Guiding Values

Revealing Christ: Showing through every word and action, Christ as the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Human Worth: Recognizing the value and dignity of every person as one created in the image of God and for whom Christ gave His life to redeem.

Wholistic Health: Empowering fitness for eternity through promotion of a balanced life that integrates body, mind and spirit.

Inclusive Service: Embracing service to people of every religion, ethnicity, culture, gender, and socio-economic status within our community.

Community Collaboration: Inviting and affirming individuals and community organizations from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to collaborate with us in wellness outreach that extends the healing ministry of Christ.

Stewardship of Resources: Honoring the sacred trust of our God, constituents, community, and those we serve through the judicious use of our time, talent, human, and financial resources.


Mission Statement

To serve our community through health and wellness services by following Christ’s example of meeting needs, building relationships, and empowering lifestyle changes the enhance spiritual, mental, social, and physical wholeness.


Adventist WholeHealth’s vision is to train, mentor, and support churches, centers of influence, and schools toward wholistic health (spiritual, mental, social, physical, and emotional).


Click each member’s name to see their full description and contact info.

Rick has served as a pastor, publishing director, and wellness coach before joining AWHN in 2017.

    Rick Christman Executive Director

    With a background in corporate and community health promotion, Ben works to carry out AWHN’s vision by training, mentoring and supporting.

      Ben Parrish Director of Health Ministries Development

      Alysha’s role includes mentoring and providing support to Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) and their health ministry teams.

        Alysha Hollingshead Director of Faith Community Nursing

        Sue has a broad background in nursing and social work. She currently serves in two churches to provide congregational and community health.

          Sue Shobe Associate Director of Faith Community Nursing

          Lynette’s organizational skills keeps the office and staff running smoothly. She has been at AWHN for 12 years.

            Lynette Duman Office & Program Assistant

            Her passion for care among those experiencing loss has led her into coordinating bereavement support services in three different hospitals.

              Joyce Christman Volunteer Spiritual & Bereavement Care Coordinator

              As financial assistant for AWHN, Marianne is responsible for all aspects of accounting. She makes sure financial reports are accurate.

                Marianne Bovee Financial Assistant