Lutherans in Minnesota

Lyngblomsten selects new president/CEO

The Corporate Board of Directors of Lyngblomsten, a nonprofit senior care organization in St. Paul affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has announced the selection of Jeff Heinecke, current Administrator of Lyngblomsten Care Center, to succeed current President/CEO Paul Mikelson who will retire in October.

“The Board felt Jeff was uniquely positioned as not only knowing the industry, but also already knowing Lyngblomsten,” said Charles Norton, chair of the corporate board. “Jeff has proven himself to be an outstanding and compassionate leader of the Lyngblomsten Care Center.”

“Lyngblomsten has a reputation of setting a high standard for quality in the services we provide in all areas of our organization,” Heinecke remarked. “Impassioned, creative, and loyal staff have made this possible.”

Heinecke has worked as a nursing home administrator since 1997, serving the Good Samaritan Society until going to Lyngblomsten in 2005. Heinecke holds a B.A. in public administration from St. Cloud State University. He is active in long-term care advocacy at the state and federal levels, mentors long-term care administrator students, and serves as the vice chair of the Managed Care Cabinet for Aging Services of Minnesota. Heinecke lives in Champlin and attends St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Brooklyn Park.

Heinecke will take the helm as president and CEO in early September, during which time Mikelson will step down and serve as an advisor until his retirement in mid-October.

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