Who We Are.

Meet Ecumen’s caring and committed professionals.

For more information, please call us at 218-625-7100 or click here to request information online.


Sue Akervik 
Director of Admissions

“I love working with our patients and families to help make their transition as smooth as possible.”


Loren Jouppi
Rehab Director 

“I love working at Lakeshore because I see the dramatic impact we have on restoring our patients’ independence and quality of life.”


Rita Walker
The Shores (Assisted Living & Memory Care Director)

“I enjoy the opportunity to meet with individuals and assist them in making a change in their lives that will allow them to live each day the way they wish and they can enjoy.”


Alex Rodriguez
Human Resources Director 

“I love my role because no day is ever the same. Everyday I am presented with new challenges and situations which really helps me to stay focused and engaged. Our leaders encourage us to grow and welcome our ideas.”


Lindsay Biddle
Chaplain, Doctor of Ministry 

“As your Chaplain, I am called to support residents, their family members, and all members of the Ecumen team as we enjoy community together here at Lakeshore.”


Alice Pesonen-Johnson
Director of Nursing 

“Lakeshore helps their patients get their lives back.”


Roxanne Sternberg
Director of the Crest (Independent Apartments)

“I enjoy working at Lakeshore because of the wonderful people I am blessed to interact with each and every day! Not only is Ecumen Lakeshore a beautiful place to live … it is a beautiful place to work.”


Johnny Barnstorf
Dining Director

“I enjoy working at Ecumen Lakeshore because every day is a new adventure and I get to work with a tremendously talented team.”


Jena Evans
Community Relations Manager 

“I truly enjoy connecting with our Ecumen Lakeshore community (and beyond).”

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