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Melinda Bryan

Program Director

Melinda Bryan


Melinda comes to Ruth’s Promise with extensive professional and personal life experiences. Her main career focus has been in Health Care administration. In the last four years, she has been in the management of Assisted Living facilities serving as an Activities Director. Her supervisory skills come from running the front of a multi-physician office. She feels that Ruth’s Promise is her personal call to service, as she has been a caregiver for over five years. Her walk in faith guides her in providing the best possible care for our seniors.

Terri Ziegler, R.N., M.S.N.


Terri Ziegler has over 30 years experience in nursing with practice in hospital, community, nursing home and university teaching settings. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Truman State University and a Masters Degree in Gerontological Nursing from University of Cincinnati.   Adult Day Programs have always been a passion and interest for Terri, so that when Prince of Peace Lutheran Church wanted to start a program, Terri jumped at the opportunity to develop the program. She took the lead towards getting licensed with the State and all other local agencies with successful results. Terri has experience working with older adults and those with dementia both as a nursing assistant, nurse, educator, family member and friend. She has been a family caregiver for a relative with dementia and is part of a family network supporting another family member and caregiver living with dementia