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Providence Ministry Advancement Leadership

We are blessed to have leadership who are dedicated to advancing the ministry of Providence Life Services. We invite you to contact Bill or Scott if you are thinking of supporting our ministry. Our team is always available to help you with questions regarding giving or events.

Bill Buikema Vice President of advancement

Vice President, Ministry Advancement

Bill Buikema

Bill Buikema has been a part of the Providence family since 2002, first as Vice President of Technology Consulting at ProviNET Solutions, and now as Vice President for Ministry Advancement. Bill has a passion for the care for older adults, and he enjoys working for a professional team with Christian values. Many of his favorite memories include Providence milestones, especially the celebration of 100 years of ministry. Bill and his wife have 7 grandchildren, and he enjoys sports, Cubs baseball, and church activities.

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Scott Studebaker Vice President, Ministry Advancement

Vice President, Ministry Advancement

Scott Studebaker

Scott Studebaker has been a fixture at Providence Life Services for over 35 years. Scott's family operated a family-owned nursing home, instilling in him a love for the type of work he found at Providence. After years working as a healthcare professional, he gravitated to our growing organization. Scott's commitment to Providence gave him a front-row seat to many Providence milestones, but his favorite memory is the opening of Saratoga Grove, where he was then manager. He loves his current job working in Advancement and Development, where he gets to meet many people who support our mission. Scott and his wife Mary have 2 children, two cats, and a dog named Petunia. He enjoys spending time serving at church or with Young Life, as well as vacationing in Gills Rock, Wisconsin.

Scott is still a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. He is also a member of Rotary Club of Elmhurst, Chairman of the Village of Lemont Planning and Zoning Commission, Former Member of LeadingAge Public Policy Congress, Turning Point Action Board of Directors, Chair of LeadingAge Spirit PAC, Board Member of Worldview Ministries, Board Member of Studebaker National Family Association, Board Member of Shale Harbor CSO, and Board Member of The Table.

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