Rosalee Welling. Rosalee has lived in Warrensburg for most of her life. She is a speech/language pathologist who retired after serving as director of the early childhood program within the Communication Disorders program at UCM. She also was the Clinic Coordinator for UCM’s Speech and Hearing Clinic. She enjoys gardening, travel, and spending time with her family. Rosalee has volunteered with Bittersweet Place since 2007, initially working as a facilitator for the adult support group before becoming director of the program. As director, Rosalee is our spokes person for BSP, reaches out to families who are grieving and graciously fills in as a facilitator as the need arises. We are very privileged to have Rosalee serving as the BSP director. Her compassion and leadership are unparalleled.
LuRae Shreves. LuRae is pleased to have been a volunteer facilitator and social media administrator with Bittersweet Place since 2013. LuRae often comments that she believes her work with the Bittersweet children and teens has helped her understand grief, as much as she has helped the participants. Although LuRae is retired now, she worked many years as a computer technology educator and analyst. She and Phil (her husband for 40 years) have lived in Warrensburg since 1992, although LuRae attended both high school and college on the University of Central Missouri campus prior to their marriage. LuRae enjoys a variety of volunteer activities, especially ones where she can learn something new or create something useful for others.
Cynthia (Cyndi) Urbanski. Cyndi has been a volunteer facilitator for Bittersweet Place since the January 2016. She is a Warrensburg resident and a retired elementary teacher. She is an active member of Johnson County Retired Teachers, Master Gardeners, ABC Club and First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg, where she currently teaches a primary Sunday School class. We are delighted to have Cyndi as a volunteer. Her experience and empathy are greatly appreciated. If you know Cyndi, please tell her “thanks” for providing support to grieving children and teens in our community!