Who We Are.

Meet Ecumen’s caring and committed professionals.

For more information, please call (651) 257-4035 or click here to contact us online.

Darlene Shafer
Housing Sales and Marketing Director

Phone: 651-766-4465

Darlene Shafer has been an employee of Ecumen since February 2015, starting her career as the housing manager of Ecumen Parmly LifePointes in Chisago City. She moved into the role as Marketing Director for housing at Parmly LifePointes and Ecumen Point Pleasant Heights in October 2015. Darlene is a member of several senior networking groups, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Chisago Lakes Rotary. She likes to travel and socialize with family and friends. She also enjoys the entertainment her three cats provide.

Mara Krinke
Housing Director

Phone: 651-766-4464

Mara Krinke has been with Ecumen Point Pleasant Heights since January 2014. She was hired then as the Community Outreach Coordinator and moved into the Housing Director role at Parmly LifePointes and Ecumen Point Pleasant Heights in October 2015. Mara is a member of the Chisago Lakes Rotary Club as well as the Chisago Lakes Chamber, and stays active with both groups to help support our community. In her spare time, Mara enjoys camping, biking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.


Julianne Almquist
Tenant Services
Juli Almquist joined Ecumen Point Pleasant Heights in May of 2020.  She is responsible for planning activities & events in a safe manner, publishing Point Pleasant Heights’ monthly newsletter, and overseeing the front desk. She loves coming to work each day, helping tenants and visitors, and working with a great team here at PPH. Juli has been married for nearly 30 years, has two adult daughters – one recent graduate from the U of M Twin Cities who is now a biomedical engineer, and the other a Mechanical Engineering major junior also at U of M Twin Cities. She recently moved to the area and enjoys spending days on the lake, traveling, and attending U of M football games – mostly to see the band!

Ed Keen
Maintenance Lead
Ed Keen has been with Ecumen since 2015. He enjoys doing maintenance at Ecumen Point Pleasant Heights as it is a way for him to serve others. Ed likes to fish as well as garden, where he grows vegetables and raspberries. Ed enjoys spending time with his wife, his three grown boys, and 9 grandchildren.

Virginia (Jeannie) Donner
Dining Supervisor
Virgina (Jeannie) Donner has been an employee of Ecumen since December 2017 as the Dining Supervisor at Ecumen Point Pleasant Heights. She comes from a background in hospital Nutrition Services Management and has been in Food Service Management for over 25 years. Jeannie enjoys camping, fishing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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