WesleyLife welcomes new executive directors

June 02, 2021  |  by WesleyLife

JOHNSTON, Iowa – WesleyLife, Iowa’s most comprehensive provider of services for older adults, has announced the addition to its leadership team of two individuals with a breadth of experience in and vision for the future of senior housing.

They join WesleyLife – celebrating its 72nd anniversary this year – in roles that align to the organization’s growth and development strategy, further positioning it to help increasing numbers of individuals remain independent, wherever they call home.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to add individuals to our team who bring not only extensive and relevant experience, but energy, focus, and passion to our mission,” Rob Kretzinger, CEO of WesleyLife, said.

“As increasing numbers of individuals seek our services, we’re called to support their well-being by creating programs and services that don’t stop at our walls, and that weave through all we do to help those we serve live as healthily as they can, as long as they can. The experience and vision of our new team members, coupled with the talents of an already strong team, will keep us well poised to meet the challenges before us.”

Glen Lewis, right, joins WesleyLife as Executive Director of Edgewater, the organization’s community in West Des Moines. Lewis brings to WesleyLife a wealth of experience in hospitality as well as senior living, having served most recently as an executive director with an independent senior living company in Portland, Oregon, and, prior to that, Aegis Living, also in Portland. Before beginning his career in senior living, Lewis was general manager for various hotels In Wyoming, Colorado, and Oregon.

Lewis attended the University of Pittsburgh and Southern New Hampshire University, and is passionate about creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Shannon Minshall, left, joins WesleyLife as Executive Director of Park Centre, the organization’s community in Newton, Iowa. Most recently, Minshall served at Pacifica Health Services LLC / VIA Health Services in Carlisle, Iowa, where he oversaw day-to-day operations for senior living communities in Carlisle and Des Moines. Prior to his time with Pacifica, Minshall was employed by Lifespace Communities as Director of Health Services for Deerfield Retirement Community in Urbandale, Iowa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social work from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois.

About WesleyLife

Guided by Christian compassion, WesleyLife enhances the independence and well-being of individuals wherever they call home, transforming the aging experience so people live longer, healthier, more purposeful lives. We offer health and well-being services in 15 Iowa counties through our eight communities for people 55 and older, as well as through award-winning Adult Day programs and an array of home- and community-based services. We also proudly offer WellAhead, a total well-being initiative based in our communities and open to individuals 50 and older in the Atlantic, West Des Moines, Des Moines, Indianola, Johnston, Newton, Pella, and Washington, Iowa, areas. For more information about WesleyLife, please visit wesleylife.org, or call (515) 978-2777.

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