Andrea "Andee" Armintrout is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Ohio. She earned her Associates of Applied Science in Technology Degree from Kent State University in 2009. She went on to graduate CCMS with both an AAS and BMS in the Spring of 2011, where she graduated Cum Laude and as Class Vice President. Andee is currently employed at Spring Grove Funeral Homes, at their Cremation Society. She is also a licensed Substitute Teacher for K-12 in the State of Ohio.
Since the beginning of her licensure in 2013, Andee has had the opportunity to serve many families at many different types of funeral homes; from the small family-owned, to the large scale corporate. She also had the opportunity to work in preneed insurance sales, which helped her realize that at-need funeral directing better fit her passion.
Andee moved to Cincinnati in 2017 from Northeast, Ohio (Warren/Youngstown area). She currently lives on the Westside (Bestside) with her partner, Craig; daughter, Zella; bonus kids, Abby and Charlie; and two golden retrievers, Samson and Noodles. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, tending to her plants and garden, playing dungeons and dragons, volunteering at her kids' school, and enjoying the local bar-band and karaoke scene.
B.M.S., Licensee, Alumnus
Adam Dwyer graduated from CCMS in 2001 and went on to do trade services for the Greater Cincinnati Funeral Trade Company & Crematory. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Kentucky and Ohio and has six years of funeral home experience. Adam is a Clinical Adjunct Instructor with CCMS.
Senta L. Folds
B.M.S., Licensee, Master Embalmer, Alumna
Senta L. Folds is a 2002 graduate of CCMS and has been an Ohio licensed embalmer since 2008. Senta is currently the master embalmer for Renfro Funeral Services, Inc., and a Clinical Adjunct Instructor with CCMS. Senta has held the position of secretary and treasurer for United Funeral Directors and Embalmers of Southern Ohio since 2012 and has been a member of Delta Gamma Pi Sorority since 2002.
Ms. Folds, who set out for a career in the funeral profession in 1999, has worked at a variety of funeral homes and trade services in Cleveland, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Clinton, MD; Alexandria, VA and Los Angeles, CA. She feels the funeral profession is a true calling and ministry, and it fulfills her mission to obtain a wealth of experience working with different cultures, subcultures, ethnic groups, orientations and nationalities. Senta gained her motto, “If you can’t do it right, don’t do it at all” from the late Mr. William F. Boyd, Sr. of E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., where she completed her apprenticeship in 2003 – 2004. “Be your best in all you do and give your families all they want and more.”
Joel L. Getts, PhD
Licensee, Pastor, Alumnus
Author, educator and pastor, Joel Getts has been involved in education for most of his life. After spending nearly two decades owning and operating two funeral homes in southwest Ohio, he continued his education in pastoral ministry. Joel studied history extensively at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. He is a 1979 CCMS graduate, the Church Leadership Academy of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and holds certifications in Biblical Counseling and Life Coaching from the Light University of Forest, Virginia. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Concordia College in Wilmington, Delaware and a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Apologetics from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. He also earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the St. Luke School of Biblical Studies in Hephzibah, Georgia. He has authored and contributed to several books on theology and history over the last 15 years. Since 1999 Joel has also compiled over a dozen continuing education courses for various licensed professionals throughout Ohio. He has been an adjunct instructor at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science since 2009 and a continuing education seminar presenter for the Central Institute for Educational Advancement in Dayton, Ohio since 2001. He currently serves as the pastor at Trinity Church of Miamisburg, Ohio. He and his wife Jeri, reside in Miamisburg.
B.A., Licensee, Alumnus
Marty is the Clinical Lab Manager of the Anatomical Education and Research Laboratory for the Body Donation Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has been an Adjunct Faculty member at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science since 1999. Marty earned his Bachelor’s Degree from CCMS in 1997. He teaches the Gross Anatomy for the Embalmer Program at the college and has been involved in many other facets of the Anatomy Curriculum.
Andrew J. Nurre, CPA
A.S.S, Licensee, Alumnus
Drew is a 1995 graduate of CCMS. Throughout his life he has had careers in both in Funeral Service and Accounting. In funeral service. he grew up in a funeral home doing transfers and working visitations throughout high school and college. Later he owned and operated multiple funeral home locations.
As an accountant, he graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BBA in Accounting and Finance. He worked as an internal auditor with Chiquita Brands International traveling all over the world. He has worked in public accounting for the past 13 years doing tax work, accounting and business consulting.
Drew serves on the Board of Directors of Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee, and has served on boards of various charitable and community organizations.
Drew loves spending time supporting his children with their academic and athletic endeavors.
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
bio coming soon!
Holly Sauerbrunn graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Kentucky University in 1990, with a BA in English and minors in speech and Honors. She went on to achieve a Master’s degree in English at Indiana University. Holly has been teaching English for over 20 years, both at CCMS and at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.