DR. Roger Snyder, Medical Director
Dr. Roger Snyder is one of the founders of ACHC starting with meetings to plan and dream about it in 2002. Since then he has served as a volunteer physician, Board president, and Medical Director. He is married to Perri who is also an active volunteer assisting Cheryl in whatever way she can. They have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. And they are excited that the grandchildren (along with their parents) recently moved from Texas back to Ohio. In addition to his volunteer work at ACHC, Roger is a Family Physician who has worked at UH Ashland Family Practice for over 37 years. And he has been active as a member of Ashland Grace Church.
Since the founding of ACHC Roger has used "To Him who is able" to close his correspondence. It is from Ephesians 3:20 "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think." As one who was present at the founding, it has been a joy to watch God do just that!
Cheryl Benway, Executive Director
was hired at ACHC in 2014, over these past years she has settled right in, and shared the story of ACHC. As the Executive Director she delights in welcoming new friends, volunteers, and donors to ACHC. Leading this ministry is a joy, and offering the opportunity to serve here is always a top priority for her. Cheryl lives in Ashland with her husband Chuck an AHS Chemistry teacher and their son Zak, their 2 adult children live out of state.
John 10:10 states
I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Serving here at ACHC alongside so many faithful volunteers is an amazing opportunity to share the gospel with each other, with our patients, and our community.
Misty Welch, RN, BSN, BA Director of Nursing
Misty Welch, RN, is the Director of Nursing and began at ACHC in 2016. Her professional career started in the US Air Force where she earned her EMT and Psychology degree from OSU and served in many support roles including Family support group counselor. Misty treasures her service as the Health Services manager at the 179th AW Medical Group. She is also currently a critical care nurse at OhioHealth, Mansfield for 10 years; she enjoys teaching nursing students as an adjunct nursing faculty member at her nursing alma mater, Ashland University, for the past 5 years.
Misty lives in the Ashland area with her husband Mike and 3 daughters. They enjoy sports, music, and most of all, traveling together. She volunteers at Crestview schools, and at her church as Outreach Coordinator. One of the most rewarding yet challenging pieces of being at ACHC is working to heal patients while walking alongside them in the pain and making a trusting bond, just as Romans 5:3-4 describes, there is hope in the suffering.
I am lifetime Ashland County resident and graduate of Hillsdale High School. Received Associate degree in nursing leading to RN from North Central State College, BSN from the University of New York, MSN from Otterbein University. Worked 35 years at Samaritan Hospital (now UH-Samaritan) in various capacities, worked 5 nearly years for Ohio Health Heart and Vascular, and began work at ACHC, with emphasis on chronic disease management (diabetes, hypertension, COPD, heart disease, etc.), in January 2022. I am also a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.
I enjoy gardening, travel, hiking, reading, and spending time with my family. I am a widow, and have two adult sons who are married, and I am the grandmother to 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson.
Working at ACHC is my dream job. I very much enjoy getting to know our patients and spending time with them as we work together to improve their health, and manage chronic health issues. It truly is my honor to serve our patients in a Christ centered work environment.
Luke Given, Administrative Assistant, here at Ashland Christian Health Center. Luke lives here in Ashland with his wife and two children. He graduated from Crestview High School, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Luke enjoys being involved in our community through serving on many local boards and being involved in church with giving back to the community. Luke enjoys being able to be the person to welcome people into the health center and educate those that come in for the first time about all that we do here to serve our community and God. Luke looks forward to continuing to serve here at the Ashland Christian Health Center and helping to continue to expand upon what we do here to help those in our community.
CindyKaufman began working as the Link to Hope Coordinator at ACHC in April 2020. I am privileged to help bring hope to those who come with an array of needs - from basic concerns such as food and shelter to deeper issues of emotional support when suffering from loss and discouragement. Early on, during and after college, I worked and volunteered in a number of social service and church-related employment and volunteer positions. Currently, I minister to those in need through inner healing care, depending upon the Lord to reach into their past and present to heal and restore what has been broken or lost from the struggles of life.
For the last twenty-eight years, my full-time job as a wife and a mother has brought me rich rewards. My husband and I feel very blessed, enjoying our youngest son who is in high school, three adult daughters, son-in-law, and granddaughter on the way. My greatest joys in life come from time spent playing, laughing, conversing, and traveling with my family and enjoying all the special friendships the Lord has brought into my life.
God is so good and has blessed me abundantly in my work, family, ministries. I love this verse from Psalm 27:8 because it reminds me of my deep desire to be in my Lord’s Presence and His desire to be in mine. My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”
I am His cherished child, and I desire others to experience His tender love and to hear
Him call them by name to come near.
Terry Morr, Respiratory Therapy
Terry Morr, RRT,CRT,CPFT has practiced in all facets of Respiratory Care over the past 45 years including volunteering the last 7 as chief Respiratory Therapist at ACHC. His work at Riverside, Samaritan and Mansfield MedCentral has primarily been as staff or department manager while still practicing patient care in ICU, ER, Trauma, Transport, and Diagnostics. These include extensive experience in neonatology, pediatrics, Code and Trauma Team, pulmonary function testing, stress testing, EKGs, and Holter Monitoring. While also serving as Administrator of the Pulmonary Function Lab, the Blood Gas Lab, and RCMIS digital information system. In addition, has been a owner/operator of Home Respiratory Care of Ashland, as well as Educator for Student Nurses in Intro to RT, advanced Critical Care for RN’s, and Clinical Instructor for student RTs attending NCSC.
In addition,Terry has participated as an ACLS and NRP educator and has been a Site Surveyor for The College of American Pathology multiple times. He has collaborated with The Cleveland Clinic, OSU Hospitals, Dayton Children’s, UC-Davis in being the first nationally to put patient or therapist-driven protocols in to practice and was a Beta test site facilitator and one of the first in the country for building branching logic treatment protocols into mobile, wireless digital bedside charting devices. He also helped establish and introduce public and institutional Asthma Education in NC Ohio.
Since coming to ACHC, he has taken donated or purchased equipment to establish providing CPAP, BIPAP, & APAP set up and education, as well as med neb treatments, MDI inhaler instructions, pulse oximetry, physical assessment, EKGs, and even PFT screening including Spirometry, Flow Volume Loops, and before/after bronchodilator assessment. He has also made multiple home visits to care for pediatric Amish patients. Terry shares a favorite Bible verse, Philippians 4:19 which states, And this same God who takes care of me will suppply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Joy Reep, Data Support,started with the Ashland Christian Health Center in 2020 after 35 years with Ashland Comfort Control. She chose the health center because of their mission to provide health care in a Christian environment to those who might not have availability to it otherwise.
Joy assists in managing donations, invoices, and offers great insight in our bookkeeping so that the center runs smoothly and efficiently. She also enjoys helping plan events sponsored by the health center throughout the year.
Joy and her husband Jeff live in Ashland. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. In her spare time, Joy enjoys spending time on Lake Erie and selling antiques.
Sharon Strickling, RN Graduating from Ball State University School of Nursing in Muncie, Indiana, over 50 years ago, and retiring after working in Family Practice for 30 years, I am blessed to still be able to serve Ashland Christian Health Center in a variety of ways from Nurse Supervisor to Fund-Raiser Volunteer. Serving opportunities are endless! Portions of 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 have come to be my strong plea, "to accomplish what my faith prompts me to do" -- Pray that our God will make you fit for what He's called you to be, pray that He'll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with His own energy so that it all amounts to something. If your life honors the name of Jesus, He will honor you.