Topeka Presbyterian Manor



At Topeka Presbyterian Manor, 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.

Christie Patrick

Executive Director
Christie re-joined Topeka Presbyterian Manor in October 2021 after serving as executive director at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor since July 2015. No stranger to Presbyterian Manor, Christie served in a variety of roles at the Topeka campus from 1998 to 2015, most recently as Health Services Administrator. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration from Baker University. She completed her Administrator in Training with Kansas Adult Care Executives and is a licensed Adult Care Home Administrator in Kansas. Christie’s previous positions at Presbyterian Manor include certified nurse assistant, certified medication aide, medical records assistant and business administrator. She was a fellow in the 2014 LeadingAge Kansas Center for Leadership program and a member of Kansas Adult Care Homes Executives.

Danica Loftin

Sales & Marketing Director, Assisted Living and Health Care Center
Danica joined Presbyterian Manor in November 2016, and was named the sales and marketing director for health care in July 2018. She previously worked in a variety of roles in the medical field including medical billing, patient care coordination, and customer service management. She has an associate’s degree in business administration from Johnson County Community College and recently completed the process to become a licensed adult care home operator.

Trisha Bahr

Director of Rehab
Trisha joined Presbyterian Manor in October 2014 as director of rehab services. She has previously worked as rehab director in other Topeka area senior living communities and as a physical therapy assistant. She has a bachelor of arts degree from Washburn University with a degree in exercise science and an associate's of science with an emphasis in physical therapy assistant. She is a certified physical therapy assistant and is certified in interactive metronome therapy. She is an active volunteer with the Auburn Elementary PTO.

Jodi Broxterman

Jodi joined Presbyterian Manor in May 2019 after 23 years working in the long-term care field. She was a CNA in high school before becoming a CMA. SHe earned LPN status at the age of 24, but did not pursue her RN until more recently. After she earned her degree, she advanced from charge nurse to assistant director of nursing to director of nursing. Jodi is married and has three children.

Jolene Zirkle

Human Resources Director
Jolene joined Topeka Presbyterian Manor in July 2021 with several years of experience as a Human Resources Director. She has also worked as a substance abuse counselor and child case manager. Jolene has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Arts in Human Resources, and a Master of Arts in Information Management.

Ashley Zeckser

Social Services Director
Ashley joined Topeka Presbyterian Manor in 2000. She received a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas. Before joining Topeka Presbyterian Manor, Ashley was a student intern at Plaza West Regional Health Center. She is a licensed baccalaureate social worker in the state of Kansas. She is also certified to complete client assessment referral evaluations level 1 for the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging and is approved to provide field instruction for the Washburn University Social Work program. Other affiliations include membership in the National Association of Social Workers and the Kansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She is also active in her church.

Alyssa Colter

Alyssa joined Topeka Presbyterian Manor back in 2012. It was first job out of high school. She started as a CNA, in central supply and assisted in medical records. She's excited to tackle her new position, finding activities that enrich our residents' lives. Alyssa also volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Sterling Emerson

Environmental Services Director
Sterling joined Topeka Presbyterian Manor in October 2006, after working at the Newton campus. Prior to working at Presbyterian Manor, he owned an appliance center in Newton. He has a business administration degree, and he attended both Hutchinson Community College and the University of Kansas. Sterling is building operation certified, FEMA ICS certified, and has his EPA 608 certification. He has been active in Kiwanis, his local church and advocating for children against child abuse. He is a licensed hot air balloon pilot and enjoys spending time flying his hot air balloon, dancing with his wife, riding his motorcycle and enjoying time with his grandchildren.

Kelley Hamersky

Business Office Manager
Kelley joined Topeka Presbyterian Manor in July 2020 after working at a local veterinary hospital for 24 years. She has a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, even though she spent most of her college years at Kansas State. Kelly loves animals, especially horses. She rides as often as possible and her office is cover with horse photos. She's even decorated several of the halls at the Manor with canvas pictures of her farm. Between working at a vet hospital and the Manor, Kelley says she fulfilled her love for both animals and seniors.

Robert (Bob) Giffin

Bob joined Topeka Presbyterian Manor in March 2022, with more than 20 years of pastoral experience in different Kansas churches. Before his pastoral leadership work, Bob was in law enforcement, retiring from the Kansas Highway Patrol as a Major in 2001. He's also a U.S. Navy veteran, having served for four years after high school. Bob volunteers at different organizations and enjoys spending time with family. He also likes studying U.S. military history, cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals and taking evening walks with his wife. His favorite book in the Bible is Philippians.