At Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, service starts at the top. Our mission is to provide quality services guided by Christian values, and each of us promises to live out this mission every day.

Ginger Nance

Executive Director
Ginger came to Presbyterian Village as executive director in April 2003. Previously, she was a counselor with Fort Scott Community College working with a college retention program for first-generation students. She had spent the previous 10 years as the administrator for two other retirement communities. She also worked approximately six years as a case manager for Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging assisting seniors with services in their own homes. Nance has a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on human development and motivation from Pittsburg State University. She is a licensed adult care home administrator. Active in professional and community organizations, she is a member of Family & Consumer Educators, Sheldon Baptist Church and Pioneer Kiwanis. Nance is past-president of the local United Way and a volunteer in Youth 4-H.

Ellen Fairchild

Director of Nursing & Assisted Living
Ellen rejoined the Presbyterian Village staff in September 2017 as director of nursing for assisted living. She previously worked at Presbyterian Village while attending nursing school at Fort Scott Community College, where she received her nursing degree. A native of Fort Scott, she has worked as a wound care nurse and then a medical/surgical and pediatric nurse at Via Christi Hospital and a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. Ellen was drawn to nursing because of her oldest child’s health problems. She and her husband have three children.

Megan Brillhart

Marketing & Admissions Coordinator
Megan joined Presbyterian Village in October 2020. She previously worked as a program technician for the USDA’s Farm Service Agency for Bourbon County, and prior to that, she worked in property management and college admissions. She has a bachelor of science degree in psychology with an emphasis in legal from Pittsburg State University. She was named the 2010 recipient of Kansas City’s Leasing Professional of the Year for 150-200 unit properties. Megan is active in the Fort Scott Community Christian Church and her children’s 4-H club.

Joy Ngatia

Dining Services Supervisor
Joy has been our dining services supervisor since October 2010. She came to Fort Scott from Kenya, Africa. Her husband entered his family in the annual lottery which awards citizens of other countries a “pass” to come to the United States to live. Her name was drawn, allowing the family to move. Joy’s work experience in Kenya includes two years as a shipping clerk for the Kenya Port Authority and as a supermarket supervisor. In Kenya, Joy chaired the youth and women’s groups at her church. She was a founder of the Humanitarian Movement and a member of Christian Truth International.

Angela Carpenter

Life Enrichment Director
Angela Carpenter has assumed to role of life enrichment director at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village in addition to her responsibilities as human resource assistant. She has been at Presbyterian Village since September 2018 working as the human resource assistant and added the life enrichment responsibilities in June 2021. Prior to joining our team, she worked as a human resource assistant for 17 years at Firstsource. She has been active in the Bourbon County Relay For Life, serving in several leadership roles

Freida Hierholzer

Human Resource Supervisor & Accounting Assistant
Freida has worked at Presbyterian Village since 2004, serving in many capacities including certified medication aide, transportation aide and quality assurance coordinator. Her previous work experience includes working as a claims processor for a local insurance company. She also served a short time in the U.S. Air Force. Freida attended Ottawa University and is certified as an activity director, certified nursing assistant, certified medication aide and home health aide. Away from work she is an avid fan of football and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of the United Methodist Church of Redfield, Kansas.

Fred Hixon

Environmental Services Director
Fred came to Fort Scott Presbyterian Village in 2002. He was a cattle rancher and had worked at Digital Lighthouse as their supervisor of quality and control for the financial department. He is a member of the Grace Baptist Church and active in the Fort Scott community.