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.

Executive Director of the Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude

Tim Oberholzer

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, RN
Nursing Supervisor

Lynn Welborn, RN
Sonja Clark, RN

Shawna Kaschmitter
Wendy Nau
Kendra Dinning
Kasandra Dinning
Shae Dinning
Robyn Taylor
Kristin Frish




Peggy Matson
Housekeeping Supervisor

Sherry Buttenhoff
Linda Doherty
Monica Goeckner


Maryann Sexton
Amanda Cronan
Keenan Shears
Drake Cronan



Craig Hood
Walt Walker

Spirit Center

Tiffany McWilliams
Hospitality Coordinator

Kay Totten
Hosted Group Coordinator

Historical Museum at St. Gertrude

Carla Wilkins
Museum Director

Barb Morris
Sara Swisher
Joan Terhaar
Pat Alfrey

Inn at St. Gertrude

Marilyn Padgett