Living the mission

Wesley Homes is a faith based organization providing retirement communities and a network of services for older adults.

With love and joy, we are called to meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of those we serve.

We affirm the worth of all those we serve and those who provide service.

Wesley Homes is a mission driven not-for-profit organization that provides a network of services offering a continuum of care for older adults. It is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Wesley Homes (originally Wesley Gardens) was established in 1944 from the dreams of Dr. Stanley Logan and the community of Methodists around him who found need for an alternate, communal way of living for olders adults. His belief in building this community around a common faith of care and dignified support for each other was the premise that Wesley Homes built on then and continues to build on today.

Wesley Homes’ history is a long one centered on mission and faith-based caring, the cornerstone of all that we do at Wesley Homes.

A Network of Services

Well known for its Des Moines retirement community, Wesley Homes has been home to generations of Northwest families since 1944. Today, Wesley Homes serves residents in retirement communities in Des Moines and Auburn as well as home health clients in their own homes in King and Pierce Counties.

Wesley Homes’ vision is to build a network of services providing a continuum of care for older adults. This network offers a comprehensive array of services so that residents, clients and their families receive the care they need in the place that they live without having to leave their community.

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Executive Team

Wesley Homes' Executive Team brings to life the direction and intent of the Boards. Their knowledge of our mission focus coupled with the Boards' strategic plan; and knowledge of those we serve and will be serving; including residents, staff and each other; is critical in securing the success of our business operations. The Executive Team likewise keeps in mind at all times the faith-based promise that we make to our communities to serve and to give back.

Governing Boards

Our boards work in unison to guide Wesley Homes in defining the direction of the organization through strategic goals, fiduciary oversight and to ensure that the business is operating according to our mission.

Wesley Homes is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of volunteer community and business leaders elected annually by corporate members from churches in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Board of Trustees elects members to The Wesley Homes Foundation Board of Directors and The Wesley Homes Community Health Services Board of Directors.

These Boards work in unison to guide the organization in defining the direction of the organization through a scenario plan based on a set of living strategic goals, and annual initiatives. Members of the Board of Trustees are elected each year at Wesley Homes' annual meeting in May by members of the corporation. Each member of the Board is elected for a three-year term and may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.

Board of Trustees

  • Ed Rogel Chair
  • Steve Storms Vice-Chair
  • Jerry Flagel Secretary
  • John McGilliard Treasurer
  • Brian Garrett
  • Joe Harmon
  • Dennis Magnuson
  • Dana Nelson-Peterson
  • Jeani Rottle
  • Tim Searing
  • Anne Shannon
  • Brent Smith
  • Jack Wimpress
  • Monte Windsor

Foundation Board of Directors

  • Brian Garrett President
  • Richard Jobst Vice-President
  • William Freitag Secretary
  • Brian Frederick Treasurer
  • David Brooke
  • Suzie Burke
  • Larry Carney
  • Llewellyn Ernst
  • Jeffrey Guite
  • Tracy Krueger
  • Walter Liang

Community Health Services Board of Directors

  • Dana Nelson-Peterson President & Treasurer
  • Sherri Olsen Vice-President & Secretary
  • Reg Branston
  • Niki Kirby
  • Jude Verzosa
  • Mike Ricketts

Quality First

Quality First is the aging-services field’s national quality improvement initiative. It is a philosophy of quality and a framework for earning the public’s trust in our field.

LeadingAge Quality First is the way in which LeadingAge and its members accept responsibility for assuring that the people they serve receive quality care and services. Quality First makes providers directly accountable for excellence and distinguishes LeadingAge members as not-for-profit aging-services providers.

The LeadingAge Quality First Elements of Quality

Based on the fundamental values of quality in aging services, the LeadingAge Quality First 10 Elements of Quality provide a framework that covers a broad range of provider operations:

  1. Commitment
  2. Governance and Accountability
  3. Leading-Edge Care and Services
  4. Community Involvement
  5. Continuous Quality Improvement
  6. Human Resources Development
  7. Consumer-Friendly Information
  8. Consumer Participation
  9. Research Findings and Education
  10. Public Trust and Consumer Confidence
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Wesley Homes is on the right path with Quality First

Jack Wimpress


Find out more about Wesley Homes through our publication library.

2016 Annual & Social Accountability Reports

The Wesleys: Summer 2016

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Wesley Homes is a certified 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.

As a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, Wesley Homes takes its responsibility to provide a meaningful community benefit seriously. View our Social Accountability Report to see how we've given back through:

  • Charity care and subsidies
  • Support of other not-for-profit organizations
  • Community involvement
  • Active participation in fundraising for causes that affect seniors
  • Sponsorship of community activities

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