Meet Our Team

The People of Park Place of Elmhurst

Looking for senior living in Chicago’s Western Suburbs? You’ve found it. And more. A move to Park Place of Elmhurst is more than a change of address. It’s a change of lifestyle – a change you’re going to love.

Meet Our Team

The People of Park Place of Elmhurst

Looking for senior living in Chicago’s Western Suburbs? You’ve found it. And more. A move to Park Place of Elmhurst is more than a change of address. It’s a change of lifestyle – a change you’re going to love.

Beth McGowan Welch
Executive Director

Beth brings over 20 years of organizational leadership and operations management experience to Providence Life Services and Park Place of Elmhurst. She has worked within a variety of areas, including senior housing, hospitality, government, health care, and nonprofit organizations. Her enthusiasm for being part of a collaborative, mission-focused team helps her thrive as a leader and inspiration to everyone.

Elijah Heyboer
Administrator, Health and Wellness Center

Elijah started his Park Place of Elmhurst career while he was a student at Timothy Christian Schools. He worked as a busboy in the dining room, and the job set him on his career path. After studying Human Resources at Trinity Christian College, Elijah accepted an internship at Providence Life Services. Today, as administrator of the Health and Wellness Center, he continues that commitment to excellence. “Providence goes above and beyond, and that’s what ensures consistent, quality care,” he says.

Lisa Stoik
Life Enrichment Director

Lisa has been with Park Place since we opened our doors in 2012. She brings a wide array of skills and talents developed over a distinguished career in event planning and development to Park Place of Elmhurst, and has helped to create a vibrant community that expands far beyond our walls. She develops, plans and implements more than 200 activities and events monthly for Park Place of Elmhurst’s independent living community, helping residents enrich their wellness, knowledge and enjoyment; discover new experiences; and meet new people.

Pearse Tormey 
Executive Chef

Chef Pearse joined our culinary team in 2015, elevating the community’s dining experience. After completing culinary school in England, Chef Pearse immigrated to the United States in 1979. He worked as a chef in Florida, then moved to upstate New York to attend The Culinary Institute of America. With a long, distinguished career, he has worked in the finest resorts and hotels in the country. Committed to cooking only with high-quality, fresh ingredients and developing menus that follow the seasons, he creates fresh, delicious and healthy dishes our residents love.

Scott Studebaker
Foundation Director

Scott has been a fixture at Providence Life Services for over 38 years. Scott’s family operated a family-owned nursing home, instilling in him a love for the type of work he found at Providence.

He is a member of Rotary Club of Elmhurst, chairman of the Lemont Planning and Zoning Commission, chairman of the LeadingAge Public Policy and PAC Committees, and is a board member of the following organizations: Turning Point Action, Worldview Ministries, Studebaker Family National Association, Shale Harbor CSO, and The Table Church. Scott and his wife, Mary, have two children. Scott would love to meet you. Feel free to schedule a time to learn more about the Park Place of Elmhurst Foundation.

Park Place of Elmhurst Board of Directors

Leading us in this mission is a group of skilled, strategic men and women who are nominated by churches throughout the community and whose personal faith informs their decision-making.

Board of Directors

Paul Kats – Chair
Munster Church

Roger Boerema – Vice Chair
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

Kevin Botma – Secretary/Treasurer
Faith Church – Munster

Howard Rynberk, Jr. – Assistant Secretary/Treasurer
Orland Park Christian Reformed Church

Jacob Groenewold
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

Ken Hoving
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

 

Bringing Our Mission
to Life

Park Place of Elmhurst is a community of Providence Life Services. As such, our mission is to enhance the lives of those we serve in the name of Jesus Christ. Together, we do all we can to bring that mission to life every day.

Community in Every Sense of the Word.

One of the most popular offerings is the intergenerational program we have with our neighbor Timothy Christian Schools.

Servers carrying healthy plates of food

Hear What Our Employees Have To Say!

Sure, we think that working at Park Place is a wonderful idea, but what does our staff think? They’re happy to tell you.

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