Meet our Management Team

Joe-LanengaJOE LANENGA

Joe Lanenga has served as the Executive Director since 1983. He is responsible to make sure that Bethshan provides excellent, faith based services to all of the great people that call Bethshan “home.” Joe has known many of the people that live at Bethshan for over 40 years. He feels it has been a great blessing to be a part of their lives and to share friendship, joy, sadness, and challenges with the people whom Bethshan is privileged to serve.

Steve-GoudzwaardSTEVE GOUDZWAARD

Steve is the Director of Finance and has served at Bethshan since 1991. Steve supervises all of the financial activities and records of Bethshan Association and Bethshan Foundation including, but not limited to, general ledger, payroll, human resources, budgets, government reporting, donor records, and resident accounts. In his many years of service at Bethshan he has appreciated the direct care staff who show so much love and concern for each resident. He believes they are truly the heart of our organization.

Christine-KoniorCHRISTINE KONIOR

Christine is the Director of Nursing and began her work at Bethshan in 2005. Christine oversees the medical care of all residents at Bethshan and ensures that each person is receiving high quality nursing services. She feels it is her privilege to be an advocate for the residents when it comes to any medical concern they may have. Each person is so trusting and positive, no matter what life throws at them and she finds each person she serves to truly be an inspiration.

Laura-KirchhoffLAURA KIRCHHOFF

Laura is the CILA Administrator and has worked at Bethshan since 1986. She oversees the operation of 12 homes in the southwest suburbs, ensuring that there are excellent trained staff providing services 24/7 and the residents receive quality supports and services in well maintained homes. Laura says the best part of her day is  the love she receives from the residents and how much she learns from them.  She appreciates the family environment, the dedication of the staff and the opportunity she has had for growth over all the years she has served at Bethshan.

Beth-ToesetBETH TOESET

Beth is the Bethshan I ICF Program Administrator and has served at Bethshan since 2010. She supervises the day to day operations, ensuring quality services for those living in the Intermediate Care Facility in Palos Heights. She appreciates all the amazing staff that work with the residents, providing them with the love and care that they deserve.

Frea-MarsFREA MARS

Frea is the South Holland ICF Administrator and has faithfully served at Bethshan since 1983. She is responsible to provide leadership and stability to residents and staff in the South Holland homes. Frea appreciates that Bethshan provides an atmosphere of support and growth to residents and to staff. Together we learn and support each other regarding aspect of disabilities, cutting edge medical care, and even coming alongside people through stages of dying and grief. We walk through all areas of life as a family; supporting and caring for residents and staff.

Julie-SatherJULIE SATHER

Julie is the Executive Assistant and Admissions Coordinator and has served at Bethshan since 2014. She works with Bethshan’s Women’s Service Board and works with families as they navigate the admissions process. Julie feels she has received so much love and joy in working with the people that Bethshan serves and continually learns from the residents how to demonstrate patience, joy, and contentment.