Living the Mission

Wesley is a faith-based organization providing retirement communities and a network of services for older adults.

With love and joy, we are called to meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of those we serve.

We affirm the worth of all those we serve and those who provide service.

Wesley is a mission driven not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Wesley (originally Wesley Gardens) was established in 1944 from the dreams of Dr. Stanley Logan and the community of Methodists around him who found need for an alternate, communal way of living for older adults. His belief in building this community around a common faith of care and dignified support guides us still in all we do.

A Network of Services

Well known for its Des Moines community, Wesley has been home to generations of Northwest families. Today, Wesley has communities in Des Moines, Auburn and Puyallup and provides home health services for residents across King and Pierce counties.

Wesley’s vision is to build a network of services providing a continuum of care for older adults. This network offers a comprehensive array of services so that residents, clients and their families receive the care they need without having to leave their community.

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Executive Team

Wesley's executive team brings to life the direction and intent of the boards. Their knowledge of our mission focus coupled with the boards' strategic plan, and knowledge of those we serve and will be serving - including residents, staff and each other - is critical in securing the success of our business operations. The executive team keeps in mind at all times the faith-based promise that we make to our communities to serve and to give back.

Governing Boards

Our boards work in unison to guide Wesley in defining the direction of the organization through strategic goals and fiduciary oversight, and to ensure that the business is operating according to our mission.

Wesley is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of volunteer community and business leaders elected annually by corporate members from churches in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Board of Trustees elects members to The Wesley Community Foundation Board of Directors and The Wesley Community Health Services Board of Directors.

These boards define the direction of the organization through a scenario plan based on a set of living strategic goals and annual initiatives. Members of the Board of Trustees are elected each year at the Wesley annual meeting in May by members of the corporation. Each member of the board is elected for a three-year term and may serve up to three consecutive terms.

Board of Trustees

  • Joe Harmon Chair
  • Lynn Michaelis Vice Chair
  • Tim Searing Treasurer
  • Jeani Rottle Secretary
  • Ross Deckman
  • Jerry Flagel
  • Brian Garrett
  • John McGilliard
  • Ed Rogel
  • Steve Storms Past Chair
  • Jack Wimpress
  • Monte Windsor

Foundation Board of Directors

  • William Freitag Chair
  • Brian Frederick Vice Chair
  • Dick Jobst Secretary
  • Brian Garrett Treasurer
  • David Brooke
  • Suzie Burke
  • Al Franzen
  • Jeffrey Guite
  • Nancy Osborn
  • Brent Smith
  • Joanne Swanson

Health & Home Care Board of Directors

  • Mike Ricketts President/Secretary
  • Dennis Magnuson Treasurer
  • Cheri Keiler
  • Jill Poleskie
  • Trishisa Roberts
  • Jude Verzosa, MD



Quality First

Quality First is the national quality improvement initiative within the aging services field. It is a philosophy of quality and a framework for earning the public’s trust in our field.

LeadingAge Quality First is the way in which LeadingAge and its members accept responsibility for assuring that the people they serve receive quality care and services. Quality First makes providers directly accountable for excellence and distinguishes LeadingAge members as not-for-profit aging-services providers.

The LeadingAge Quality First Elements of Quality

Based on the fundamental values of quality in aging services, the LeadingAge Quality First 10 Elements of Quality provide a framework that covers a broad range of provider operations:

  1. Commitment
  2. Governance and Accountability
  3. Leading-edge Care and Services
  4. Community Involvement
  5. Continuous Quality Improvement
  6. Human Resources Development
  7. Consumer-friendly Information
  8. Consumer Participation
  9. Research Findings and Education
  10. Public Trust and Consumer Confidence
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Wesley is on the right path with Quality First

Jack Wimpress


Find out more about Wesley through our publication library.

2020 Annual & Social Accountability Reports

The Wesley: Fall 2019

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Wesley is a certified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Wesley takes its responsibility to provide a meaningful community benefit seriously. View our Social Accountability Report to see how we've given back through:

  • Charity care and subsidies
  • Support of other not-for-profit organizations
  • Community involvement
  • Active participation in fundraising for causes that affect seniors
  • Sponsorship of community activities

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