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Who We Are.

Meet Ecumen’s caring and committed professionals.

Lisa Hofferbert
Executive Director

Phone: 507-484-2203

Lisa has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management from Mankato State University.  Lisa has worked as the Development and Marketing Director of Benedictine Living Community of St. Peter and was the Marketing Director and Life Enrichment Coordinator at Monarch Meadows in North Mankato.  Lisa has been an active volunteer for Girl Scouts for the last ten years.  Her favorite thing about Ecumen St. Peter is the “amazing team we have at Ecumen Prairie Hill and Ecumen Sand Prairie.  I have seen so many wonderful acts of care, empathy and love for residents.”  When she’s not working, Lisa enjoys time with family, entertaining, camping and volunteering.

Rachel Hauschild
Resident Services Manager

Phone: 507-484-2202

Rachel has been employed with Ecumen since 2006, starting at Ecumen Pathstone prior to coming to Ecumen St. Peter in 2012.  Rachel attended Minnesota State University, Mankato earning a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies with Minors in Gerontology and Recreation Management.  Rachel has enjoyed her long tenure with Ecumen and says, “The best thing about my job is the team that I work with.  Every day we as a team get to help someone live their life to the fullest.”  Most of Rachel’s spare time is spent with my family and close friends.  Rachel has a passion for antiques, art, decorating, fashion, attending concerts, Maverick Hockey Games, and other sporting events.  

Heidi Lohre
Nursing Director Ecumen St. Peter

Heidi Lohre, RN, plays in important role as the Nursing Director for Ecumen Prairie Hill and Ecumen Sand Prairie.  Heidi earned her RN Associates of Science Degree at South Central College.  Prior to working for Ecumen St. Peter, Heidi has worked at the Director of Nursing at Old Main Village in Mankato and at Ecumen Pathstone in Mankato.  Heidi’s favorite part of her job is, “I love learning the histories and lives of our residents from their younger years!  I gain so much listening to the wisdom and experience all of our resident’s pass along.”  When she is not caring for others, Heidi enjoys reading, watching movies and books she can finish in one day!

Emily Dummer
Ecumen Prairie Hill RN

Emily Dummer, RN, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Nursing from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.  While attending St. Olaf, she was a member of Residence Life and an officer with the Student Nurse Association and Emily started working at Ecumen Prairie Hill as a Resident Assistant in the Memory Care.  In her spare time, Emily enjoys going to concerts, she has been to over 30 of them!  She also enjoys time with family and friends, watching movies, watching and playing sports and watercolor painting.  Her favorite thing about working for Ecumen is getting to know residents and hearing their stories.  She says, “I am such a big advocate for narratives and storytelling not only because of the history piece, but also because it brings people together and creates amazing bonds and connections.  Our residents have so much history and wisdom to share, and I feel so blessed to be able to be surrounded by them every single day!”

Doug Mehlhaff
Environmental Services Director

Phone: 507-484-2220

Doug is the Environmental Services Director in charge of Ecumen Prairie Hill and Ecumen Sand Prairie.  Doug has previously worked as Maintenance Coordinator for Ecumen’s Lake Crystal, Mapleton and New Richland communities and Sunrise Cottages in Mankato prior to that.  Doug has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, and a bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.  Doug has a love of gardening and has owned his own Landscape and Maintenance business called, Down to Earth Gardens.     Doug is active in church activities including choir, worship coordinator, grief share facilitator and confirmation mentor and also enjoys German cooking, baking, house projects, socializing and helping his neighbors and playing basketball with his boys.  About Ecumen St. Peter, Doug says, “What I like best about my job is that every day is different and challenging.  I enjoy feeling like I’m a part of the resident’s community and doing God’s work by always serving others. “

Tami Brandt
Business Office Manager

Phone: 507-934-5202

Tami joined Ecumen St. Peter as the Business Office Manager for Ecumen Prairie Hill and Ecumen Sand Prairie.  Prior to Ecumen, Tami worked as a Financial Specialist for Lutheran Social Services for 8 years.  Tami earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University in Open Study.  Her three main areas of study were Social Work, Health and Gerontology.  She also minored in Gerontology.  Tami also earned an Accounting Degree from Rasmussen College in Mankato.  In her spare time, Tami enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and her hobby is refinishing old furniture.  What she likes best about Ecumen St. Peter, “getting to know all of the residents.”

Janet Geisler
Ecumen Prairie Hill Life Enrichment Director

Janet Geisler, ADC, is a Certified Activity Director with the National Certified Council of Activity Professionals.  She studied Therapeutic Recreation at Mankato State University and earned a certificate of Advanced Activity Management at Ridgewater Technical College.  Janet also attended the Association of Faith Churches and Ministers and earned a Ministry degree and is also an Associate Chaplin.  Janet has 37 years in activities with work experience at the Le Sueur Nursing Home, St. Peter Community Healthcare Center /Benedictine Living Community of St. Peter, Monarch Meadows in North Mankato and Malastrana in New Prague.   Janet and her husband are members of the Auto Restorers Club of St. Peter and the New Creation Outreach Church in Mankato.  Janet enjoys art, fishing, being outdoors and loves to spend time supporting her grandchildren attending their many sporting events like horse shows, volleyball and basketball.  Janet loves spending time with residents; she says they are “fun!” She loves taking residents on outings like going to the theater to see plays and going fishing together.   Janet loves how she can “express her creativity in her job while serving residents.” 

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