Dedicated Leadership

Our Executive Team & Board of Directors


Christian Horizons is guided by a proficient team of devoted industry professionals, each possessing substantial expertise in the fields of senior living, healthcare, and nonprofit leadership. Our leaders bring a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience to ensure that our organization remains at the forefront of providing exceptional services and support to our communities.

Executive Team


Kate Bertram

President & Chief Executive Officer

Kate Bertram, MBA, President and CEO of Christian Horizons, brings nearly two decades of leadership in senior services and older adult living. With a strategic vision, she oversees the organization’s life plan campuses and older adult communities. Kate holds an MBA from Mount Mary University and has served on various industry boards, including the WI Nursing Home Administrator Board, LeadingAge WI, and the National MS Society’s WI Chapter. Known for her expertise in strategic initiatives, collaboration, and vision, Kate is a driving force behind the organization’s success.

Barb Shepard

Chief Human Resources & Compliance Officer

Barb Shepard, our Chief Human Resources & Compliance Officer, brings over 30 years of HR expertise to Christian Horizons. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources at Concordance Academy of Leadership in St. Louis. Barb holds both an MBA and a JD from St. Louis University, and she is a licensed attorney in Missouri. Beyond her professional pursuits, Barb finds joy in spending time with her husband, Greg, and caring for their Weimaraners. She’s drawn to Christian Horizons for its commitment to serving others, aligning with her deeply held faith values.

Board of Directors


Nicholas Filing


Tim Burrell

Vice Chairman

Scott Williams


Bill Carter


Allen Burnett

Board Member

Jeany Dunaway

Board Member

Brenda Eden

Board Member

Don Fitzgerald

Board Member

Steve Gnuse

Board Member

Terry Goodner

Board Member

Tom Kerins

Board Member

Susan Klein

Board Member

Michael Morbeck

Board Member

David Sandefur

Board Member

Marcus Thomas

Board Member

Doug Wiley

Board Member


Faith-Led & Person First  

We take pride in being a part of Christian Horizons, an organization driven by faith and centered on individuals. Our priority is always the needs of those we serve. Rather than catering to stakeholders, our profits are redirected back into our campus and services. This ensures enhanced programming, ongoing renovations, maintenance, fair wages for our associates, and the assurance that we consistently prioritize the well-being of those we serve.

At Christian Horizons, we serve and employ individuals from all faiths and denominations. Through innovative and intuitive offerings, we empower older adults in mind, body, and spirit. Learn more about Christian Horizons’ mission.

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