Presbyterian Homes CEO Lindh To Retire After Almost 50 Years in Nursing Home Sector

Presbyterian Homes & Services’ president and CEO Dan Lindh has announced his retirement after a career of almost five decades with the organization.

The PHS board of directors has launched a national search for the next CEO.

The faith-based provider of senior housing, care and services anticipates that the leadership transition with Lindh will be completed by spring 2025.


Lindh has been a stalwart in the sector with a long and deep involvement through Presbyterian Homes.

Joining PHS in 1976 as an accountant, Lindh went on to serve in many leadership roles at the organization, including as PHS’ chief financial officer, chief administrative officer, head of project development and chief operating officer prior to being named president and CEO in 1996.

During Lindh’s tenure, PHS grew to become the third largest nonprofit provider of senior housing and services in the nation, providing care to more than 27,000 older adults through PHS-affiliated communities.


“I am humbled, thankful and privileged to have been part of this ministry for my entire career. I have been honored to work side-by-side with an outstanding board and a great leadership team, as well as capable and extraordinarily gifted staff,” said Lindh.

Presbyterian Homes has more than 1,400 nursing care beds.

Established in 1955, the St. Paul, Minn.-based Presbyterian Homes also owns Senior Housing Partners that develops communities for other older adult providers across the U.S., employing 7,500 staff  throughout 61 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and through Optage home and community services. 

PHS is also co-owner of Genevive, the largest geriatric primary care practice in Minnesota, providing comprehensive care and value-based services for more than 14,000 older adults. “Dan’s unwavering commitment to serving older adults, his never-ending energy to upholding a deeply rooted Christian culture and his incredible business acumen have been instrumental in building an organization deeply focused on living out its mission of enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults,” said Jim Green, chair of the PHS Board of Directors.

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