Our Leadership


Executive Director

Our Executive Director, Dr. John Schneider, has been a part of NHM since he was commissioned as a chaplain by the Board in 1997. In addition to his duties as Executive Director, John serves as a chaplain in four care facilities in the greater Portland area.

John comes from a pastoral and educational background, having pastored churches in Montana, North Dakota and Oregon, as well as having taught in a Christian high school for ten years. John has been married to his beautiful wife, Sandy, for nearly 50 years and they have three grown children and seven exceptional grandchildren.


Associate Director


Office Administrator

Our most senior chaplain and current Office Administrator, Jean Whipple, was commissioned by our Board of Directors at their November 1978 meeting.

Jean had recently graduated from Multnomah School of the Bible’s Grad Course and was for years our youngest chaplain as well as part of our staff. She had been hired to serve as secretary to our founders, but requested that each week she would have time to minister to residents at some local care centers. Jean has ministered to the residents of Care Center East for thirty-four years - that’s longer then any of the facilities' employees. She also ministered in Baptist Manor until they closed and now visits residents at Park Forest every week.

Jean is this ministry’s only full time employee and has truly been God’s gift to Nursing Home Ministries, Inc.