CHW Certification

Community Health Workers (CHW) are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have a close understanding of the communities served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison/link/ intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

*Agencies in our community are looking to employ CHWs to meet these needs. Potential employers will be met during service learning opportunities in the program.

For more information or to enroll

Email your name, contact info, and questions to:

  • Online course in Spring and Fall Semesters
  • In-seat/Hybrid course Fall only

The CCCB (SME) CHW Certification program is directed by Cheryl Botkins, PLPC, MSCC, Instructor of Christian Counseling, CCCB, in conjunction with instructors from Randolph County Caring Community Partnerships, Moberly, MO through the Department of Health and Senior Services.

CHW Core Competencies Gained:

  • Self-awareness
  • Service Coordination and System Navigation
  • Educating to Promote Healthy Behavior Change
  • Advocacy
  • Individual and Community Capacity Building
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Professionalism and Conduct
  • Use of Public Health/Community
  • Health Concepts and Approaches
  • Individual Assessment
  • Community Assessment, Identify Barriers and Resources


Program Director, Cheryl Botkins, 660-676-2795 or
Program Co-Director, Lorna Miles, Caring Community Partnerships,

A link for application will be provided to you after you contact
Space is limited. Cost of CHW course is $1600, plus additional CCCB fees were indicated. Checks will be payable to CCCB.
Inquire if grant funding of a scholarship is available.

Your CHW Instructors:

Patty Hendrin

Patty Hendren, CAC, CHW-C, has lived in the Northeast Missouri rural community all her life. She is married to the love of her life and her best friend Jimmy R Hendren. They have four children, three biological and one adopted. Patty had the privilege to travel to the country of Kazakhstan in 2007 to adopt her youngest daughter Anastasya, fulfilling a life dream of her and her husband. Patty has been a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) since 2013 and is a licensed navigator with the state of Missouri. She attended Ozark Technical Community College where she received her Community Health Worker Certification in 2017 and in 2020 received her credentials. Patty has worked for Randolph County Caring Community Partnership since 2010 as a project director. Responsible for the operation of the Senior Mental Health Wellness Project, she developed an awareness campaign through diverse platforms to address depression among seniors aged fifty-five and over. She has assisted underserved and uninsured individuals and families in finding affordable health care. Developed a recovery-oriented system of care consisting of clinical, community, and faith-based providers. Provided training on the impacts of the Social Determinants of Health; presented at the National Opioid Conference in Washington, D.C. Strengthened the health care system and improved service delivery.  She has conducted on-going training to increase the community’s capacity to address health literacy. 

Cheryl Botkins

Cheryl Botkins, LPC, MSCC, NCC resides in the Moberly area where she was born and raised. Her family continues to grow with her husband of 25+ years, adult children and a grand-daughter. Her role at Central Christian College of the Bible as an Instructor in Counseling began in 2018 as a graduate assistant. Her contributions have grown to offer connections to the community with Community Health Worker certification and service learning networking. As a Christian therapist, Cheryl desires for one to find whole healing in your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. Her approach is integrated from a variety of models in the field of counseling including cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, narrative, solution-focus and areas of Adlerian therapy. Cheryl earned her Master of Science of Clinical Counseling at Central Methodist University and is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri and a National Board Certified Counselor. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling at Central Christian College of the Bible. Additional credentials include Community Health Worker Trainer and Supervisor, Mental Health First Aid Responder Trainer, Life Coach and Parent Coach. She has integrated herself in community work, maintaining relationships with other providers as resources for the individuals in the community she serves. Cheryl currently provides counseling through Timber Lake Counseling, Moberly, MO. She is also an Instructor of Christian Counseling at Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly, MO.

Lorna Miles

Lorna Dean Miles, MBA, LNHA, CHW was born and raised in Moberly, Missouri. She was the youngest of eight children; her father was a country preacher traveling to many rural Missouri churches and her mother at the time was a community support worker supervisor for The War on Poverty that was introduced by United States President Lyndon B. Johnson then her mother went on to be the Regional Director for The North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC). Lorna received her associate degree with a focus on Mid-Management from Moberly Junior College, her bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies and her master’s in business administration from William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri. Lorna formerly worked as a Governmental Paralegal to the Missouri Attorney General for several years. Prior, Lorna was a leader in the healthcare industry for over 25 years. In 2011, Lorna became a Project Director for Randolph County Caring Community Partnership (RCCCP), a non-profit agency, where she oversees the HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). Lorna currently serves on the board of CHW Association of Missouri (CHWAM). The Advisory and Curriculum board for the State of Missouri CHW certification program. Within this role both as a board member and a CHW, Lorna advocates on behalf of people to exercise their rights and gain access to resources. She teaches CHW certification classes for both the states of Missouri and Kansas.