Leadership Team

Saint Francis Ministries' leadership team brings a breadth of executive, public policy and clinical healthcare and human services experience to our mission to provide hope and healing to children and families in the communities we serve. Click each picture to learn more about our leadership team.

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William J. Clark

Interim President and CEO

William J. Clark

Interim President and CEO

Having retired a colonel after 30 years in the U.S. Army, Bill brings a wealth of organizational leadership to Saint Francis. During his military tenure, he commanded troops overseas in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and Bosnia, as well as in the United States as Garrison Commander at Fort Riley, Kansas. Most recently, he served as president of St. John’s Military School in Salina. When first joining Saint Francis as Chief of Staff, he acted as a resource and support to the chief operating officer by guiding and supporting staff to complete strategic initiatives and goals set by the leadership team. As interim President and CEO, Bill guides the leadership team in supporting all services.

Trish Bryant

Vice President, Residential

Trish Bryant

Vice President, Residential

Trish’s entire professional career has been spent in the service of children and families. She joined Saint Francis more than three decades ago, and over the years has occupied multiple leadership positions within the ministry. Her current responsibilities include oversight of Saint Francis residential programs, including our Salina West Residential Treatment Facility, two Youth Residential Centers (Willow House and Cottonwood House), Bridgeway Apartments and Cheshire Homes, and Saint Francis at The Mount. Trish’s leadership and strategic planning have been integral to Saint Francis’ expansion of residential treatment and trauma services to the children, families, and adults we serve.

Diane Carver

Vice President, Child and Family Services

Diane Carver

Vice President, Child and Family Services

A tireless advocate for children and families, Diane spent 20 years working with the Kansas Department for Children and Families before joining Saint Francis Ministries to serve as vice president for the Wichita Region. A graduate of both the Executive Development Program at the University of Kansas and the Kansas Leadership Center, Diane was named “Outstanding Person of the Year” in 2007 by the Kansas Conference on Social Welfare. In her current role as vice president of foster care reintegration, she oversees foster care, reintegration, and adoption programs for Saint Francis. Having spent more than three decades of her life in social services, Diane considers it her life’s mission to advocate for children in need of protection, prevention, reintegration, or permanency services.

Lora Winchell

Chief Financial Officer

Lora Winchell

Chief Financial Officer

Lora Winchell

Lora brings to Saint Francis expertise in organizational transformation, evidence-based leadership, business process improvements, multi-dimensional budgeting, and strategic planning. Most recently, she served as CFO for Hunter Health, during which she oversaw four finance departments, led two department restructures, and served as mentor for the National Association of Community Health Center’s CFO institute, a six-month CFO training program for new leaders. Prior to that, she served as CFO for Boys & Girls Clubs of South-Central Kansas and as senior tax associate with Grant Thornton LLP. Active in the Wichita community, she has served on numerous boards of directors, including Ballet Wichita and the Kansas Children’s Foundation. As CFO, Lora provides leadership and oversight for all of the Saint Francis Ministry’s finance functions, while managing business operations.

Tracy Hervey

Vice President, Human Resources

Tracy Hervey

Vice President, Human Resources

A lifelong human resources professional, Tracy has always applied her skills to the service of children, starting with the Kansas Children’s Service League more than 20 years ago. Joining Saint Francis in 2007, she has served as director of human resources for our offices in Wichita and throughout western Kansas, as well as Mississippi, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Tracy currently provides leadership over critical support functions within the Saint Francis ministry that include human resources, training and development, compensation and benefits, organizational excellence, and strategic planning.

John McDowell

Vice President, Information Systems

John McDowell

Vice President, Information Systems

An experienced Information Technology professional, John has a history of success formulating IT business strategy and building professional technical teams within the budget-limited environments of non-profits. With over 13 years of experience as an Information Technology Consultant and Network Administrator, John comes to Saint Francis most recently from St. John’s Military School where he served as the IT Director/Chief Information Officer. John is responsible for building high performing IT departments and designing and overseeing IT infrastructure improvements across all states and countries Saint Francis serves.

Cheryl Rathbun

Chief Clinical Officer

Cheryl Rathbun

Chief Clinical Officer

Cheryl joined Saint Francis four decades ago as a social worker and therapist. A licensed specialist in clinical social work, she has served as an individual and family therapist, supervising all social work and clinical services provided through Saint Francis’ outpatient and residential facilities. She has also co-authored several professional papers on treatment for children and youth. As Saint Francis’ chief clinical officer, Cheryl provides strategic direction on all of Saint Francis’ clinical care initiatives - both nationally and internationally - and oversees accreditation standards, operating procedures, performance improvement, and professional ethics for all clinical services.

Matt Stephens

Vice President, Innovation & System Improvement QA/PI

Matt Stephens

Vice President, Innovation & System Improvement QA/PI

Matt began his career as a social worker with the State of Kansas, then later served as administrator of Neuvant House, an adult care facility in Lawrence, Kansas. He joined Saint Francis in 2016 as Director of the Innovation Center, where he helped guide and support process improvement and performance excellence initiatives. In his current position, Matt coordinates Saint Francis’ Kansas Quality Award efforts, while providing oversight to our performance improvement and quality assurance programs.

Raymond Nunweiler

Director, Facilities, Safety, & Security

Raymond Nunweiler

Director, Facilities, Safety, & Security

A U.S. Army veteran, Raymond retired after 24 years in service. During those years, he was deployed multiple times in support of U.S. combat operations while serving in Airborne and Ranger units. Upon his retirement from active duty, he served as a deputy sheriff, helping local schools and businesses plan for emergency situations. Eventually, he was appointed Patrol Supervisor and still serves as a part-time law enforcement officer. In 2017, he assumed the position of Commandant of Cadets for St. John Military School in Salina, until St. John’s merged with Saint Francis Ministries in 2019. As director of facilities, safety, and security, Raymond provides employee training and protocols that help Saint Francis proactively prepare for emergency situations.

Holly Dean-Osborne

Director of Risk Management

Holly Dean-Osborne

Director of Risk Management

Holly Osborne

A self-described “lifelong believer in the Saint Francis mission,” Holly came to the ministry more than 20 years ago, first as a youth service worker at the Ellsworth residential facility. Since then, she has served Saint Francis children and families as a reintegration social worker; Care Center placement coordinator, supervisor, and director; and Customer Care director. Actively involved in her community, Holly was named a “40 Under 40” award recipient by the Wichita Business Journal in 2017. As Director of Risk Management, Holly provides oversight for the ministry’s risk management activities, including the development of risk management policies, protocols, and training procedures for employees. She is responsible for leadership, innovation, and governance necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor Saint Francis’ operational and strategic risk.

Leadership History

Guided by the example of “Fr. Bob,” five presidents have served Saint Francis over the years, leading our growth and expansion of services.

Starting with the founder and first president of Saint Francis, The Rev. Robert Mize Jr., Episcopal priests have led our ministry, and we have maintained that tradition for over 70 years.

A Board of Directors – comprised of clergy, businesspersons, and community leaders – oversees the ministry of Saint Francis.

Father Bob Miser Photo

The Rt. Rev. Robert H. Mize, Jr.

Founder and President
1945 - 1960

The Rev. Dr. William E. Craig

1960-1980

The Rev. Canon N. Kenneth Yates

1981-1990

The Rev. Canon Philip j. Rapp

1990-2002

The Very Rev. Edward W. Fellhauer

2002-2014

The Very Rev. Robert N. Smith

2014-2020