January 24, 2024
ST. PAUL, MN — Jon Lundberg, the president and chief executive officer of Ebenezer Senior Living, a subsidiary of Fairview Senior Services, has announced his plan to retire in September 2024.
Lundberg, who joined Ebenezer in 2007 as chief operating officer, rose to president and CEO in 2017. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in the growth of Ebenezer, seeing its expansion from fewer than 20 HOA sites to 40 management sites and 65 HOA sites.
Lundberg’s career included adapting to regulatory changes, such as the implementation of new assisted living regulations in 2020 and facing changes like the pandemic. In response to challenges posed by COVID-19, Lundberg fostered a close partnership between Ebenezer and Fairview Health Services. This collaboration led to the development of various programs and services aimed at effectively caring for and managing the post-acute patient population. Under Lundberg’s leadership, Ebenezer’s workforce expanded from 1,200 to 3,500 employees.
“They have taught me much and shaped who I am today in many different ways,” Lundberg said, reflecting on the impact of interacting with the seniors he encountered. “Nothing has been more meaningful than seeing the work that our staff perform every day, sometimes at incredible odds. They are the unsung heroes.”
A national search is underway to identify a successor who will uphold and advance the values and vision of Ebenezer. The search committee is committed to a thorough and inclusive search, seeking input from staff and various stakeholders to identify the best candidate for leading Ebenezer into its promising future.
“Throughout my time here, I’ve witnessed the opening of new doors and the emergence of new pathways, reflecting our enduring commitment to serving you with dignity, integrity, and compassion,” he said. “The innovation and quality of care that define Ebenezer will undoubtedly persist.”
Ebenezer Senior Living has provided community-centered care and living options for older adults for more than 100 years. Ebenezer includes more than 120 locations across six states, offering a comprehensive range of services such as independent and assisted living, memory care, transitional and long-term care, adult day programs, and childcare. In addition to senior care and services, Ebenezer Management Services (EMS) offers a host of capabilities in community development, management, and consulting.