Executive Team


Ron Kelly | President/CEO

Epworth Villa Ron Kelly

Ron Kelly, formerly of Frisco, Texas, joined Epworth Villa as its new president and CEO on October 25, 2017.

Mr. Kelly is the former executive director of Presbyterian Village North in Dallas, which serves over 500 senior residents. He was also with United Methodist-affiliated Wesley Manor in Frankfort, Indiana, for 17 years, serving as its president and CEO and previously as chief financial officer. While there, he led a $12 million expansion and renovation project.

Mr. Kelly believes that it is a privilege to serve older adults and to support the caregivers and service professionals who meet their needs.  He also hopes that the way he leads and serves others will bring glory to God.


Lauren Cantu | Chief Operations Officer

Epworth Villa Lauren Cantu

Lauren lived in multiple states growing up. She was born in Nebraska and returned at the age of 12. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Nebraska, and her graduate degree is from the University of Minnesota.

Prior to coming to Epworth Villa Lauren worked at a CCRC in Overland Park, Kansas. She did regional consulting for a provider of long-term care management services and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in multiple states. She recently obtained my Health Services Executive (HSE) credential.

When she worked for the VA Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska her supervisor suggested that she expand her education into senior services. She followed that advice and found her passion.

Working in a faith-based community allows her to share her faith with others.  It allows her to pray with residents, teammates and family members.