Meet your staff: Shannon Bard, Alona Gubata, Jenna Kalsek, Trisha Price, Cheyanne Rufener, and Tamara Takacs

*Editor’s note: This information was published in the May 2021 issue of Heartfelt Magazine, CHM’s monthly magazine that provides CHM membership-related tips and tricks, medical advice from doctors, testimonies from CHM members, and more. Please refer to the CHM Guidelines and applicable web pages for the most up-to-date information regarding CHM membership, sharing eligibility, and ministry news.*


Shannon Bard

Executive Assistant to CEO

How do you best find time for exercise throughout your week? I love to exercise, and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve redefined exercise for myself. I realized exercise is the little everyday choices you make to stay fit: Park your car farther away, plant something, dance, walk the dog, etc. Over time, all these little things add up.



Alona Gubata

Member Services

What do you love most about working at CHM? The friendliness, kindness, and compassion of everyone. I’ve become friends with some great people here. Their heart for serving the members shows daily through phone calls and other jobs they do to get medical bills shared. I feel so blessed to be able to work at CHM!




Jenna Kalsek

Member Bill Processing

What’s one quality about your mom you admire? Her strong faith and trust in God in every circumstance.





Trisha Price

Member Services

What would you tell members about CHM? CHM has a staff that seeks to serve God every day by serving our members and showing them God’s love. We meet together every morning to pray for our members, the ministry and one another.




Cheyanne Rufener

IT Help Desk

If you could describe your Christian testimony in one word, what would it be and why? Patience. So much of my testimony has revolved around having patience and trusting that God has perfect timing for everything—even though His timing often times did not fit with my plans in the moment.




Tamara Takacs

Member Advocate

What’s your favorite herb to cook with? My favorite herb to cook with would probably be garlic.





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