Executive Board

Angela Tate

Board of Director

Angela Tate is the Vice President of Operations at Behavioral Health Response. She also serves on the board of Paraquad,  National Association of Crisis Organization Directors (NASCOD), MHA-Eastern Missouri, and  Great Circle Regional Council – Eastern Region.

In her experience, Angela has the great privilege to serve on board of directors connected to organizations making an incredibly difference for various populations in St. Louis. While serving DNM, she is able make an impact while explicitly stating that the work that is being done is rooted in faith. It is her focus to bring expert administrative skills to the Board as well as to raise awareness in St. Louis on the impact that Deaconess Nurse Ministry has made.


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John McGuire


John P. McGuire is a Senior Healthcare Consultant with Anders CPA firm providing general healthcare consulting services to the healthcare industry. Prior to being a Consultant, he served as an Executive Vice President of St. Anthony’s Medical Center. At Deaconess Nurse Ministry, he serves on the Finance Committee to help to position the organization for long-term financial strength.

John is a public member of the American Board of Optometry and  board member of Midwest Lithotripsy. He joined the DNM board of directors in April, 2017.

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Rev. Doug Anders

Vice Chair

Douglas Anders is retired clergy with standing in the United Church of Christ. In the past 35 years he has served three local churches for a total of 26 years, with the past nine years as Conference Minister of the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ (Texas-Louisiana-Biloxi, MS). He is currently Acting Conference Minister of the Illinois South Conference.

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Diane Meatheany


Diane Meatheany is the Chief Strategy Officer at St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors. She is also active in her community and serves as volunteer with the Assistance League.

Diane strongly believes in the Deaconess Nurse Ministry’s  holistic approach to care, and she is devoted to being a trusted advisor, consultant and advocate the DNM team and those we serve. Diana focuses on bringing recognition and support to fulfill DNM’s mission that is vital to wellness of individuals of all ages. At Deaconess Nurse Ministry, Diane serves as treasurer to help to position the organization for long-term financial strength.

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Christopher Guelbert

Board of Director

Chris Guelbert is Assistant Professor at Goldfarb School of Nursing, he had served as the Assistant Nurse Manager of the Post – Anesthesia Care Unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  He serves on the Board at DNM because the mission is vital to the St. Louis community and faith congregations.  As a professional nurse, Chris can offer his professional experience as a guide for services DNM nurses provide daily.  He also focuses on keeping financially stable as services and operations evolve.

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Judd Heeb

Board of Director

Judd Heeb is a Personal Banker at Commerce Bank, he is excellent at his job in helping and interacting with customers. He had served as a Volunteer Coach for youth Baseball League in the past. He is serving as a member of the Board of Directors at Deaconess Nurse Ministry.

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Bryce Krug

Board of Director

Bryce Krug is Director of Development for Washington University’s James McKelvey School of Engineering. As Director of Development, Bryce works as a major gift fundraiser for the school in St. Louis, Chicago, and other major cities. He also manages a fundraising team and is the liaison to the Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering Department.

Prior to joining WashU, he served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Eden Theological Seminary where he led an advancement team that oversaw major gift fundraising, annual fund programs, and constituent relations. He previously served as the lead development officer for the Webster University College of Arts & Sciences. Bryce started at Webster University as a development officer in the foundations and grants office where he managed University-wide government and foundation grant efforts.

Bryce holds a BA in Russian language from the University of Wyoming and an MA in International Relations from Webster University. He serves as president of the board of directors of the Missouri Rugby Football Union, is a trustee of the St. Louis Hornets Rugby Club, and on the board of the non-profit group Hatebreakers. Bryce lives in Kirkwood with his wife Christine and two teenage daughters.

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James Schmerold

Board of Director

James Schmerold is the owner of Schmerold Computer Systems, a company that specializes in helping small to medium sized businesses and nonprofits address various computer/technology needs. He uses his business knowledge while serving on our Board of Directors to help strategically advance our organizational model in quest to reach more people in need.

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Lauren Verseman

Board of Director

Lauren Verseman is a  Staff Attorney Metropolitans at Saint Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council.

Lauren Verseman graduated from University of Southern California, she finished her Master in Political Science and International Organizations at Sciences-Po (Institute d’Etudes Politiques) in Paris, France. She graduated coursework in Public Policy through St. Louis, University. She gained her Juris Doctor Degree at Washington University, School of Law.

Lauren Verseman received the Certificate of Excellence in Oral Advocacy and was awarded David M. Becker Public Interest Fellow at Washington University School of Law.

She has various publications such as:

Zachary Schmook and Lauren Verseman, Welcome to the Village: An Analysis of How St. Louis County Occupancy Permit Schemes Perpetuate Segregation and Violate the Constitution, 24 J. AFFORDABLE HOUSING & COMMUN. DEV. L. 211 (2015).

Lauren Verseman, Corporate Social Responsibility: Are Franchises Off the Hook, Or Can A Treaty Catch Them? 16 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 221 (2017).

Verseman is serving as Secretary of the Board. She is determined to advocate for the ministries and our clients.

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Gul Nashreen Shah

Board of Director

Guh Shah has PhD in Bio Chemistry and Master of Philosophy in Molecular Biology. Guh Shah is currently a Professor Emeritus at Department of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology St. Louis University, MO.

She has active involvement in interfaith dialogues as part of Interfaith Partnership of St Louis, as well as serving the community through multiple organizations such as: Gateway Human Trafficking, to help raise awareness of human trafficking in St. Louis, MO; Language Access Multicultural People (LAMP), to facilitate communication between a patient and a doctor, a client and a lawyer and between parents and teachers;

More recently, she consented to help with the patients as a nurse (due to unavailability of a nurse), for Salam Free Clinic at Lane Tabernacle CME Church. Salam Clinics are organized by Muslim physicians, they are operating in Christian churches and supported by nurses from Deaconess Nurse Ministry.

Guh Shah has about 100 publications in peer reviewed journals.

Guh Shah is serving the first year as a member of the board starting January of 2021. She considers herself as: “Just an average person with a desire to leave a gathering after making the people feel good and confident about their inherent goodness” She is bringing all areas where her expertise enables her to serve as a board member of Deaconess Nurse Ministry.

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Trina Owens

Board of Director

Trina Owens is the Director of Finance and Administration at St. Vincent Home for Children, a nonprofit residential treatment, transitional living and emergency shelter for youth.

Prior to joining St. Vincent, she served as Director of Finance and Human Resources for Eden Theological Seminary, a nonprofit graduate school for ministers.

Currently, she also serves as Treasurer on the board of Black Girls Do STEM, a nonprofit focused on exposing black girls to numerous fields in STEM. 

Trina holds a Masters in Business Administration and a BA in Accounting from Harris-Stowe State University. Most recently she graduated with the Spring 2020 Emerging Leaders cohort with Focus St. Louis. 

Trina is a new board member at Deaconess Nurse Ministry, serving her first year of service. 

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Kristen Shinn

Board of Director

Kristen Shinn is the Director of Community Support Services. She develops and maintains partnerships with grant funders and other community organizations. She also has experience working with high-risk youth providing training in Crisis Prevention and Human Trafficking Prevention.

Kristen Shinn earned Bachelor of Psychology and Spanish; and Master of Social work at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is serving the first term as a member of the board. With her knowledge and experience in community work, we look forward to seeing a great impact on our ministries.

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