Ginger Kurtz

Executive Director

Email: ginger@tihc.org    

     Ginger was named Executive Director in January of 2019. She has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelors in Family Life and Community Service.  Ginger has worked in the social service field since 1999. Her passion has always driven her towards serving those around her to improve their quality of life. Ginger is new to Lawrence, so please help us welcome her to our community!



Caitlin Schmidt, LMSW

Service Coordinator

Email: caitlin@tihc.org

Caitlin joined Trinity In-Home Care as Service Coordinator in July of 2014. Caitlin holds a Masters in Clinical Social Work and a Bachelors of Social Welfare from the University of Kansas. She has been active in the social work field for over 11 years and licensed at the Master's level since 2013. Caitlin previous experience is in the geriatric or mental health care settings. Before joining TIHC, she worked at Meals on Wheels, Brandon Woods, and the Topeka VA Inpatient Geropsychiatry unit (for older adults with mental illness or severe dementia). At the VA she also co-facilitated a caregiver support group with those caring for stroke survivors. She is passionate about helping clients maintain their independence and do so with the best quality of life possible! 

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Karen Anderson Troutman

Finance Manager

Email: karen@tihc.org

Karen joined Trinity In-Home Care as Finance Manager in June of 2015.  Karen comes with many years of experience working for non-profits, particularly on the business side.  Karen was Business Manager at the Lawrence Arts Center for many years.  After leaving LAC, she become Business and Human Resources Coordinator at Independence, Inc.  Recently she worked as bookkeeper at a "for profit" company and as secretary/bookkeeper at St. Paul UCC in Eudora. Karen holds a Bachelor's degree.  While employed at Independence, Inc., she successfully completed the requirements and testing for SPHR certification.  Karen believes her experience in the private sector has helped provide her with a well-rounded perspective in business management.

Karen enjoys cooking--particularly desserts, traveling, music, and watching movies. She and her husband, John, also enjoy visiting their four adult children and two young grandsons.


John Pryor

Client Service Administrator

Email: john@tihc.org

John joined Trinity In-Home Care in 2015.  He brings vast experience with both non-profit agencies and business to the team.  Additionally, John was a caregiver for his mother, giving him the personal experience which our clients and DSPs will appreciate.  John enjoys reading, music and handyman projects. 

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Barbara Kessler

Volunteer Receptionist

Barbara began her volunteer experience with Trinity In-Home Care in July of 2018.  Barbara is the friendly face and voice that greets all our callers and guests.  We are so grateful to her for all her hard work and for helping everyone feel so welcome at TIHC!

Barbara is originally from Minnesota where she earned degrees in Clinical and Education Psychology (B.A., M.A. & Ed.S.). She was employed for over 20 years as a school psychologist at the Special Education Cooperative of Baldwin City before retiring in 2017.