Photography by Lori Sparkman Photography
Fellow Arkansans – neighbors, colleagues and friends – are sharing a light of peace, kindness and generosity that makes The Natural State a little brighter. Inviting Arkansas and Methodist Family Health celebrate individuals who illuminate our community with goodness. Nominate someone today for a future feature that SHINES.
Steve Bonner is full of life, maybe even overflowing. So, it comes as no surprise when asked about words of wisdom, he shares, “Walk in love with whoever you come in contact with.” This philosophy reflects the values of Methodist Family Health: caring for Arkansas children and families who are abandoned, abused, neglected and struggling with psychiatric, behavioral, emotional and spiritual obstacles.
The team at Methodist Family Health provides the invaluable resources and compassionate support to those who need help with an unwavering commitment. In fact, the average tenure of the more than 400 employees is seven years, and almost a third of all employees have worked at Methodist Family Health for more than 10 years. Steve is one of those shining stars, boasting a 12-year career with the organization. Alongside his colleague, John, the dynamic duo maintains a clean and healthy working environment for the Methodist Family Health facilities and its clients.
Methodist Family Health Foundation Executive Director Amanda Smith observes, “Steve’s attitude is one of positivity and optimism. With so much negativity and division in our world, Steve is a breath of fresh air.” And, the feelings are mutual. Steve adds, “My favorite part of working at Methodist Family Health is the people. We have a good group of people. I really like everyone I work around and for.” Methodist Family Health builds a better, more inclusive community within its organization and throughout Arkansas.
Although Steve works at the facilities outside of traditional business hours, he leaves a lasting impression – both tangible and intangible. Amanda shares, “Steve embodies and radiates our Methodist Family Health SHINE campaign values. He always has a smile on his face and brightens our office as he diligently works to keep our area clean.” Steve affirms, “It’s an easy job, but it’s the people that make my job great.”
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