Meet the Baptist Retirement Community team!
Here at Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo, our goal is to provide a personal experience that inspires happiness in you. We strive to know each resident by name, so no matter where you go in our community, you’ll always be greeted with a friendly face. From our Executive Director to our certified nurses and culinary staff, all Baptist Retirement Community employees are dedicated to meeting your needs with top-notch care and hospitality, every day.
Aaron joined the Baptist Retirement community senior leadership team in 2007. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology and has extensive experience in rehabilitation center management. Before becoming the executive director at Baptist Retirement Community, Aaron served as home health and hospice administrator and director of independent living.
“I enjoy hearing the stories of these senior adults, helping make peoples’ days brighter, and ultimately helping cultivate an environment for people to engage in life at the fullest extent possible.”
Karla Durgin began her role as business office manager at Baptist Retirement Community in 2016 after working with Buckner Retirement Services for more than 25 years where she has served in several different roles. Karla began her career as a dietary aide at a community in Iowa.
“If someone had told me that I would still be working at the same place all these years later, I would have said ‘Nah – you’re crazy,’ but God had other plans for me. I stay because I enjoy helping residents in any way I can. I am honored to be a part of this community and I look forward to many more years.”
Gregory has been with Baptist Retirement community since 2016. He is a military veteran with experience in leadership, faculty development, and operations management.
“After serving 23 years in the military, I wanted to find a career that was meaningful and one I could be passionate about. I’ve found it here at Baptist Retirement community through a rewarding position with the opportunity to work closely with senior adults and be part of a community where I can continue serving a higher cause.”
Mary joined Baptist Retirement Community in 1996 as the Director of Human Resources where she brings many years of healthcare experience.
“I enjoy working at Baptist Retirement community because it feels like an extension of my family. I’m proud to work for a company that enhances the lives of others. I like knowing I make a difference.”
Erin joined Baptist Retirement Community in 2011 where she serves as the marketing and public relations representative for healthcare and senior living.
“Working with senior adults has blessed my life in so many ways. I love being able to help those who come to us wanting to make change in their lives and helping provide that relief. There’s not always an easy answer to aging, but finding solutions alongside my Baptist Retirement Community team has been a gift.”
Kevin has served with Baptist Retirement community’s senior living staff since 2004. Before joining the team, he worked as a local pastor for 15 years and a chaplain for 15 years.
“These senior adults are the salt of the earth—people with a wonderful faith in the Lord. Working with them is a true privilege.”
Crystal has been with Baptist Retirement Community senior living staff since 2018. She started in long-term care at age 15 and became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at 16. She has held multiple positions at long-term care communities, in areas such as medical records, admissions, reception, nursing and human resources.
“I work with senior adults because of the tangible difference we can make in their lives. My favorite part of my job is learning the stories of the people we serve.”
Stephanie joined Baptist Retirement Community in 2009 as the Director of Culinary Services bringing a wealth of knowledge from her long career in the hospitality industry.
“I love making people happy! Culinary and service are so important to a senior adult’s quality of life. This job brings me so much joy and satisfaction.”
Tanya has been part of the Baptist Retirement community senior living team since 2008. She holds more than 20 years of experience in the senior living industry including home health care, hospice care, long-term acute care and memory care assisted living. At Baptist Retirement Community, she has served as administrator of home health and hospice and director of assisted living.
“I had the privilege of growing up near my grandparents, which helped shape me into the person I am now. Every day I am inspired to offer the very best to the senior adults I serve, and to the team I work with. It gives me great satisfaction to enrich the lives of the senior adults at Baptist Retirement Community, as they enrich mine.”
Janis has served with Baptist Retirement Community since 1993. She began her time with Baptist Retirement community working in human resources and has since held multiple positions within both healthcare services and independent living.
“I enjoy helping senior adults and their families through what could be a difficult decision. It’s incredibly rewarding to see the smiles on their faces when the resident is settled into the new living environment and everyone knows it’s going to be okay.”
Michelle has served Baptist Retirement Community and its residents since 2016 when she began as a social worker intern while finishing her degree. Upon graduating, Michelle joined the team fulltime as a social worker at Sagecrest. Michelle now serves as the Senior Living Sales Director where she continues helping guide seniors through their retirement living options.
“Whether I’m in the healthcare field, or enriching lives in independent living, working with seniors has been and will always be a passion of mine.”
Stan began serving the residents of Baptist Retirement Community in 1994 where he has served as a charge nurse in long-term care, a home health and hospice nurse, a skilled nursing coordinator and now as the Director of Nursing.
“I got into the nursing field after spending time with my grandfather who was ill while I was in college. My favorite part of my job is getting to know the residents and building relationships with them and their families.”