Board of Directors


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

James Hobson
National Director
FCI Treasurer
Christ-Life Ministries

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

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


Beth Cross
Sigler Companies

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

David Lyons
The Iowa Institute

Jill Hamilton
Corporate Communications Manager
Delta Dental of Iowa

Judy Stark, MS, MBA
Healthcare Consultant
JDS Consulting

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

Lois Crilly
Retired Health Care Operations Executive

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

Richard L. Deming, MD
Medical Director
Mercy Cancer Center

Tess Young, JD
Young Consulting Inc.

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