Board of Directors


James Blessman, MD
FCI Founder & Board Member Emeritus
Blessman Ministries

Stephen Eckstat, DO
Emergency Room Physician & Health Care Consultant
FCI Board President & Medical Director

James Hobson
National Director
FCI Treasurer
Christ-Life Ministries

Jeff Dumermuth
FCI Vice President
West Des Moines Emergency Medical & Communication Services

Kenneth Butters, JD
Attorney at Law
FCI Secretary
Brick, Gentry, Bowers, Swartz, Stoltze & Levis, PC


Pamela A. Duffy, PT, PhD, OCS, RP
Assistant Professor, MPH Program
Des Moines University

David Lyons
The Iowa Institute

Thomas Mulrooney, FACHE
Vice President of Surgical and Cardiovascular Services
Unity Point Health - Des Moines

Larry Severidt, MD
Director of Medical Education & Family Medicine Residency Program
Broadlawns Medical Center

Jill Hamilton
Corporate Communications Manager
Delta Dental of Iowa

Beth Cross
Sigler Companies

Tim Gutshall, MD
Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Bob Russell, DDS, MPH
Chief, Oral & Health Delivery Systems
Iowa Department of Public Health

Richard L. Deming, MD
Medical Director
Mercy Cancer Center

Tess Young, JD
Young Consulting Inc.