About Us

St. John Lutheran Home, located in Springfield, Minnesota, was founded in 1901 as the St. Johns Hospital and old folks home.

St. John has evolved over time, and is now St. John’s Circle of Care, a large senior campus with the ability to care for all needs a person may have while they are aging.  We have a variety of housing options and services available. Lifestyle options include: Caretaker and Home Health care services, subsidized rent at Senior apartments, Housing with Services, Dementia care,  Skilled Nursing care and short-term rehabilitation. In addition, St. John’s offers the GrandKids and V.I.K. child day care and Kindergarten Readiness programs, which allow children and seniors to interact each and every day.

The St. John’s Circle of Care is a not for profit corporation. The governing board is made up of one representative from each of seven affiliated local Lutheran congregations and four ‘at large’ representatives from the surrounding area. 

Membership from the corporate churches consists of:

  • St. John Lutheran, Springfield
  • St. Paul Lutheran, Springfield
  • Sundown Lutheran, Springfield
  • Zion Lutheran, Springfield
  • New Hope Lutheran, Comfrey
  • Christ Lutheran, Stately Township
  • Trinity Lutheran, Sleepy Eye

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Dan Olson – Chair Gary Poortvliet-Director
Laurie Fredin – Secretary Pat Renberg – Treasurer
Jo Schwartz – Director Randy Therkilsen – Vice Chair
Gilbert Anderson – Director Sue Steinke – Director
Paula Roiger-Director
Ken Hemmingsen – Director