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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clark Daffern is a Senior Vice President in the Private Client Group division of Kibble & Prentice and prior to this, was a founding partner and President of the Pacific Rim Financial Group. Clark is a fellow in the Life Underwriters Training Council, a Senior Affiliate with ESOP Capital Strategies and he is a Certified Business Advisor for General American Life Insurance Company.×
Ms. Shannon has over 25 years of experience in global senior management and leadership and currently is Senior Vice President of Human Resources with Boeing Employees Credit Union.×
Brian Garrett is a structural engineer working as a project manager for Berger/ABAM Engineers Inc. in Federal Way.×
Steve is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and enjoyed a long career with the Weyerhaeuser Company. Steve participates and has held leadership positions with the Browns Point United Methodist Church, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers – Seattle Chapter, the Society of Competitive Intelligence – national Ethics Director, and the Conference Board of the Council of Competitive Analysis.×
Ed has built a career in Human Resources management; most recently as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Weyerhaeuser.×
Rev. Magnuson is a retired United Methodist pastor who most recently served Redmond United Methodist Church. Dennis has served the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Church all of his close to 40 years as a pastor. In addition to the Redmond UMC he has also served churches in Bainbridge Island and Puyallup. Dennis attended Pacific Lutheran University and did his theological training at Iliff School of Theology in Denver.×
Rev. Dr. Parrish has served United Methodist Churches across the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference since 1972, as pastor, Seattle District Superintendent and Conference Treasurer. Craig retired January 1, 2014 and has been around Wesley Homes for many years having worked in the Conference built the office located on the Des Moines campus. Craig has served on the Board of Trustees of Bay View Manor, Seattle; and understands the ministry of continuous care.×
Jerry Flagel had a long career with Boeing in computer networks and technology. Jerry is a life-long United Methodist and has served on the Pacific Northwest Conference Board of Pensions, serving eight years as its Chair. He serves as a Trustee of the Fairwood United Methodist Church and is currently chairing the Stewardship Committee at his church. Jerry is from the Renton area.×
Jeani retired in 2003 after 35 years in elementary, public education here in our area. She has also served in other leadership and consulting positions related to education and has served the community through membership on the Auburn Food Bank Board and Advisory Board, the Auburn Human Services Board, and now serves on the Wesley Homes Lea Hill Campaign Advisory Board. Jeani’s expertise in public speaking has gained her notoriety and as have her books related to Elementary Education.×
Brent is currently the Director of Intellectual Property and E-Business Services at Russell Investment Group.×
Jack is not new to Wesley Homes and the work of the Trustees. He served as the President of the Board of Trustees in 1979. Jack served the US Navy and graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He received a master’s degree from Cal Tech in 1948. Jack enjoyed a very long career with the Boeing Company, offering leadership in Research and Development, the Military Division, and the Commercial Sales Division. He is active in the United Methodist Church, the Wesley Homes Quality First Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, and docents and lectures at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Wesley Homes is fortunate that Jack is also a resident in one of our Terrace Cottages.×
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.
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:
Wesley Homes is on the right path with Quality First
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Wesley Homes is proud to be affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. Our relationship with the Church is strengthened by the participation of church delegates as Corporate Members. Corporate Members come together twice a year in May and October to hear updates about Wesley Homes' finances, accomplishments and new projects.
Our annual meeting is held in May. At this meeting Corporate Members elect the Board of Trustees and receive the audited financial report of the corporation.
Corporate Members are key liaisons within the many United Methodist churches in the Pacific Northwest Conference. Wesley Homes relies on them to share information from the bi-annual corporation meetings as well as offer resources and programs that Wesley Homes can provide for their congregations.
Contact us to see how you can become a Wesley Homes Corporate Member. Corporate Members must be active members of a church within the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church.Contact Us
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