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

Development Office

Carrie A. Barton
Donor Relations Coordinator

Michele Byers
Office Manager

Marketing and Communications

Julie A. Ferraro
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Sun Porch

Megan Scherer
Nursing Supervisor

Lynn Welborn, RN
Sonja Clark, RN

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


Peggy Matson
Housekeeping Supervisor

Sherry Buttenhoff
Linda Doherty


Sabrina Johnson
Kitchen Manager

Mary Ann Sexton
Carolyn Howe
Amanda Cronan
Donna Nuxoll



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
Shirley Gehring
Barb Morris

Inn at St. Gertrude

Marilyn Padgett