Who We Are.

Meet Ecumen’s caring and committed professionals.

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Danielle Olson

Executive Director

Contact: DanielleOlson@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-7136
Address: 1415 Madison Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Danielle has worked for Ecumen since 2010, and joined the Ecumen Detroit Lakes campus in 2019. Danielle started as Director of Housing & Community Services at Ecumen managed Heritage Community in Park Rapids. She was also Executive Director for Ecumen managed Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park, MN.

Danielle has a BA from Concordia College, Moorhead MN in Healthcare Administration and Long Term Care Administration.

Danielle’s favorite part about working in long term care is the ability to make a difference in someone’s life each day.

Melissa Gillette

Admissions Coordinator

Contact: melissagillette@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-7152

Melissa has been a member of the Ecumen Detroit Lakes family since 2012. Currently, she is the Admissions Coordinator for our Transitional Care Unit and for the Emmanuel Nursing Home. She is our LEAN champion.

Melissa says, “I know I am making a difference in people’s lives daily.”

Laura Boreen

Human Resources Director

Contact: lauraboreen@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-7144

Laura started her employment with Ecumen at Sunnyside Nursing Home, and transferred to Ecumen Detroit Lakes in 2013 to lead our Human Resources department. Laura has a degree in Health Care Administration.

She is the M State Detroit Lakes ambassador and is being recognized for her talents and how her education has played a major role in her successful career.

Please call Laura for employment opportunities at Ecumen Detroit Lakes.

Laura says, “I feel very responsible for recruiting great talent and retaining our dedicated and caring staff. We truly have the BEST staff at Ecumen Detroit Lakes.”

Corinna Honer

Financial Director

Contact: corinnahoner@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-7111

Corinna has been with Ecumen since 1992 and has led the administrative and information technology department since 1994. She has degrees in accounting and information technology.

Corinna says, “It has been wonderful experiencing the evolution of technology and how it has impacted the lives of our clients and caregivers.”

Jennifer Bristlin

The Madison Housing Manager

Contact: jenniferbristlin@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-9431

Jennifer has been employed with Ecumen since 2004 and moved into the Housing Manager role in 2014.

Jennifer says, “My goal as a Housing Manager is to enhance the lives of those that I serve. I strive to add ‘color’ to our clients’ lives through building relationships with them and their families, providing a variety of activities and to keep them connected with their community.”

Kylie Johnson

Housing Director

Contact: kyliejohnson@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-9437

Kylie has been the Housing Manager at Ecumen Detroit Lakes Lamplighter Manor since 2007.

She has a degree in Business Management from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Sandy Lia

Marketing & Fund Development Coordinator

Contact: sandylia@ecumen.org

Sandy has served with the Ecumen family for 36 years. She has had several positions with the organization and currently serves as Marketing & Fund Development Coordinator as well as Special Events Team Leader for the entire Ecumen Detroit Lakes campus.

Sandy’s passion is to serve and “Make a Difference” in the lives of others. Her energy, enthusiasm and genuine concern for others is contagious. Sandy believes in the motto, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life.”

Paul Rudolph

Environmental Services Director

Contact: paulrudolph@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-7137

Paul has been the Environmental Services Director since March, 2007, overseeing campus-wide building projects, equipment repairs, housekeeping and laundry departments.

Paul has an industrial maintenance and hydraulics degree from Alexandria Technical College along with several HVAC and Facility maintenance certifications obtained throughout the years.

Pam Wellman

Service Coordinator Lamplighter Manor

Contact: PamelaWellman@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-7153
Address: 1425 Madison Ave

Pam Wellman

Pam has been with Ecumen Detroit Lakes since 2013 where she started as a health information coordinator. In 2014 she was hired to serve as the Service Coordinator for Lamplighter Manor. Prior to coming to Ecumen she worked in both hospital and clinic admissions as well as being CNA. She is currently a member of The American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC), Becker County Senior Network, Becker County Senior Council and Becker County TRIAD.

As the Service Coordinator for Lamplighter Manor, Pam provides assistance and access to community-based support and resources to senior and disabled adults, who need supportive services to maintain

Self-sufficiency. She states about her position, “There is nothing more gratifying than to assist residents in a way which will keep them living safely and independently in their homes”. She works closely with both the residents and their families to meet their needs.

When not at work Pam enjoys spending time with her two grown children and friends. She takes advantage of living in the lakes area by boating, golfing and long walks.

Brenda Labine

Life Enrichment

Contact: brendalabine@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-7157
Address: 1415 Madison Ave

Brenda has been part of the team at Ecumen Detroit Lakes since 1998. Currently, she is a Life Enrichment Specialist on the Memory Care Unit. She has a degree in Therapeutic Recreation from UND. She facilitates the Alzheimer’s Support Group and serves on the Board of the MN Statewide Activity Professionals.

Brenda says, bringing meaning, comfort and joy to those she serves is her mission.

In the words of Maya Angelou, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Ashley Ratz

Staffing Coordinator

Contact: AshleyRatz@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-7186
Address: 1415 Madison Ave

Ashley Ratz has been the Staffing Coordinator for the nursing home since 2015.

She has an Associate’s Degree in Human Resources from M-State Moorhead, and is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Health Care Management through University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Julie Gray

Laundry Supervisor

Contact: JulieGray@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-7138
Address: 1415 Madison Ave

I have worked at Ecumen for 34 years.

I enjoy camping, watching movies and spending time with family & friends.

Deanna Braun

Housekeeping Supervisor

Contact: DeannaBraun@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-7149
Address: 1415 Madison Ave

Deanna Braun has devoted over 35 years to Ecumen Detroit Lakes. Deanna currently serves as Housekeeping Supervisor.

Deanna has also served as a certified nursing assistant. Deanna enjoys the direct contact with residents and building relationships that last a lifetime.

She is also known as a “ Singing Housekeeper.”

Peter Gallatin


Contact: Peterfritch-Gallatin@ecumen.org
Phone: 218-844-7141
Address: 1415 Madison Ave

Peter Gallatin came to Ecumen Detroit Lakes as Chaplain in October of 2014.

In addition to his Chaplain duties, Peter also oversees the Life Enrichment department and Volunteers.

Peter graduated from MSU-Moorhead in 1995 with a degree in Mass Communications. He went on to Luther Seminary receiving his Masters of Arts in Youth and Family ministry in 1998. Peter worked in youth ministry for nearly 20 years, including working as a consultant to help churches rebuild their youth programs.

Peter finds his work at Ecumen Detroit Lakes rewarding and loves seeing the youth come out in all the residents!

Philippians 4:4—Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

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