Baruch Senior Ministries Celebrates 25th Anniversary and Announces Executive Transition

Baruch Senior Ministries, a 501(c)(3) faith-based nonprofit, and the 13th largest nonprofit assisted living provider in the country, celebrates 25 years of serving seniors throughout the state of Michigan. Along with this celebration, Baruch announced an important transition within their Executive Team.


In 1997, Baruch Senior Ministries was founded with an emphasis on the spiritual care of residents and providing an affordable program that enabled seniors to make Baruch communities their homes. The Lifetime Promise adds the assurance that they can stay even in times of financial and medical hardship. Since then, the organization has grown to serve 27 communities across the state of Michigan and plans to continue to expand its reach and mission in the coming years. While the communities served span throughout the state, Baruch’s corporate office is located in Grand Rapids, MI.


On July 1, 2022, Baruch announced that their CEO and Founder, Tom Nobel, transitioned to the part-time role of Founder & Executive Chairman. In his place, Mitch McNeal assumed the role of President and CEO. Mitch has served as the President of Baruch Senior Ministries since 2018 and has devoted 11 years in total to the organization.


As of July 1, the Executive Team also includes the promotion of Connie Clauson as Chief Operating Officer and James Tew as Chief Financial Officer. Connie has been instrumental for 22 years in overseeing Baruch operations as Executive Vice President. James has also made major contributions as Vice President of Finance and developing Baruch’s in-house finance function.


“In a few months, we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Baruch, and more importantly, celebrating God’s goodness and blessings over those years,” Founder Tom Nobel said, “I’m confident that the executive team will continue to look to God’s guidance while using their gifts to honor God and serve people as they age.”


Baruch Senior Ministries is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring God by serving people as they age. Baruch currently has 27 assisted living communities across the state of Michigan that seek to care for seniors while upholding Biblical principles. Their focus in each community is to create a compassionate and loving environment where seniors can make a lasting home.

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