Directors

 Dr.Courtney Slonkosky M.D.

Gynecologist

Dr. Slonkosky completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame.  She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her residency at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Slonkosky completed a medical and surgical fellowship in NaPro Technology at the Saint Paul VI Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.  She joined Wilson Health Medical Group (Sidney, OH)  in 2010, serving there as a board certified ObGyn for 9 years. In addition to fertility and endocrinology she has special interests in integrative medicine and bioethics.  She is currently taking a hiatus from clinical practice to homeschool and care for her 5 young children.

Aaron Edwards

Funeral Director

Aaron Edwards obtained his bachelors degree in 2001 from the University of Toledo College of Business and his mortuary science degree in 2003 from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (CCMS). After  that Aaron served his apprenticeship at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine, Ohio and became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 2004. Aaron joined the Cromes staff in June of 2006.  Aaron is an active member of Grace Baptist Church in Sidney, a board member of Sidney Christian Academy Schools, committee member of Shelby County Ducks Unlimited, member of the Shelby County Gideons, Sidney Kiwanis Club, and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. 

Father Stephen Mondiek

Priest

Father Stephen J. Mondiek of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has been a priest for over 15 years. Prior to that he worked as an engineer for over 20 years before joining the priesthood. As a late vocation to the priesthood, the transition was slow and difficult. He struggled with theology and philosophy. Our Lord Jesus encouraged him to persevere. Finally, through the Schoenstatt Movement in the Covenant of Love, our Lady helped him to joyfully accept his call to the priesthood. A few year ago, Fr. Mondiek was introduced to a saint following an encounter. Thereafter, Father asked the saint to heal him of a physical ailment. To his amazement, he received healing. Subsequently, he developed a close relationship with this saint and has given several talks about the powerful intercessory role that our Lord bestowed on this saint. The chapel at Morgan’s Place is named after this beloved Saint named Philomena who is the Patron saint of babies. 

Missy Bennett

Religious Education Coordinator

Missy Bennett is the Coordinator of Religious Education at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Bennett previously served as the executive director of Lehman Catholic High School, where she actively engaged in raising funds for the annual fund, STEM+MM wing project, alumni participation, foundation and scholarship funds. Her leadership skills brought the community together for the “Under the Lights” homecoming weekend and top tier speakers for the annual foundation gala. She has more than two decades of experience in grant writing and management. Bennett’s experience as a 21st century community grant coordinator and STEM specialist gained her state recognition and speaking opportunities

at national conferences across the country. 

Mollie Verdier

Founder and President

Mollie and Nathan Verdier founded Morgan's Place Cemetery after the loss of their 2 babies Morgan and Marion. Through the support of their community, the Verdier's will be able to minister to bereaved families and provide free burials for their babies. The Verdier's have 8 living children and 2 in heaven. 

Josh Buehler

Peoples Federal Saving and Loan Association

 Josh graduated from DeVry University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Business Information Systems. He is the Vice President of Lending and Collections at People’s Federal Savings & Loan Association. He has been employed there since 2003. He is the secretary of the Sidney Rotary Club and is on German Farmers Board of Directors. He and his wife Stephanie and four children live in Botkins, Ohio. They are active members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Botkins. 

Larry Elsner

CPA Monnier and Co.

Larry is a Shareholder and Director of Monnier & Co. and oversees the firm’s accounting and auditing practice. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in business administration with a major in accounting. Larry is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, University of Cincinnati Alumni Association, University of Cincinnati Athletic Teams Scholarship Club and the Rotary Club. In addition to Morgan’s Place, he currently serves as treasurer of the Lehman Foundation and was a past treasurer of the Lehman Catholic High School Athletic Boosters and past treasurer and co-chairman the Mayfest Soccer Tournament Committee of Shelby County Youth Soccer. In the past, he was a member of the board of directors of the Sidney/Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, where he served on the Executive Committee as treasurer and was a past chairman. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the West Ohio Development Council, and as treasurer of the Wilson Memorial Hospital board of trustees where he served on the finance, medical staff and Wilson Care, Inc. committees. He served on the Ohio CPA Journal Task Force and the Publications Committee for the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Five-year Plan Committee for the Upper Valley JVS. Larry has also served as a United Way volunteer.

Julia K.Frantz

Registered Nurse, MS

Julia has a variety of healthcare experiences in her nursing career expanding several decades. Her experiences in obstetrics, community health nursing, nursing education, home health and hospice care particularly enhance her interest in Morgan’s Place. In addition, she has been a longtime active community member including; Shelby County Libraries Board of Trustees (two terms), United Way volunteer allocation team member, Holy Angels Church and School as well as various involvement at Lehman Catholic High School. She has served as a volunteer nurse sonographer for Elizabeth New Life Center-Sidney for the past 12 years. Julia is a lifelong resident of Shelby County. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 children, grand-daughter and large extended family.

Will Harrelson

Attorney at  Harrelson and Harrelson

Bio coming soon