PIERCETON — Growing up on a farm near Claypool, Glenn Hall has always worked to help serve the community which he considers home. Although he has traveled to 48 out of the 50 states for both work and pleasure, Hall always looks forward to returning home to Pierceton where he has lived for 30 years.
Hall spent two years studying accounting and finance at the International Business College, Fort Wayne, and then received his bachelor’s degree from Temple Bible College, Cincinnati. He got his start at Whitley County Hospital and then followed up with positions at Wabash Hospital, IBM, Parkview Health and Zimmer Biomet.
These positions included being a software vendor, systems engineer and the director of service excellence in information technology customer service. Under the title of national director of operations of orthopedic advantage, his previous position at Zimmer Biomet involved meeting with doctors and hospitals to discuss streamlining to make things more cost effective. One common thread throughout all of these positions is customer service. Hall stated, “I’m dedicated to customer service. That’s what I love.”
This dedication to others has continued into his most recent position as executive director at Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice. After a friend informed him about the open position, the process moved quickly.
Although he has been training with his predecessor, Rick Paczkowski, since October to learn their process of budgeting followed by grant writing, Hall officially took over Monday, Jan. 1. He mentioned, “Grant writing was something new and learning the nuances of home care and hospice.” His goal is to continue the good work Paczkoswki has done while also working to make it his own.
As the only locally owned nonprofit in Kosciusko County, Hall is adamant they are “all about keeping patients happy and meeting their needs.” He claims joining such a remarkable staff is simply one of many reasons that make him “very confident this is where I’m supposed to be in my life.”
For the past 14 years Hall has continued his service as the pastor at Harvest Community Church, Pierceton. According to Hall, the church’s goal is “a focus on ministry to family and communities.” When he was 9 years old he became the church pianist. As he grew older he also joined his mother, Mary, as the leader of the Hall Family gospel group. For the past 50 years they have performed Southern gospel music at events, churches and nursing homes.
After gaining fame playing the leader in “Fiddler On The Roof” during his time at Warsaw High School, Hall also acquired a love for theater. This has resulted in a part-time gig working with community theater, primarily on murder mystery dinner theater. He is currently working on “Wedding From Hell,” which will take part at the Wagon Wheel Saturday, Feb. 24.
For the holiday season, Hall and his family continued their tradition of renting a bowling alley for the family Christmas Eve.
Hall and his wife, Teressa, have been married for 37 years and Teressa is a secretary at Whitko Middle School. They have two children. His son, Adam, lives in Savannah, Ga., with his wife, Kristen, and their four children. His daughter, Rachel, and her husband, Zech, live in Antworp with Hall’s newest granddaughter.