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Meet Ecumen’s caring and committed professionals.

For more information, please call (651) 257-0575 or click here to contact us online.

Amber Thompson
Business Office Manager

Phone: 651-213-2746

Amber Thompson has been with Ecumen Parmly LifePointes since March 2012. She was hired then as an AR Account Specialist and moved into the Financial Director role in October 2014. Amber enjoys working with the elderly as it brings back memories of taking care of her grandmother, who she was very close to. Amber has one wonderful son who she enjoys spending all her of spare time with as well as her thirteen month old niece.

Brooke Anderson
Clinical Director of Housing

Phone: 651-257-7337

Brooke is a registered nurse and has been working at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes since 2013. First hired as the night Transitional Care RN, she graciously assumed the role of Assisted Living Clinical Director. Brooke has an Education degree from Hamline University and a Nursing degree from Anoka Ramsey Community College. She is extremely energetic about her role at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes. Working with the senior population and sharing her compassion for education and caring nature are what bring her great joy. Brooke also feels very fortunate to work with so many amazing, talented and caring individuals who make coming to work every day a pleasure. She takes pride in continuing to grow and learn and Ecumen gives her that opportunity. Brooke and her husband Josh have two children, a son and daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family. She loves to be outside, ride bike and attend her kids’ events. “A day with them is a day well spent.”

Darlene Shafer
Housing Sales and Marketing Director

Phone: 651-257-7951

Darlene Shafer has been an employee of Ecumen since February 2015, starting her career as the housing manager of Ecumen Parmly LifePointes in Chisago City. She moved into the role as Marketing Director for housing at Ecumen North Branch and Parmly LifePointes in October 2015. Darlene is a member of several senior networking groups and the Chamber of Commerce. She likes to travel and socialize with family and friends. She also enjoys the entertainment her three cats provide.

Glenda Schmidt
Admissions and Marketing Director

Phone: 651-829-0117

Glenda Schmidt has been a proud employee of Ecumen since 2009 at the Admission’s Director for two Ecumen Communities: Ecumen North Branch and Ecumen Parmly Lifepointes. As a licensed Social Worker she utilizes her skills to build relationships with the hospitals, clinic, patients and families who seek care at Ecumen. In 2014, she began to also take on the Marketing role for the dual campuses. Glenda has two beautiful daughters who love going to dance class and a very loving, supportive husband who works hard to pay the dance bill.

Jay Andress
Executive Director

Contact: JayAndress@Ecumen.org
Phone: 651-257-7324
Address: 28210 Old Towne Road, Chisago City, MN 55013

Jay Andress joined Ecumen Parmly LifePointes as Executive Director in April, 2017. Jay was born and raised in Chippewa Falls, WI. He received Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration and Health Care Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and is currently licensed as an administrator in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Jay had over 20 years of experience as Administrator and Executive Director at facilities in Western Wisconsin before accepting his current leadership role at Parmly Lifepointes. 

Jay and his wife Jennifer have 3 adult children and one grandson. In his spare time he likes to fish and spend quality time with his family at “camp” in northern Wisconsin.         

Kathleen Manning
Life Enrichment Director

Phone: 651-257-7333

Kathleen Manning has been with Ecumen Parmly LifePointes since April 2009. She was hired as a recreation assistant in the Margaret Parmly Residence then moved into the Housing Recreation Director positon in March of 2015. In August 2017, Kathleen was promoted to Life Enrichment Director for the campus. Prior to her hiring at Parmly she was a stay-at-home mom for many years and worked in social services and recreation after graduating from Brigham Young University. Kathleen has served in various leadership positions with her church and has done a variety of volunteer work in the community. She enjoys spending time with her family, growing plants, reading, and Swedish weaving.

Kayli Williamson
Director of Social Services

Phone: 651-257-7948

Kayli Williamson has been with Ecumen Parmly LifePointes as the Director of Social Services since June 2012. Prior to working at Parmly, she worked for eight years as a licensed social worker in Wisconsin. Kayli and her husband have three lovely daughters that keep them busy with dance and sports. In her spare time she enjoys camping, reading, and cheering for the Packers!

Kim Rathsack
Wellness Manager

Contact: KimberleeRathsack@Ecumen.org
Phone: 651-257-7956
Address: 10720 282nd Street, Chisago City 55013

Kim has been the Wellness Manager at Vitalize! Wellness Center since February 2016. Kim grew up in Lindstrom and had her first job here in the nursing home kitchen. She has always had a passion for health and wellness, but most of her career life has been spent as a camp director for various girls’ camps.

From camping, Kim started working for YMCA of the Fox Cities as a corporate wellness specialist. Her experiences include facilitating a companywide stretch program to help employees work safer and feel better, personal training, leading group fitness classes, and wellness coaching. Current certifications include: Personal Trainer, Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach, Aqua Fitness Instructor; Licensed Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Aqua Zumba Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Wellness Coach, Corporate Wellness Specialist, ARC Lifeguard, Instructor Certified for American Red Cross – emergency response - wilderness first aid – CPR/AED/first aid.

Lori Fisher
Human Resources Director

Phone: 651-257-7323

Lori Fisher is the Human Resources Director for the Parmly LifePointes campus. She has been employed with Ecumen since August 2013. Lori has thirty-six years of experience in Senior Services with the past twenty-five years in Human Resources. She has a very supportive husband, one amazing daughter, a very hard-working son-in-law, and three awesome grandkids. Lori enjoys Harley trips to the Black Hills, cooking, card games with friends, and time with her family.

Mara Krinke
Housing Director

Phone: 651-257-7955

Mara Krinke has been with Ecumen Parmly LifePointes since January 2014. She was hired then as the Community Outreach Coordinator and moved into the Housing Director role in October 2015. Mara is a member of the Chisago Lakes Rotary Club as well as the Chisago Lakes Chamber, and stays active with both groups to help support our community. In her spare time, Mara enjoys camping, biking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Michelle Devaney
Director South Chisago County Meals on Wheels

Phone: 651-257-0580

Michelle Devaney has been working with the Ecumen Parmly LifePointes South Chisago County Meals on Wheels Program since March of 2008 as the Coordinator’s Assistant. In June of 2014, Michelle took on the position as Director of the program. She loves helping the community and seeing all the support for the program. When not serving the community she enjoys spending time with family and volunteers for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop.

Ron Gerl
Parmly Chaplain

Phone: 651-257-7953

Pastor Ron Gerl has been our chaplain at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes for sixteen years. He is an ordained pastor of the ELCA and a certified associate chaplain of the Assoc. of Professional Chaplains. He is married to Luann and has three adult children and six grandchildren. He loves reading fiction, fishing for trout, and traveling to California for vacations.

Sue Cuffe
Clinical Director

Contact: SueCuffe@Ecumen.org
Phone: 651-257-7321
Address: 28210 Old Towne Road, Chisago City 55013

Sue came to Ecumen Parmly LifePointes in July 2016 as the Clinical Director. She is a registered nurse with a passion and specialty in the geriatric community and many years of experience in long-term care. Sue’s goal is to fulfill the Ecumen mission by serving our customers and delivering what they want with excellence. She has learned from the different cultures and from this has enhanced her career. Sue enjoys traveling venturing oversees and to many islands in the Caribbean. She looks forward to working with the team to continue offering quality care for our residents.

Thomas Hendrickson
Director of Parmly Transit

Phone: 651-257-7327

Tom Hendrickson has been the Director for Parmly Transit since 202. He enjoys being able to meet the transportation needs of our clients on campus and within the community. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with the grandkids, bowling, golfing and fishing.

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