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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 family and close friends. Rachel has a passion for antiques, art, decorating, fashion, attending concerts, Maverick Hockey Games, and other sporting events.

Becky Nasers
Clinical Director

Becky Nasers, RN plays an important role as the Clinical Director for Ecumen Prairie Hill and Ecumen Sand Prairie. Becky earned her Bachelor of Nursing from Rasmussen College in Mankato. Prior to working for Ecumen St. Peter, Becky managed the VA Clinic in Mankato and worked at the Thro Company (now called Monarch Healthcare Management) in Mankato. Favorite part of her job?  Becky states, “I enjoy the employee teamwork and working with the wonderful residents."  When she is not caring for others Becky enjoys quilting, camping, reading books, watching movies, going for walks and playing with her grandchildren.

Krista Hesse
Human Resources Specialist

Krista is the Human Resources Specialist for Ecumen Prairie Hill and Ecumen Sand Prairie.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Prior to working for Ecumen she was a Direct Support Professional for people with severe and persistent mental health issues and then a Staffing Coordinator/HR Specialist for Rose of Sharon Manor in Roseville, MN.  Krista's favorite part of working at Ecumen is, "Everyone is so welcoming and are genuinely caring people.  I also enjoy the quality of care that is given here. Our residents are not just a number and they receive such great and personalized care which is hard to find."  When not working Krista enjoys spending time with family, joking around, being on the lake, fishing, running and cuddling with her cat.  She also enjoys eating ice cream and shopping.

Kristi Ellwein
Sales & Marketing Manager

Phone: 507-484-2216

Kristi Ellwein, RN has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communication with minors in Marketing and Sociology from Minnesota State University-Mankato.  She also received her RN licensure from South Central College.  She has worked as a Brand/Advertising Manager at Taylor Corporation's wedding division and also as a PCA and RN at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato.  Kristi's favorite part of her job is, "Getting to know the residents and their families.  Everyone has their unique story and I love learning from them.  It's a honor to help make Ecumen home for them."  In her free time Kristi enjoys attending her kids' sporting events, spending time with family and friends, being at the lake, decorating and watching movies.

Becky Tapper
Ecumen Sand Prairie Life Enrichment Coordinator

Phone: 507-934-5206

Becky Tapper has served residents for many years at Ecumen Sand Prairie as the Life Enrichment Coordinator bringing wonderful activities to residents. Becky honors residents with a "Lifestyle Covenant." This agreement shapes how Becky meets residents' care needs while honoring their individuality, interests and lifestyle wishes.  Prior to Activities, Becky has always been a caregiver, as an in-home daycare provider for 27 years. In her spare time, Becky enjoys spending time with family and watching her grandkids playing sports and reading. Becky is also active in her church serving on the church ladies committee and the fellowship club. Her favorite thing about her job is, “Being able to make the residents happy and seeing their smiles every day.”

Doug Mehlhaff
Environmental Services Director

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 residents' 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.”

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