Meet The Staff



Dr. Jonah McCandless - Executive Director

After earning his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Dr. Jonah McCandless went back to work in his home town of Sedalia, MO. After two years of practice, Dr. McCandless decided to return back to the Belton/Raymore community, which is where he lived while going to school in Kansas City, to start up his own clinic. Now, Dr. McCandless has been the clinic director of Bel-Ray Wellness Center for the past 7 years and enjoys the opportunity to meet and help the people in his community. According to Dr. McCandless,"One of my desires is to help the people of Cass County achieve their health goals using chiropractic, rehabilitation, nutrition, and massage therapy." Through spinal/scoliosis screenings, talks, and an array of presentations, Dr. McCandless continues to strive for increased awareness of health and nutrition within the community.

Dr. McCandless also holds certification in the Activator Technique and in the treatment of Whiplash Trauma, and has advanced training with the use of the Sigma Instrument. This extensive training enables him to manage many diverse cases.

General Questions or Comments?

Contact Dr. McCandless at:

[email protected]


Dr. Jeffrey Breithaupt - Associate Doctor

After receiving his undergraduate degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University, Dr. Jeff continued his studies at Cleveland Chiropractic College and earned a Doctorate of Chiropractic. His mission as a Chiropractor is to treat and educate patients towards greater health and wellness through the benefits of chiropractic treatment.

In Dr. Jeff's free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Angie and their two children; Bella and Jordy. They like to spend as much time as they can outdoors, going on walks to the park, playing games, and going to Royals games whenever possible. Dr. Jeff looks forward to getting to know each of his patients individually and help them achieve their healthcare goals.

Questions regarding your care?

Contact Dr. Jeff at:

[email protected]



Brenna Essenpries - Clinic Manager

Brenna is a vital employee of our wellness center. Brenna has been with the clinic since October 2008. She attended school at Heritage College and is a certified medical assistant and X-ray technician.

As clinic manager, Brenna oversees the office and is able to help out in almost every area. She is also the insurance and billing expert on our staff. Our patients adore her outgoing personality and appreciate the attentiveness she gives to each individual.

Questions regarding Billing & Insurance?

Contact Brenna at

[email protected]


Savannah - Front Desk Receptionist/Chiropractic Assistant

Savannah is most likely the person to greet you when you come through the door. She has been with the clinic since February of 2015. Daily operation of our clinic highly depends on Savannah and her excellent office management skills.

Savannah takes care of the front desk responsibilities such as patient records, patient check-in, and vital statistics for new patients. When needed, Savannah also assists with rehabilitation therapy, patient education, and billing.

Wanting to schedule an Appointment?

Contact Savannah at: 

[email protected]

VictoriaVictoria - Patient Educator

Victoria is the friendly face who all of our new patients will see on their first two visits. She has been with the clinic since June 2018. Victoria gathers the health history and relays to the patient what the doctor found during the examination and x-rays. She also focuses on educating potential and existing patrons of the importance of chiropractic care.

Questions about your first or second visit? 

Contact Victoria at:

[email protected]

BrandonBrandon  - Chiropractic Assistant

After patients get adjusted, there's a good chance they will get to work with Brandon, our Rehabilitation Specialist and Chiropractic Assistant. He carries out multiple procedures to provide patients with a fulfilling rehab experience. He helps patients with stretches and strengthening exercises, which aids patients to re-educate muscles and help stabilize the spine. Brandon can also be spotted working alongside new patients, assisting them with their Postural Analysis and Foot Scans.

Questions regarding rehabilitation?

Contact Brandon at: 

[email protected]

Office Hours

Bel-Ray Wellness Center


8:00 am-12:30 pm

1:30 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:30 pm

1:30 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:30 pm

1:30 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:30 pm

1:30 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:30 pm

1:30 pm-6:00 pm





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