Executive Board

Trina’ Owens Rogers


Trina’ Owens Rogers 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 Chair at Deaconess Nurse Ministry.

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Bryce Krug

Vice Chair

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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Angela Tate


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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Paul Black


Paul Black is a retired attorney, having practiced in Wisconsin and Missouri. He has his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He lives in St Louis with his wife, Rev. Martha Black, who is a retired UCC minister. Paul has served on the Good Samaritan Home Inc board. Currently he is Director and Treasurer of the United Church Camps in Wisconsin. While in Wisconsin, Paul was active in Shawano Chamber of Commerce and Shawano Community Foundation.

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Board of Directors

Christopher Guelbert

Board Member

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 Member

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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Gul Nashreen Shah

Board Member

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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Kristen Shinn

Board Member

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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Dale E. Kreienkamp

Board Member

Dale E. Kreienkamp is an experienced consultant and organizational executive dedicated to assisting during organizational transitions.  Dale is killed at strategically building organizational capacity for the future through the development of people. A demonstrated expertise in leading significant organizational change initiatives, e.g., performance management, new technology implementation (Workday), acquisitions and integration. Excellent presentation and writing skills. An Author

Dale is the owner of Human  Resource Consulting firm named Thriving Through Transitions in St. Louis, MO. Prior to this, Dale served as a Vice President, Human Resource with Lutheran Senior Service. Dale also served as a senior direct at Mercy South and Human Capital Partners LCC.

Dale is active in community activities, serving in various organization such as:

Grace Place Wellness Ministries, St. Louis, Bd. of Directors (2011Present), Board Chair 2018Present 

Lutheran High School Association Board of Trustees, St. Louis (2010 2016) Chair (20132015), Vice Chair (2012, 2016) 

St. Louis Healthcare Workforce Advisory Committee (20082017) (Committee includes healthcare employers, educational institutions, and government agencies, focusing on healthcare workforce development issues in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

One America Plan Sponsor Advisory Board (20152017

Missouri Baptist Medical Center Community Advisory board (20112014

City of St. Louis, Workforce Investment Board (20062011) (Board provides strategic leadership and oversight of workforce development programs implemented by the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment.

SHRM St. Louis local chapter of Society for Human Resources Management Leadership responsibilities included President and other chapter Officer positions

Concordia Lutheran Church Kirkwood, Missouri Leadership President, Vice President, Sr. Pastor Search Committee Chair, Building Committee Chair, National Youth Gathering Adult Leader. Currently Job Transition Ministry, est. 2020

Dale’s publications: “How Long, O Lord, How Long? Devotions for the Unemployed and Those Who Love Them”, published November 2018.



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Mary Prost

Board Member

Mary Prost is a Registered Nurse who has been with St. Andrews Resources for Seniors System for over
6 years and serves as an Informatics Specialist. She has also worked as Project Manager for two EMR
implementations for the communities St. Andrews owns and manages. She has worked closely with the
corporate team as well as physicians to track outcomes such as hospital readmissions, as well as CMS
Quality Reports.
Prior to St. Andrews, Mary worked for SSM Health for over 30 years in the clinical setting, several
management positions, and implemented the first Case Management Program in St. Mary’s Health
Mary then moved on to CIGNA Health Care and became a National Director over Case Management
programs for high-risk patients. She provided management oversight for the Case Management
Directors in six regions of the U.S.
Mary is married and is an avid sports fanatic for football, baseball, and loves to play golf. She loves to be
in the kitchen either baking or cooking.

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Carole Barner

Board Member

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Mary Alice Ryan

Board Member

Mary Alice Ryan was President and CEO of St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, which touched the lives of over 8,700 seniors and their caregivers each year. When she retired in 2021, she had been part of St. Andrew’s for 38 years and had ultimate responsibility for the operation of all communities and programs, including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing communities, and life plan communities, as well as a management and consulting company, an in-home senior service organization, and a charitable foundation.  She is now President Emeritus.

Mary Alice has been recognized on both state and national levels for her abilities and commitment to services for older adults.

On the local level, Mary Alice was a Past President of LeadingAge Missouri, the recipient of that organization’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Service, as well as the E. Willis Piehl Award, which is their highest award of honor.  She was an adjunct faculty member in Health Administration at Washington University in St. Louis.  She received the Woman of Worth award from the Older Women’s League in St. Louis and she participated in the Leadership St. Louis program.  She also served on the board of STL Village.

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