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Meet our staff!

Kiza Olson
Executive Director

Contact: KizaOlson@ecumen.org
Phone: (320)484-9153

Originally from Litchfield, the youngest of five, Kiza joined Ecumen in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from St. Cloud State University and enjoys her four children’s youth sports.

Hope Hagert
Sales and Marketing Manager

Contact: HopeHagert@ecumen.org
Phone: (320)484-9184

Hope has the pleasure of offering tours of our community and giving helpful information about senior living communities. Hope joined the team in 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, camping, fishing and traveling.

Melanie Zelm
Life Enrichment Manager

Contact: MelanieZelm@ecumen.org
Phone: (320)484-9180

Melanie joined Ecumen as a Resident Assistant in 2007 and transitioned to the role of Life Enrichment Manager in 2015. Melanie graduated from University of North Dakota with a B.A. in Psychology. After graduating from college, she returned to the area to be closer to family.

Cheri Grack
Business Office Manager

Contact: CheriGrack@ecumen.org
Phone: (320)484-9157

Cheri joined Ecumen in 2015 with over 15 years of experience in accounting. Her job includes processing billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and completing insurance paperwork. She grew up in Silver Lake and is married with three children. She enjoys camping, fishing and having fun with her family.

Amber Christensen
Human Resource Specialist

Contact: AmberChristensen@ecumen.org
Phone: (320)484-9187

Amber joined the Ecumen Oaks & Pines team in January 2018. She is excited to work with our staff to continue to foster a fun, energetic and caring environment. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children, in winter months at the ice rink and in the spring and summer in her garden.

LeRoy Schmandt
Maintenance Manager

Contact: LeRoySchmandt@ecumen.org

Born and raised in Hutchinson on a dairy farm, he studied at Ridgewater College. LeRoy has four children and three grandchildren, he joined Ecumen in 2009. He collects toy cars and tractors, license plates and antiques, and enjoys boating, campfires and driving his 1971 Chevelle on Sunday afternoons.

Jill Renstrom
Clincal Director

Contact: JillRenstrom@ecumen.org
Phone: (320)484-9164

Jill comes to Ecumen Oaks & Pines from the long term care setting.  Jill loves building relationships with residents and families.  In her spare time, she enjoys singing with her church choir and fishing for walleyes.  Watch closely and you may catch Jill playing her ukulele when she has a free moment.

Dawn Heuer
Registered Nurse

Contact: DawnHeuer@ecumen.org
Phone: (320)484-9185

Dawn joined Ecumen in 2017. Originally from Chippewa Falls, WI she now lives in Silver Lake where she enjoys spending time on her hobby farm with her four children.

Deb Johnson
Licensed Practical Nurse

Contact: DebraJohnson@ecumen.org
Phone: (320)484-9156

Deb enjoys working as an LPN, and she says she has learned so much from the people she cares for. One of her goals has always been to bring a smile and make a person feel special. Grandmother to nine, she spends her leisure time trail riding and camping.

Hailey Drew
Resident Services Coordinator

Contact: HaileyDrew@ecumen.org
Phone: (320)484-9151

Hailey joined Ecumen Oaks and Pines as a resident assistant in 2016 and in 2017 transitioned to her current position as a Resident Services Coordinator.  She is very passionate about making sure the Residents are receiving the best care Ecumen can provide.  In her free time Hailey enjoys spending time with her daughter and family as much as possible.

Peggy Sudheimer
Dietary Manager

Contact: PeggySudheimer@ecumen.org
Phone: (320)484-9155

Peggy has been Dietary Manager at Ecumen Oaks & Pines for the past 13 years. She has been married to her husband, Todd, for 14 years and they have 2 children. In her free time, she enjoys jogging, roller blading, traveling and spending time outdoors. 

For more information, please call us at (320) 484-9150, or click here to request information online.

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