• Christopher Meyer Chief Executive Officer

    Christopher Meyer serves as Chief Executive Officer. Christopher leads the ministry’s financial and operations strategy, oversees the financial operations, aligns and manages daily business and operations throughout the ministry.

  • Mark Hayes President of Ministry, TLHA Foundation, and Jesus Cares Ministries

    Mark Hayes serves as President of Ministry and Jesus Cares Ministries. His work supports the ministry’s mission and vision to share eternal hope, provide hope, and inspire hope. His responsibilities included developing and maintaining relationships, fundraising, and managing the mission’s advancement infrastructure and ministry outreach.

  • Patty Narveson Chief Finance Officer

    Patty serves as Chief Financial Officer for TLHA. She is responsible for TLHA’s financial functions including accounting, financial reporting, audit, and budget. She oversees the financial operations for our care communities, office of mission advancement and Jesus Cares Ministries.

  • Rev. Joel Gaertner Vice President of Ministry and National Director of Jesus Cares Ministries

    Rev. Joel Gaertner serves as Vice President of Ministry and National Director of Jesus Cares Ministries. He is responsible for the overall ministry and developing and monitoring the Jesus Cares Ministries programs in congregations. He also serves as the chairman of the WELS Commission on Special Ministries.

  • Beth Wadsley Vice President of Human Resources

    Beth Wadsley serves as Vice President of Human Resources. She plans, directs and carries out strategic policies relating to all phases of human resources activities, including primary responsibility for the staffing, compensation and employee benefits processes throughout The Lutheran Home Association.

  • Dawn Roberts Director of Marketing and Communications

    Dawn Roberts serves as Director of Marketing and Communications. She is responsible for TLHA's brand as well as development and implementation of TLHA's marketing strategies, communications, fundraising, materials and plans. She oversees development and implementation of support materials and services.

  • Doyle Voss Director of Information Technology

    Doyle Voss is the Director of Information Technology, overseeing TLHA's technology needs. He manages the voice and data networks and other electronic technology for all of TLHA's locations and programs.

  • Jacqueline Grimm Regional Director of Senior Services for Minnesota

    Jacqueline E.M. Grimm, LNHA, serves as the Regional Director of Senior Services for the Minnesota Care Communities for The Lutheran Home Association. In addition to her regional role, Jacqueline is the Administrator for The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine.

  • Tiffany Olson Regional Director of Operations for Wisconsin

    Tiffany Olson serves as the Regional Director of Operations for Wisconsin for The Lutheran Home Association. In addition to her regional role, Tiffany is the Administrator at St. Michael’s Assisted Living and Wellhaven Senior Living.

  • Debra Wilbright Regional Director of Disability Services

    Debra Wilbright serves as the Regional Director of Disability Services for The Lutheran Home Association. In addition to her regional role, Debra manages operations at Hope Residence [Belle Plaine, MN] and High Island Creek Residence [Arlington, MN].

Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the association of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Evangelical Lutheran Synod churches that own and operate The Lutheran Home Association. Board members act as their representatives and provide oversight in the governing of the organization, and committees focus on specific aspects, such as spiritual care and financial performance. This Board meets regularly with the President and CEO and executive leadership to review the ongoing operation of the organization and to provide strategic direction for our ministry.

A Chair, assisted by a Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, governs the Board.

  • Lowell Hoffman, Board Chair, Belle Plaine, MN
  • Rev. Matthew Rauh, Vice Chair, Arlington, MN
  • Tim Schuth, Treasurer, Plato, MN
  • Lance Schwartz, Secretary, Mankato, MN
  • Dr. Bruce Becker, Jackson, WI
  • Jeff Davis, Lake Mills, WI
  • Jon Maertz, New Berlin, WI
  • Wayne Larson, Belle Plaine, MN
  • Rev. Michael Muehlenhardt, Cottonwood, MN
  • Randy Niemann, Castle Rock, CO
  • David Oldenburg, Fond du Lac, WI
  • Jeff Schmidt, Belle Plaine, MN