Jim Ming

Jim Ming

Partner / Agent

Servicing Franklin County

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I started in the insurance business is 1982 selling Life Insurance, and then began selling health insurance, as I could see a need for that type of insurance. I partnered with Dee Forshee in 2007 and we formed Ming Senior Services. I have a love of fishing, which I got naturally from my dad Emmet, as we fished every minute we could. My other passions are my 11 grandkids. What a treat.
Dee Forshee

Dee Forshee

MHP / PAHM – Partner / Agent / Compliance Officer - Servicing Franklin County

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I have a son, daughter-in-law and four wonderful grandkids that are the light of my life! I love to garden and travel any chance I get. Anyone that knows me, knows I’ve also earned the label of ‘professional shopper’ from my mom!

I have over 30 years of experience in employee benefits, insurance sales management, plan administration, consumer advocacy, state certification for continuing education – specializing in all types of Medicare plans for seniors, those on disability and Medicare/Medicaid.

I am also the Compliance Officer for Ming Senior Services, which is a position I take very seriously.

Derek Dace

Derek Dace

Director of Sales / Agent - Servicing Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Warren, & Washington Counties.

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I graduated from Sullivan High School in 1994. I was fortunate enough to be drafted by the Houston Astros in the 8th round of the 1994 MLB draft. From 1994 –2003, I played for the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, and Arizona Diamondbacks minor league affiliations. After a brief stay in Pittsburgh, PA, I moved home in the fall of 2006 and joined my family’s independent insurance agency, Dace Insurance Agency, Inc.

I started my relationship with Ming Senior Services in 2009 as a field agent in Sullivan and surrounding area. In the fall of 2020, I accepted the Director of Sales position to ensure current and future clients receive the same professionalism and knowledge established by Jim and Dee since the inception of their premier Medicare insurance company, Ming Senior Services. I look forward to helping our clients navigate the modern challenges in the Medicare industry with integrity, placing them with the best plan that fits their needs.

Ashley Dace

Ashley Dace

Administrator

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I have worked in the insurance industry since 2011. I got my start with Farmers Insurance as a Customer Service Representative, and later became a licensed Insurance Producer. As an MSS Team Member, I assist agents with contracting, while managing the office staff, and overseeing day-to-day activities around the building. I genuinely enjoy working with such a great team!

I enjoy spending free time with my husband (and co-worker), Derek, preferably outside trout fishing, golfing, or grilling – when we aren’t traveling! My life also revolves around our 6 rescue pets, and a love for yoga!

Lauren Berry

Lauren Berry

Senior Benefit Specialist

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I was born and raised in Washington, Missouri and have recently moved to Marthasville, Missouri. I have been with Ming Senior Services since August of 2019 and recently transitioned into a benefit specialist role. My responsibilities include answering benefit questions, processing dental claims, and working on denials, among many other tasks. In my spare time I enjoy reading, spending time with my boyfriend, Ryan, and my dog, Gus, and watching Netflix (preferably crime documentaries).
Ellie Brink

Ellie Brink

Enrollment Specialist / Customer Service

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I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an Associate Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts. I hope to one day own my own business, hopefully a bakery. Customer service has always been a part of every job I have had – I enjoy helping people. I am always looking for new opportunities, which led me to Ming Senior Services. In my spare time I enjoy listening to podcasts, singing along to my favorite songs, baking, and cooking. My favorite cookie to bake is chocolate chip, and decorating cakes is always a fun pastime.
Alex Gonzales

Alex Gonzales

Receptionist / Customer Service

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I moved to Pacific in March 2021 with my rescue pit bull after graduating from Valley Park High School. I am a trained EMT, and I love true crime shows. I recently got my start in the insurance industry after looking for a new career path. I love working with people and look forward to growing in my position at Ming Senior Services! I enjoy thrift shopping, and I love spending time on the river and going on float trips!
Linda Richardson

Linda Richardson

Project Manager

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I have been with Ming Senior Services part-time since June 2020. Insurance is a late in life second career! I retired from teaching in 2016 to take care of my mother. After she passed, I was looking for a new work experience and found it at Ming Senior Services. I love the camaraderie of the staff and helping the clients. I also love my part-time retirement and spend it outdoors in warm weather. During the cold winter months, reading is one of my favorite pastimes. With the kids grown, and my husband retired, we are going to live out our days in Sullivan, MO, in our big log cabin in the woods with our two chihuahuas and our cat.

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John Droege

John Droege

Servicing St. Charles, St. Louis, & St. Louis City Counties

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I was born and raised in St. Louis, growing up in Richmond Heights with my 10 brothers and sisters. After graduating from CBC High School and Southwest Missouri State, I founded Droege Insurance Agency in 1984 and joined Ming Senior Services in 2009 to provide my clients with Medicare plans. I am married, have four children, am active in the Men’s Club of my parish, and enjoy playing golf and coaching basketball.

Gregory Roy

Gregory Roy

Servicing Jefferson, St. Louis, & St. Louis City Counties. Greg is also licensed in the state of Illinois.

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I was born and raised in St. Louis attending Bishop DuBourg High School, Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick Seminary.

A majority of my career has been in the corporate insurance industry. However, the BEST part of it has been with Ming Senior Services since 2008. I enjoy working with the Senior population and helping them decide what Medicare products suit their needs.

My wife and I have 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 3 large rescue pups. Life couldn’t be better!

How can Ming Senior Services help you? Give us a call!

Timothy Walls

Timothy Walls

Servicing Lincoln, Montgomery, St. Charles, & Warren Counties

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I was born and raised in St. Louis County, and my family moved to Augusta in 1971 where I still reside. I got my BS degree from Lindenwood University in 1976. I have been in the health insurance industry for 30 years. When I certified in 1993, Medicare Supplements were the only option to enhance original Medicare. Now, there are guaranteed issue medical insurance plans that nearly everyone qualifies for.

With my 2 children grown, in my spare time I enjoy golf, fishing, biking, growing succulents and most of all, spending time with my wife and 4 grandchildren. One of my true joys is introducing my grandchildren to the great outdoors – particularly the fun in going to, and walking in, the local creeks and woods.

My primary focus is helping my clients find the right insurance coverage for their specific needs. I specialize in Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Supplements. For those people who have a specific need, I also offer Long-Term Care Partnership plans and Hybrid Life Insurance plans that have long-term benefits. My office is in New Melle, and an appointment is needed for new clients.

Steve Weinhold

Steve Weinhold

Servicing Franklin County and the state of Florida

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I grew up in Union, Missouri where I still reside. My wife, Tammy and I have two grown children and two grandchildren.  I enjoy golfing, boating, fishing, traveling and watching the grandkids in all their activities.

In 2021, I retired from the Union RXI School District as Superintendent of schools after 25 years in education.  I am very active in the Union Area Chamber of Commerce and the Union Rotary Club.  While new to Ming Senior Services I have worked firsthand with insurance companies to understand and negotiate insurance plans while Superintendent of Schools.

My goal is to continue being a part of the Union community and helping clients find the appropriate insurance for their needs.  I will be specializing in Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare supplements.  My office is in the Ming Senior Services main office in Union, MO.

Alvera Heeger

Alvera Heeger

Retired 2022

David Holdinghausen

David Holdinghausen

In Loving Memory

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of a great agent, friend, and family man. On May 1, 2019, Dave passed away in the ICU at Barnes Jewish after a strong and courageous journey that began November 29, 2018 with the removal of a sarcoma.

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