Although I wasn’t born here, I call Montana home since I went to school, high school, and college here. After some years of travel and soul searching, I got a degree in nursing from MSU. It was the right decision. I’ve had a very satisfying career in Sanders County as a home health and hospice nurse.
Kathy was born and raised in Paradise, MT, before moving to Syracuse, NY, for college. After graduation, she taught at Western State College, Gunnison, CO. She returned to the Midwest for graduate school, then taught at the University of Iowa. She found her dream job at The University of Montana,where she taught for over 20 years. Now retirement is full time, but CNSC is still a passion.
Steve grew up in Dublin CA; he enlisted in the US Navy serving as a reactor operator and electronics tech. After his service, he worked in the Operations and Training departments at a nuclear generating plant near Red Wing, MN, and earned a BS in Physics from Winona State University. He moved to Montana in 2016 when his wife, Carol, accepted a call as Pastor for First Lutheran Church in Plains and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Thompson Falls.
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This website dedicated to Joyce Longpre, our Founder, who lost her courageous
battle with cancer on
March 30, 2008
Meet Our Board of Directors
John Clark, President
Carol Brooker, Vice President
Sherry McCartney, Board Member
Laura Lanfear, Vice Treasurer
Steve Seilhymer, Board Member
Kathleen Miller, Secty/Treas.
Sherry was born in Bremerton, WA, but raised Plains, MT, graduating from PHS in 1967. In addition to her work with CNSC, she is currently serving as Secretary for Sanders County Collaborative.
John was born in McGregor Iowa, but was raised in Minnesota. He is a retired US Navy Veteran.
"I moved from Portland, OR, to Plains in 2014 and I love it here!"
CNSC is a grassroots nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization established in 2001
to provide support to residents of Sanders County, MT, who are undergoing treatment for cancer.
Our Mission Statement
Cheyenne was born in Washington state, but moved to Montana with her family at the age of 4. She graduated from Plains High School and has volunteered as a helper for both the Cancer Network and Relay for Life.
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Join us for the following events
(Details on the
Upcoming Events page)
• Yard Sale-ing: POSTPONED!
• Fall Extravaganza
~ Oct. 2020, VFW, Plains, MT
• Lantern Launch
~ Nov. 2020 at the Sanders County Fairgrounds, Plains, MT
• Music For Mom
~ May 2021
• Skunk Alley Run/Walk:
~ June 2021
Carol has a long history of serving the community of Sanders County, serving on the Plains School Board, taking part in activities at First Lutheran Church in Plains, and participating over the years in Sanders County Relay For Life.
Please Take Care of Yourselves:
In response to the threat posed by the Corona Virus (Covid-19), Governor Bullock has issued a letter specifying the steps he is taking to help mitigate its effects. Click here to read his letter to Montanans.