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March 5, 2012

WHO WE ARE PROFILE: Randy Christophel

Randy Christophel was recently named president and chief executive officer of Indiana University Health Goshen. He takes over for the retiring Jim Dague. Before his recent promotion, Christophel, 49, served as chief financial officer, the chief operating officer for the hospital and related health-care businesses.

He has worked in Goshen for the past 17 years.

Explain a little about yourself

I have been married for 27 years to my wife, Lori. We have three children — Jared (20 years old, sophomore at Hesston College in Hesston, Kan.), Derek (19 years old, senior at Bethany Christian High School) and Taylor (18 years old, senior at Bethany Christian High School). Our family enjoys camping, traveling and attending various sporting events that the children are participating in.



Where did you grow up?

Lori and I grew up in Elkhart.

What schools did you attend?

Lori attended Elkhart Memorial High School and I attended Concord High School.

What is your fondest memory of this community?

Our family enjoys the First Friday events and attending high school sporting and other events.

Describe the essence of this community in your eyes

The people of this community are the best kept secret and our biggest asset. The friendly, hard-working, skilled and always-willing-to-help attitudes make this a wonderful place to raise a family.

What about this community would you like to see changed or improved?

We need our economy to continue to improve and to thrive so that everyone has appropriate opportunities for employment.

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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