2021 MayYour Words

What spiritual practices have improved your ability to positively motivate, develop and lead your colleagues? Motivating others starts with motivating myself and being the best role model, which means that my own self-care and emotional/psychological wellbeing is critical. Spending time… Continue Reading…

2021 AprilYour Words

What is your favorite interview question to ask? Why? Tell me what attracts you to this organization and how do those characteristics fit with your own values? Because I believe this gets to how an employee or student fits within… Continue Reading…

2021 MarchYour Words

What is something that started during the pandemic that you will continue to do when it’s over? I will continue to strategically connect with team members via zoom for brief meetings and check ins to mitigate transportation challenges and reduce… Continue Reading…

2021 FebruaryYour Words

What is one thing you’re looking forward to doing once you’re vaccinated? As more people on our campus are vaccinated, I’m looking forward to our residents getting some normalcy returned to their lives, and to seeing residents and family members… Continue Reading…

2021 JanuaryYour Words

What is one way you have practiced self-care during the pandemic? I downloaded the “pray as you go ” app and walk and listen as the sun is rising. Kevin King, Executive Director at Mennonite Disaster Service Making sure I… Continue Reading…

2020 DecemberYour Words

What is an innovative process your organization has employed for staff recruitment or retention during the pandemic? For recruitment, we have done a couple virtual job fairs through Indeed. We have done some zoom meeting interviews as well. For retention,… Continue Reading…

2020 NovemberYour Words

What Are You Thankful For? I am thankful for both positive and negative opportunities to more fully embrace the growing edges of my leadership skills. Missy Kauffman Schrock Center for Healing & Hope, Executive Director Good leadership during difficult times…. Continue Reading…

2020 OctoberYour Words

“Get to know people without being swayed by the negative opinions of others.” Missy Kauffman Schrock, Center for Healing & Hope Executive Director “Always lead by example” Mary Scott, Mennonite Village-Lydia’s House Administrator “Even younger team members will be given… Continue Reading…