Meet the Friendship Village Chesterfield Team
Michael joined the Friendship Village family of senior living communities in early 2017 as the Executive Director of Friendship Village Chesterfield. He moved to St. Louis from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he served as the President and CEO of Ascension Senior Living’s largest Life Plan Community campus and multisite operation. Previously, he served as Administrator of the Catholic Care Center in Wichita, Kansas, and Executive Director within the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Michael holds a Master of Business Administration from Kansas Wesleyan University, a Doctor of Ministry from Western Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts from Spring Arbor University.
He is married, with four children. His interests include spending time with his family, participating in team sports, playing chess and training golden retrievers.
Skilled Nursing and Memory Care Administrator
Ken’s health care career has spanned over 25 years. For the past 14+ years, he has served as an administrator with skilled nursing facilities.
He is a St. Louis native who grew up in Overland, Missouri, where he attended De Smet Jesuit High School. He has made his home in Chesterfield for the past 17 years. He has been married for over 32 years and has two sons and a daughter. In his spare time, Ken coaches baseball for the Chesterfield American Legion team, follows the Cardinals and completes do-it-yourself projects on his home and cars.
He received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Senior Living Sales Director
Judy worked at Ralston Purina as a Director, where she developed and deployed the first personal computer and analysis systems to Beech Nut, cereal and pet food businesses for Purina. She moved into senior living in 1985 when she joined Friendship Village. She served as the Marketing Coordinator until 2002 when she was promoted to Marketing Director. She is now Senior Living Sales Director.
Judy and her husband have lived in Chesterfield, Missouri, where they raised their two daughters, since 1985. Judy moved to St. Louis after living in Evanston, Illinois; Racine, Wisconsin; Phoenix, Arizona; Chicago, Illinois; Springfield, Ohio; and Canandaigua, New York. She can relate to residents moving!
She enjoys running and has completed 10 full marathons, 20+ half-marathons and two triathlons.
Judy received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and physical education from Wittenberg University and a management degree from Marquette University. She holds a long-term care ombudsman certification.
With over 30 years of pastoral care experience, Burt joined Friendship Village in 2017. He is ordained through Open Bible Churches, where he has served both as a District Director and a national board member while pastoring his own congregation. Before moving to the St. Louis area, Burt worked with numerous denominations and churches as president of his local association of churches.
For Burt, the best part about ministry is helping people find vibrancy and meaning in their relationship with Christ.
He is married and has three children — two grown and one in high school. He loves spending time connecting with people and hearing their stories and has a passion for reading, playing the guitar, studying history and taking part in miniature war-gaming.
He is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and is a contributing author to “We Believe: Core Truths for Christian Living,” Open Bible’s official resource for teaching core foundations of the faith.