildren, whom he enjoys greatly.

Caitie Stineman

Human Resource Director
Caitie joined Presbyterian Manor in June 2016. She previously worked as the office manager in the IT department at Emporia State University. Before that, she worked in human resources in Sterling, Kansas, where she attended college. A native of Kansas, she grew up in California before returning to Kansas to play volleyball at Sterling College. She and her husband, Jordan Stineman, have two children.

Jen Moran

Life Enrichment Director
Jen joined Presbyterian Manor in September. She most recently worked as the RSVP project coordinator for the Lyon County Department on Aging. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master of arts in English with a focus on creative writing. Jen has also worked for the Department of Children and Families, as an instructor at Emporia State University, ECKAN Early Head Start, and Crosswinds Counseling and Wellness (formerly the Mental Health Center for East Central Kansas). She is a member of the Emporia Lyons Club and has served on several boards within the community, including the Senior Life Fair committee.

Deb Thornton

Assisted Living and Home Health Director
Deb is a familiar face at Presbyterian Manor. Before returning to be the assisted living and home health director in October 2019, Deb was the director of nursing from 2014 until retiring in 2018. Prior to joining the Presbyterian Manor team, she worked at Newman Regional Health Center for 27 years. She received registered nurse degree through the Newman Hospital School of Nursing in 1989 and earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree at Tabor College in 2011. Deb performs with the Sunshine Singers and enjoys time with family.

Bret Hurlburt

Dining Services Director
Bret joined Presbyterian Manor in May 2020. He’s worked with Morrison Living for three years as an executive chef at University of St. Mary/Sisters of Charity in Leavenworth, Kansas. Before coming to Kansas, he was chef at Sharp Coronado Hospital in San Diego, Calif. He has an associate’s degree in culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas. When he’s not in the kitchen, Bret is an avid disc golfer.