Meet our Staff, Medical Director, and Board of Directors

Debbie Geist - Executive Director

Debbie joined Life Network in 2003 and became the Executive Director in June of 2010. She has been married to her wonderful husband for over 41 years and together they have two sons and four beautiful granddaughters. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia, Illinois where she actively volunteers in many areas.

Michelle Schweiger R.N. – Director of Client/Medical Services

Michelle has been with Life Network since 2005. Presently she serves as Nurse Manager and Director of Client Services. She brings over fifteen years of nursing experience to the ministry. She is married, has two children and is a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, Illinois.

Allison Kirkpatrick - Office Manager 

Allison started working with Life Network as a volunteer in 2007, and then joined the staff in October of 2011 as the Office Manager. She also oversees the Red Bud Satellite center. She has been married to Ted for 23 years and together, they have four beautiful children. They live in Waterloo, and are members of First Baptist Church of Waterloo.


Georgia Hutchinson - Office Assistant

Georgia joined the staff at Life Network in October, 2015. She and her wonderful husband, Kevin, have one son. They live in Columbia and are members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Medical Director

Joe Cangas, MD

Board of Directors

Pastor Matt Heck, Chairman
Nancy Cassens, Vice Chairperson
Kevin Koenigstein, Treasurer
Conrad Kloos, Maintenance
Alan Lasley, Secretary
Jim Ash
Paul Gilliam
Maria Renner
Jennifer Roscow

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Office Hours

Waterloo Hours:
Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am - 2:00pm

Red Bud Hours:
By Appointment Only