Bob HillardBob Hillard, Owner, Arlington Securities, Inc.

Bob Hillard is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant who completed his study for a Masters in Business Administration in 1977 from University of Missouri-St Louis. Bob has been a Financial Planner since 1982 and has served on the board of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church for many years and has served on the board of several charities over the last fifty years. Bob is currently Treasurer of Belize Mission Society as well as Treasurer of Cancer Companions. Bob has been married to Betty Ann (Freeberg) Hillard since 1966. Bob (prostate cancer survivor) and Betty ( a breast cancer survivor) are members of St. John Lutheran Church in Ellisville, MO.

KarlKamrud-2014Karl Kamrud, Department Leader, Edward Jones

Karl grew up in Northern MN and received his bachelors degree from Concordia College, Moorhead MN. He completed his Masters in Business Administration in 1993 from Syracuse University and has worked in the Information Technology space since 1987, most currently with Edward Jones. Karl is active with his kids, volunteering as a basketball coach and confirmation mentor. Karl has been married to Peggy since 1990 and has 3 children. Karl and Peggy are members of St. John Lutheran Church in Ellisville, MO.

Tripp_Kelly(cropped)Kelly Tripp, Director of Payment Services, Express-Scripts

John Kelly Tripp is Karen’s husband of 30 years and is honored to support and participate in Karen’s vision for Cancer-Companions.  Kelly has earned a BS in Finance from Florida State University (where he met Karen) and an MBA with emphasis in computer systems.  He is currently employed as a finance and technology expert with Express-Scripts, the nation’s largest prescription drug services provider, based in St. Louis, MO.  Organized and process focused, Kelly is making sure that the activities and finances of Cancer Companions are developed and managed for the long term health of the ministry.  He and Karen are members of St. John Lutheran Church in Ellisville, MO.


Bob Andersen 4Bob Andersen, Owner, Commercial Coils, Inc.

Bob grew up in the Boston area and has a B.S. in Marketing from Curry College in Milton, MA. In his corporate career he had Marketing Management positions with Gillette Inc.,  Dunkin Donuts International, McDonalds, General Mills Corporation, and United Van Lines. Since 1992, he has been the owner of Commercial Coils, Inc., a wholesale supplier of HVAC coils and laundry and dry-cleaning coils.  Bob has served on several Boards within Kiwanis Camp Wyman in Eureka, Missouri and has headed the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and the Chesterfield Kiwanis organizations. In addition Bob is the Co-leader with DePaul Cancer Companions. He has been married to Judy Andersen since 1998. Bob (a throat cancer survivor) and Judy (a breast cancer survivor) are members of St. John Lutheran Church in Ellisville, MO.

Keith Whittemore Bio Picture (2)2Keith Whittemore

Keith is one of seven children from a military family that was stationed all over the US and Europe during his youth.  After his father’s retirement from in 1972, Keith’s family settled back in his hometown of St. Louis.  Keith is a US Navy Veteran having served as a “Huey” Helicopter Aircrewman in the early and mid-70s.  He attended St. Louis University and earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering.  Keith went on to various management and executive sales level positions in the robotics industry selling automated and robotic welding systems to the aerospace, automotive, ship building and other high tech industries.  Keith is a prostate cancer survivor and has devoted his retirement to helping others through the cancer journey.  He is a member of the American Cancer Society Leadership Council for the St. Louis market.  He is also involved in a variety of other non-profit organizations helping children, families and military veterans.  He and his wife Linda were married in 1987 and have recently enjoyed the blessing of becoming grandparents.  They are members of Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield and will be starting a Cancer Companions group in the fall of 2016.

Heath Profile PictureHeath Luehmann

Heath grew up on a dairy farm in Southeastern Minnesota. After graduating from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, he began teaching middle school at St. John Lutheran School in Ellisville, Missouri where he has been an educator since that time. Technology has long been an interest and skill he has used and taught to others. In 2012 Heath graduated with a masters in theology from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Cristen has been his wife since 2005, and they have a son named Trace