Mutz Recognized For 40 Years at The House of the Good Shepherd

Top Row Left to Right: Deborah Beards, CEO of the House of the Good Shepherd, Theresa Mutz, Kathi Unangst, Maria Martinez, Darlene Fawthrop, Christine Garofalo, Margaret Steffy; Bottom Row Left to Right: Charles Harding, Robert Rowe, William Canfield; Missing: Pauline Wilk, Kathleen Peters, Eva Chege.

To say that Theresa Mutz has been a mainstay as a member of the House of the Good Shepherd staff is beyond an understatement.  Mutz has been working at The House for 40 years!

“There is no more dedicated an employee imaginable,” said Deborah Beards, CEO at The House. “Theresa is the definition of ‘loyal’.”

Mutz has been in the Housekeeping department at The House for her entire 40-year tenure at the Hackettstown retirement community.

Mutz was one of 12 employees who were recently recognized at a special dinner for their years of service to The House.  Christine Garofalo, with 25 years, and Eva Chege with 15, also earned special praise.  Garofalo is in Marketing and Admissions while Chege is in the Nursing department.

Those with 10 years who were highlighted were Charles Harding- Dietary, Robert Rowe- Maintenance, and in Housekeeping, Margaret Steffy and Darlene Fawthrop.

Kathleen Peters and Kathi Unangst – Nursing, William Canfield – Maintenance, Pauline Wilk – Dietary, and Maria Martinez – Housekeeping have notched five years of service and were also recognized.

“We truly have dedicated employees,” continued Beards. “What’s most important of all is that our employees are invested in the well-being of our residents.”

The House, located at 798 Willow Grove Street, offers an array of living options for seniors, from independent and assisted living to skilled nursing care. They also offer short term post-hospital stays, all in a beautiful setting along the banks of the Musconetcong River.  For job opportunities or to learn more about The House, please visit them online at or phone 908-684-5900.


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