It’s been just seven short months since Bethany Tackett joined the Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor staff as the new director of administration services, but according to her, she already feels right at home in the community.
Chances are you have already met—or at least seen—Bethany around the campus, but we thought we would sit down and ask her a few questions so that we could all get to know her a little better.
What brought you to the Presbyterian Manor?
I really believe it was God who led me to this position and blessed me with this job. Since I was a little girl, I have always loved interacting with the elderly. My mom told me when I was young, I would never sit in church with my age group of kids, I would sit with the elderly and that I always gravitated to them because I cared about them and loved to serve. God knows the desires of my heart and has put me here to serve others in a new way.
What do you like most about your job?
Oh, my gosh, everything really. I love this atmosphere, and I sound corny, but I’ve been through some rough experiences in workplaces before and this one is my safe haven. I am truly grateful for this place. Even on the somewhat stressful days, it has been enjoyable because of the staff I get to be around on a daily basis.
What do you enjoy about working at the Presbyterian Manor?
The staff and residents are my favorite part of working here, hands down. The residents really treat you like family, they love talking and they are just enjoyable to be around. It’s also amazing how the staff all get along and that when they see a coworker having problems with something or just having a bad day, they don’t blink an eye to go help, listen or just ask you if you are okay and they really mean it. They are truly genuine. They really know the definition of teamwork, and that’s something I have never had before in a workplace.
How do you like to spend your free time?
Reading my Bible, playing with my dogs, running with my husband and singing in our praise band at church.
Tell us about your family.
I have a husband of three years, Ryan and we have four fur babies—all Labrador Retrievers—Nash who is 11, Maverick who is 3, Hudson who is 2 and Diesel who just turned 1.