Our days are filled with important duties and routines. Yet human connection takes precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions every time. You are why we're here.
We bring varied backgrounds and skills to our roles, but we are all here to love and support you.
Charles attended the University of Mississippi for Bio-Chemistry (Pre-Med), received his Bachelor of Science in Management and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Cornerstone University. He served as a pastor for close to 12 years, and most recently was the Director of Adult and Graduate Studies at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids.
"I am a servant-leader who enjoys helping others reach their goals while overcoming life obstacles. As a pastor, I spent a great deal of time counseling families faced with placing their loved ones in a senior living community. I witnessed the struggle and doubt among adult children, as well as the challenges and fears loved ones experienced. My passion and resolve for helping families only deepened after we navigated this transition with my own mother-in-law who had Alzheimer's. We were all created for community (relationships), and I am here to help families through this transition with care and compassion."
Charles met his wife, Sara, in Nashville, Tennessee where he was a musician and she worked for Kenny Rogers. They recently celebrated their 30th anniversary and have a son Noah (26), daughter-in-law Carly (23), son Joshua (24), daughter Emma (22) and son-in-law Evan (22).
"I am thrilled to be joining the Quincy Place and Traditions Management team. As a graduate of Hope College, I love Holland, Michigan and all it has to offer those who call it home. I earned my Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Leadership from Grand Valley State University and I am excited to use my skills of collaboration and care with the Quincy Place residents and staff every day!
I was born in Grand Rapids, MI and I grew up in the Forest Hills area of Grand Rapids. At Hope College, I met my husband Mark during a Hope College basketball game and we have been “a team” ever since. We have two boys, Lucas and Caden, and love to spend time as a family outdoors, doing fun things in the community, and with family on Lake Michigan at my grandparent’s cottage.
Working within the Traditions Management team is exciting to me because of the many opportunities to form long-term relationships and provide genuine care. I am passionate about the ability to prioritize important things every day and to help maximize the quality of life for those who are part of the Quincy Place family. As a caretaker for family in the past, I know firsthand the importance of the core values of choices and service and I consider it to be an honor to help families and residents live their best lives!"