Meet the Employees

At the Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, the employees bring their unique skills as vital members of the community. Their dedication and support is greatly appreciated!

To contact any department, or the employees, please call the main monastery phone number: 208-962-3224, or use the Contact Us form.

Business Office

Janis Lance
Chief Financial Officer

Judy Snyder
Administrative Assistant

Mission Advancement 

Carrie A. Barton
Donor Relations Coordinator

Michele Byers
Office Manager


Julie A. Ferraro
Director of Communications

Sun Porch

Megan Scherer
Nursing Supervisor

Lynn Welborn, RN
Sonja Clark, RN

Kendra Dinning
Kristin Frish
Shawna Kaschmitter
Vicki Patton
Wendy Nau
Shae Dinning
Robyn Taylor
Wendy Weiger


Peggy Matson
Housekeeping Supervisor

Sherry Buttenhoff
Linda Doherty
Maggie Denham
Monica Goeckner


Maryann Sexton
Amanda Cronan
Penny Rairdon
Keenan Shears



Craig Hood
Walt Walker

Spirit Center

Tim Olberholzer
Spirit Center Director

Tiffany McWilliams
Hospitality Coordinator

Kay Totten
Hosted Group Coordinator

Historical Museum at St. Gertrude

Carla Wilkins
Museum Director

Barbara Dasenbrock
Joan Terhaar
Barb Morris
Sara Swisher

Inn at St. Gertrude

Marilyn Padgett