Our Leadership Team

The day-to-day operation of Sterling Presbyterian Manor is led by a dedicated leadership team that brings a wealth of experience and specialized expertise to their positions. As employees of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, our promise to you is to live our mission by:

  • Respecting that seniors, as citizens and individuals, retain their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
  • Extending our role in assisting residents with specific needs and desires.
  • Delivering compassionate service and attention to all levels of senior living.
  • Serving as a knowledgeable and trusted resource for all seniors.
  • Advocating for seniors and their lifestyles, health and wellness.

Karen Smith, Interim Executive Director

Karen joined the staff at Sterling Presbyterian Manor in 2015. She was named Interim Executive director in December 2018. Initially she was hired as a Quality Assurance Coordinator. Since then her responsibilities have expanded to include being the Eastwood neighborhood manager and the nursing center MDS coordinator. She is a graduateFriends University with a Masters in Healthcare Leadership and is completing the Administrator In Training license through the Kansas Adult Care Executives.


Cindy Moore, Administrative Services Director

Cindy transitioned from marketing director to administrative services director in 2018. She came to Presbyterian Manor in 2011 as administrative assistant and became marketing director in 2013. Before joining….


Cheryl Davis, Human Resources Director

Cheryl joined Sterling Presbyterian Manor in April 2011 as human resource director. A Sterling native, Cheryl is happy to be residing in her hometown and living within walking distance of her office. She has worked for several area law firms and was administrative assistant to the vice president of advancement at Sterling College. Away from work, Cheryl enjoys reading and scrapbooking.


Peggy Peterson, Dining Services Director

Peggy first joined Sterling Presbyterian Manor in 1992 as a cook and served in that capacity for five years before leaving. She rejoined our team as dining services director in 2003. As a certified dietary manager, Peggy brings 16 years of dietary management experience to her position here. Her education includes Barton Community College. Among her outside activities, she enjoys cooking, knitting and taking care of her seven grandchildren.


Kendal Connor, Pastor

Kendal joined Sterling Presbyterian Manor in 2008. He was named Pastor of the Sterling Assembly of God Church in 2001, and was licensed by the Assemblies of God in 2002. At present he is working toward ordination. In 2012 Kendal was certified as a police chaplain. He currently serves with the Sterling Police Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. His background includes 22 years of teaching experience.


Donna Grizzle, Activity Director

Donna joined Presbyterian Manor in 2013 as administrative services assistant and was named activity director in 2016. She has a passion for working with and advocating for seniors. Before joining our staff, Donna was the special events coordinator at Forsyth County Senior Services in Cumming, Ga, where coordinated many fundraisers and events. The largest was the 12th Annual Senior Exposition, which raised $16,000, just before she moved to Kansas. She has a master of science in conflict management and a bachelor of science in human services with a concentration in non-profit administration from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga. Donna moved to Kansas to live closer to her brother, a Baptist minister, and his family. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Lyons.


Dallas Harman, Environment Services Director

Dallas Harman came to Sterling Presbyterian Manor in 2016 after serving as Special Projects Technician in Environment Services at Salina Presbyterian Manor for 3 years. Before working for the Presbyterian Manors of Mid America, he was assistant director at Menards Home Improvement Center. He also has experience with lawn maintenance and building new storage unit buildings. Dallas is a sports fanatic and enjoys sharing his sports knowledge with the residents who live at the manor.

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