Kristi Weber, Vice President - Programs
Kristi M. Weber has a sincere passion for helping children and families. Weber was born in Colby Kansas, moving to York and beginning Kindergarten at York Public Schools. After high school, she achieved her Nursing Diploma from Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital College of Nursing in Omaha, Nebraska. She also achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in August of 2003 from Creighton University in Omaha. Weber earned a Masters in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Clarkson College.
Weber’s professional experience began as the Assistant Head Nurse at Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. She then served as a Registered Nurse in Lincoln, Illinois with Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital where she was contracted to Lincoln Regional Center, a medium security prison. Weber came to York, Nebraska in 1986 when she became the Health Care Supervisor and eventually the Vice President - Programs at Epworth. During her time at Epworth Village, Inc. she also served as a Nurse Consultant at Martin Luther Homes of Nebraska, also in York, from January 1997 through June of 2000. Currently she is a member of the Pharmacy Behavioral Health Committee.
Weber’s commitment to children runs deep. She can relate on a personal level with many of the families that are served by the agency. “I have been in the position that many of these parents are because my oldest is mentally challenged and emotionally disturbed. I’ve experienced the slamming doors, the ‘no’s’, the denials and the bureaucracy.”
Weber said she is a “creative thinker” who knows how the system works, “I enjoy the challenge of finding ways to serve children and families effectively despite the obstacles.”
When she is not serving families and children at Epworth Village, Inc. Kristi and her husband Tom enjoy spending time with their two children, Amanda and Christa. The couple is also a guardian for a developmentally challenged young woman in the community.
In addition, Weber is an active member of the United Lutheran Church in Hampton where she has served as Sunday School Superintendent for several years. She is also the Records Director for the York-Hamilton County Thrivent Financial for Lutheran board of directors. The family’s main hobby is camping in the summertime.
Weber said Epworth Village, Inc. is already a state leader in terms of their services.
“I hope we can become a national leader in behavioral health services for children.”