Schrag leaves Bethesda for Bethel College

Eric Schrag has been appointed vice president for institutional advancement for Bethel College, starting July 1.

Schrag comes to Bethel from Bethesda Home in Goessel, where he has worked since 2006. He has been the organization’s administrator and CEO since 2012.

Schrag is no stranger to Bethel College nor to its office of advancement. He is a 1998 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communication arts and was associate director of development at Bethel from 2003-06.

From 2006-09, Schrag was director of marketing and development at Bethesda Home, during which time he oversaw a $2.8 million capital campaign to remodel the entire facility.

In 2009, Schrag added the title and responsibilities of assistant administrator. In 2011, he became Bethesda Home’s administrator and in 2012 the CEO.

Bethesda is a continuing care retirement community with 45 skilled-nursing beds, 10 assisted-living beds and 26 independent-living units.

Under Schrag’s leadership, it has maintained a steady presence in the 90th percentile in Kansas for both nursing care and independent living.