Our Leadership

steady at the helm

At Clay Center Presbyterian Manor, service starts at the top. Our mission is to provide quality services guided by Christian values, and each of us promises to live out this mission every day.

  • Christian Gilbert

    Executive Director


    Christian was named Presbyterian Manor’s executive director in April 2017. He has served in a variety of capacities at several senior living communities. He started his career in planning and executing activities for residents before becoming a certified nurse aide. From there, he entered the Administrator-In-Training program in the Overland Park area, and has served as an assistant administrator and administrator for a Colorado-based senior living community system. Christian graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor in History, and completed his Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Cincinnati in 2018.

  • Christi L. Rice

    Marketing Director


    Christi joined Presbyterian Manor in April 2019. She has spent the past 20 years in customer service and sales management and worked extensively in membership development and retention in the banking and credit union industries. She received a bachelor’s of science degree form Kansas State University. She likes to spend her spare time with her family and friends, enjoying a great meal, live music or a glass of lemonade on a deck somewhere.

  • Jessica Lippe

    Nursing, Assisted Living and Home Health Director


    Jessica joined Clay Center Presbyterian Manor in July 2011 and was named health services, assisted living and home health director in August 2015. She has worked in Long-Term Care and rehabilitation in various positions from making beds to resident care since 2000. Most recently, she was the quality assurance and restorative nurse for Presbyterian Manor. She received her LPN and an associate’s degree in nursing from Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Neb. She is resident assessment coordinator certified.

  • Shannon Wurtz

    Human Resource Director


    Shannon has been with Clay Center Presbyterian Manor since January 2004. She previously worked in administrative services with Kansas Care, in Concordia, Kansas, and served as program director for Little Saints Day School in Overland Park, Kansas, and Lakeview Village Child Development in Lenexa, Kansas. Shannon has a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas State University and is a member of the Kappa Delta educational honorary society and the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She is a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, Kansas, where she serves as catechism instructor.

  • Kent Lips

    Environmental Services Director


    Kent came to Presbyterian Manor in October 2014 as the director of environmental services. Prior to joining Presbyterian Manor he was self-employed. He is a member of Rotary, Gideons and the Christian Motorcycle Association. He studied business at Bethany College.

  • Kristin Pedigo

    Life Enrichment Director


    Kristin joined Presbyterian Manor in March 2010 and was named Life Enrichment Director in August 2018. She started working at Presbyterian Manor as a certified nurse assistant at the age of 16 and later became a certified medication aide. Although Kristin is passionate about healthcare, she has also worked as a waitress at the local Elks Lodge and American Legion. In addition to working at the Elks Lodge, Kristin has volunteered for the Elks Club throughout the last several years. Kristin is creative, energetic, and always has fun while working. She is excited to be a part of Life Enrichment because she can use her creative energy to bring joy to the residents. Kristin enjoys crafts, being outdoors in nature, cooking, and spending time with her children and family.

  • Tisha VanWyhe

    Social Services Designee


    Tisha joined the Presbyterian Manor team in May 2018 as a Social Services Designee. She previously worked as a Life Enrichment Director at a 55-bed skilled nursing community in Liberal, KS. Prior to entering Long-Term Care, Tisha worked as a Case Manager and Health Services Aide for people living with developmental disabilities. Tisha brings lots of energy to the team and has a passion for serving our seniors. Tisha enjoys spending time with her friends and family, camping at the lake, and visiting her home state of Iowa.

  • Shelley Eisenman

    Accounting & Administrative Assistant


    Shelley joined Presbyterian Manor in January 2018 as administrative assistant and took on her new role in accounting in February 2019. She owned her own businesses in remodeling and computer sales and service before entering the health care field and working as business office manager for two senior living communities. She has experience in customer service and also works for Farmer’s Insurance. She studied business management at Metro Community College in Omaha, Neb., and has volunteered with a children’s summer lunch program.

  • Elizabeth Ravenkamp

    Dietary Services


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  • Rosie

    Pet Therapy Specialist


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