Ecumen's Mission

Creating home with you.

Our Vision

We envision a world without Ageism.

Our Core Values

Serve: We put people at the heart of what we do.

Innovate: We find new ways to exceed people’s expectations.

Empower: We encourage people to dream and take action.

Honor: We treat people with dignity and respect.

What We Do

Ecumen operates a variety of senior housing options and services, including cooperative senior housing, independent living, assisted living, long-term care, short-term rehabilitation care, home care and hospice. In addition to our consumer services, we provide senior housing development, clinical consulting and senior housing management services for organizations outside of Ecumen.


Ecumen is a 501(c)(3) organization that is led by a 15-member board of trustees.
Trustees are elected by the Members Assembly, which are representatives of each of the six Minnesota synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). Ecumen does not receive financial support from the ELCA. Its revenue is generated through operations and fundraising.
Shelley Kendrick was appointed Ecumen’s president and chief executive officer in 2019.

Annual Revenues and Operations

2017 revenues were $161.9 million, based on our Consolidated Financial Statement.
Ecumen currently operates in more than 30 cities in Minnesota, Idaho, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, North Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Philanthropy Report to the Community

Ecumen is honored by the generous support of private donors, corporations and foundations. Learn more about our fundraising efforts, innovative programs and those who support our changing aging efforts in Ecumen’s 2016 Philanthropy Report.

Employees and Customers

Ecumen-owned and -managed communities employ nearly 4,000 employees and serve nearly 20,000 customers annually.
Ecumen has been named ten times by The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of Minnesota’s “Best Places to Work.” We’ve also been recognized as a top place to work by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

We Appreciate Your Support!