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Presbyterian Homes & Services announces CEO retirement and transition plan

Dan LindhPresbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) President and CEO Dan Lindh has announced his retirement after a career of more than 47 years with the organization.   

The board of directors of the St. Paul faith-based provider of senior housing, care and services projects the leadership transition with Lindh to be completed by spring 2025.   

Jim Green, chair of the PHS Board of Directors, commented, “We are grateful for Dan’s leadership of PHS and the impact his service has had on tens of thousands of residents, families, donors, employees and communities over his 47 years at Presbyterian Homes & Services. 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.”  

Lindh joined PHS in 1976 as an accountant. Over time, he has served as 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 has grown 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 and Optage® home and community services.  

“It’s been an incredible blessing to be part of a mission and purpose of honoring God by enriching the lives and touching the lives of older adults and those who serve them,” said Lindh. “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.”  

The PHS Board of Directors has launched a national search for the next CEO.   

About Presbyterian Homes & Services  

Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), St. Paul, Minn., is a nonprofit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high-quality housing choices and care and service options for older adults. Some 7,500 employees serve more than 27,000 older adults through 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. In addition, PHS owns Senior Housing Partners that develops communities for other older adult providers across the country. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader dedicated to promoting independence, purposeful living and overall well-being for those they serve.    

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