a milestone year

2016-2017 Annual Report

A letter from our President

While we experienced a milestone year, there is one important item that did not change: the mission to honor God by Providing a continuum of excellent care and support services, primarily for older adults.


Our mission demands we continually evaluate the best way to serve residents and guests - whether that's in Lincoln, IL or Myanmar.


A new strategic plan will be completed in Fiscal Year 2018 - it will be mission driven so that all those entrusted to our care may live and age better.


Celebrate with us all the good changes in the milestone Fiscal Year of 2017!

By any measure fiscal year 2017 was a milestone year

Begin Search for new CEO

Christian Horizons Made Public

Create Team for Name Change

Name Change Approved

New CEO Named

International Partnership

Dr. Phillippe Retires

New CFO Named

The Board of Directors begin searching for a new CEO to succeed Dr. Phillippe after his retirement

The new name was made public on January 25. Along with the name, came new signage, collateral, and most importantly a new, dynamic website - ChristianHorizonsLiving.org

At the direction of the Board and Dr. Phillippe, a team was tasked with finding a new corporate name that better described the growth of our organization and the ever-changing nature of senior health care.

Christian Horizons was approved as the new corporate name by the Board of Directors at the fall meeting. The new name embodies our expanding vision as we look confidently to the future of faith-based senior living. A New Pathway was approved as the new tagline.

Jake Bell accepted the position in October. Jake was named the President and COO. Following his acceptance, he and Dr. Phillippe worked closely together to ensure a smooth transition.

Christian Horizons extended its mission internationally by partnering with Myanmar Hope Christian Mission. The goal is to provide a new pathway to well-being for older adults in Myanmar. Scroll down for more details!

On June 30, Dr. Phillippe retired and Jake Bell became CEO on July 1, 2017.

Susan McGhee ended her 10-year tenure and Chuck Schmitz was named the new CFO.











Extending our mission internationally

Hope on the Horizon

For Myanmar’s most vulnerable

Christian Horizons (CH) is extending its mission internationally by partnering with Myanmar Hope Christian Mission (MyHope) to provide a new pathway to well-being for older adults in Myanmar.

our commitment continues

Dr. Phillippe Leaves Mission-Oriented Legacy

Dr. Tim Phillippe came to Christian Horizons (CH), formerly Christian Homes Inc., in 2001. Under his leadership, the company has thrived. “Without question, the restoration of Christian Horizons’ financial health has been the single most important achievement during Dr. Phillippe’s leadership,” says Board Chairmen Ron Sewell.


With a vision and passion for this ministry, Dr. Phillippe worked with the Board of Directors to start a new position - VP Mission Integration. “The Board of Directors wants to make sure that Christian Horizons’ legacy is respected and fostered. The new

position will be important in maintaining our traditional values and behaviors in the policy decisions of the board, in dealing with employees and in our services to our residents,” Sewell explains. The goal is to have a culture that reflects the mission and spirit of our Christian heritage, through the daily work of each employee.


Dr. Phillippe announced his retirement in 2015. He understood the need of a great succession plan. After much consideration, the board offered the position to Jake Bell. Upon the announcement, Dr. Phillippe noted, “Jake Bell’s broad experience with all aspects of faith-based senior living is a good fit with CH culture.” Ron Sewell continues, “Jake Bell possesses a great blend of leadership and mission awareness that will be important in increasing our influence and maintaining Christian Horizons standing in the senior living industry.” Jake became CEO July 1, 2017.


communities of


Across Four States

             Illinois    Indiana    Iowa    Missouri

Three of our communities recently changed their names:


Fair Havens Christian Village • Shawnee Christian Village • Wabash Christian Village


CH has implemented these changes to create consistency with our other communities that have “Christian Village” as part of their names. These three communities have expanded their levels of care in recent years and are more than just nursing homes. The new names can be used to describe the current range of services offered by each community today.

your generosity in action

Giving Totals for Fiscal Year 2017

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017


Planned Giving


Employee Gifts


Capital Projects


Church Giving


Additional Gifts


Total Giving for Fiscal Year 2017

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helping residents thrive.

Thanks to your gifts, we’re able to help our residents thrive. We are dedicated to providing excellent support services to each of our guests and residents and we can’t do that without you. So thank you. Thank you for believing in our mission and honoring God in providing for those in need.

Milestones at our communities

Each of our communities have had exciting things happen this year. Click on the community images below to learn more about each of them.

Christian Horizons Board of Directors

Mark Behrends, BS | Maroa, IL

Tim Burrell, MD, MBA | Bloomington, IN

Billy D. Carter | Greenwood Village, CO

Randy Clark | Effingham, IL

Bob Crosby, MBA | Indianapolis, IN

Mike Dunaway | Leawood, KS

Nick Filing, CLU, ChFC, IAR | Leawood, KS

Don Fitzgerald, CPA, BS | Webster Groves, MO

James Frasure, MD | Bloomington, IN

Steve Gnuse | Springfield, IL

Terry Goodner, MS ED | Danville, IL

Tom Kerins, CPA, MBA | Gilbert, AZ

Patricia M. Lincoln | Webb City, MO

Ronald F. Sewell, MBA | Columbus, IN

Doug Wiley | St. Charles, MO

Scott Williams, MA, JD | St. Charles, MO

Christian Horizons Legacy Society

The Legacy Society members have remembered Christian Horizons or one of our campuses in their will, trust, gift annuity or life insurance policy.

Because of donors, friends and supporters like you - we're able to uphold our mission to provide care for those in need. Thank you for all you do for our ministry.

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Al and Joann Davidson

Alan and Barbara Kline

Alberta Kenworthy

Alfred and Judy Busonic

Alice Mayall

Allan and Crystal Shoger

Anthony and Abigail Bliss

Barbara Dike

Barbara Gossett

Bernard and Dorothy Hart

Bethel Wesner*

Betty Henry

Bill and Bonnie Sparks

Billy and Carolyn Turner

Bob and Donna Twist

Bob and Ina Mae Jackson

Brian and Sarah Spencer

Bruce and Lisa Skoog

Bruce and Lynde Hays

Bud and Bonnie Klockenga

Carl and Karen Rose

Chad and Susanne Reed

Charles and Gladys Armstrong

Charles and Maxine Gash

Clifton and Shirley Parrish

Cuma Elaine Simmons

Dale and Joycelyn Klockenga

Dale and Margaret Bent

Dale and Marylyn Rowe

Dale and Pamela Ridgway

Dallas and Hazel Kingery

Danny and Linda Wilson

Darb and Amber Calvert

David and Dawn Clark

David and Lucinda Vandeman

David and Maureen Kastl

David and Sonnie Alexander

Dean Babcock

Delbert Seals

Della Mae Frahm

Delmar and Doris Henady

Dennis and Debbie Warner

Dick and Marjorie Orr

Don and Virginia Bowers

Donald and Nancy Cranston

Donald and Patricia Dunkel

Donald Merritt

Donna Wilson

Dorothy Helt

Dorothy Yedtman

Dr. Robert Cable

Earl and Wilma Perry

Effie Snyder

Elizabeth Kizer

Elsie Marie Smith

Evan and Marjorie Morman

Evelyn Piggush

Frances Wilson

Francis and Lillian Maloney

Frank and Connie Klobucar

George and LuCinda Krebs

George and Patricia Kemp

Gerald and Diana Wilke

Geraldine Mayes

Glenda Nicholas

Grace Louise Anderson*

Gregory and Luann Wooten

Harmon Parrott

Hazel Norris

Helen V. Bilderbeck

Herbert and Marian Lee

Hope E. Erwin

Ida J. Donaldson

James Mabie and Juanita M. Ventura-Mabie

Jeanette Devereux




Jeffery and Lesli Bebko

Jerry and Marie Shreeves

Jim and Barbara Blalock

Jim and Frances Stephens

Jim and Jo Covert

Jimmie and Kay Adkins

Jimmy and Jayme Poirier

Joan Laird

Joe and Charlotte Gaither

John and Audrey VanVoorhis

John Emery

Joyce Davis

Katherine McArthy

Kelly and Mary Lou Slater

Kent and Laurel Retzer

Kevin and Sandy Wolfe

Kim Webb*

Laramie Ruder

Larry and Peggy Brandon

Larry and Sharon Simonson

Larry G. Ray

Leonard B. Hart

Leroy and Barbara Waggoner

Leroy and Virginia Thompson

Linda Stewart

Linda Stolberg*

Lois Williamson

Loraine Rhodes

Marcelle Barnett*

Mark and Evelyn Hill

Mark and Joann DeAngeles

Mark and Sara Masse

Mary Jane Votava

Mary L. Rohrscheib

Mary Norris

Maxine Maish*

Maxine Seggelke

Michael and Kailua Meadows

Mildred Bodin

Norma Jeane Darovec

Norma Rankin

Pat Lincoln

Paul and Ginny Bunton

Paul and Marilyn Collins

Paul and Pam Martinie

Philo and Carolyn Kane

Randall and Carol Julian

Revina McWhirter

Richard Mann*

Robert and Cathy Maurer

Robert and Margaret Crosby

Robert and Melody Thomas

Ronald and Angela Thompson

Ronald and Vicky Klokkenga

Roy and Harriet Robinson

Ruth Hunter

Sheryl Rincker

Shirley Ballard

Stanley and Maxine Curry

Steven and Linda Gnuse

Terry and Peggy Latch

Thomas and Diane Hallam

Thomas and May Felix

Tim and Barbara Whiteman

Tim and Mary Carter

Timothy and Lisa Walk

Timothy and Marie Feltenberger

Tom and Ruth Novy

Tom Myers

Valerie Huffman

Veva Appel

Virginia Coultas*

Walter Lochbaum

William and Nelva Vossmeyer

William* and Sandra Abernathy


*passed away during the FY17