A.L. pastor named chairman of national Good Samaritan board

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Rev. John Holt, pastor at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, has been selected as chairman of the national board of directors for The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. He has been a member of the Good Samaritan Society’s 16-member board of directors since 2010.

Holt is excited about the future of the Good Samaritan Society and the assistance it can give to America’s seniors.

“The work that the Good Samaritan Society does is vitally important as a national leader in senior care, services and housing,” Holt said. “As a baby boomer myself and part of the generation that is approaching retirement age, I’m excited to help the Good Samaritan Society position itself to serve this generation. There are many who are ill-prepared for becoming older, and as the needs of this generation grow in 10 to 15 years, the mission opportunity for the society will grow.”

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Holt is a 1973 graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

According to a press release, the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea has always sought to create environments where people are loved, valued and at peace. As the largest not-for-profit provider of senior services and housing in the United States, our 21,000 staff members at more than 200 locations in 24 states work to make that vision a reality. The society continues to lead the way in supporting well-being by being an acknowledged, innovative leader in providing products and services for older adults and their families.