Meet Al!

Meet Al Born in 1919 in Bertha, Minnesota, Al had some change of scenery, moving from Verndale to Minneapolis and finally settling in the Saint Cloud area when he was about two years old. His dad was a barber who worked in a shop, in downtown Saint Cloud, until he was 95. His mom was a teacher in Verndale until

Meet Sandy

Meet Sandy   Sandy was the youngest of five children and grew up in Minneapolis. Her mom worked for Honeywell and her dad was a street sweeper for the City of Minneapolis.  She graduated from Patrick Henry High School. She worked for Hayes Potato Farm sorting potatoes for two weeks before landing a job for Court Administration for Sherburne County.

Laundry Aide / Housekeeper Nursing Home

Laundry Aide / Housekeeper Job Summary: This is two jobs that have combined to make one full-time position, with Laundry Aide being the primary responsibility.  The Laundry Aide is responsible to maintain a clean and odor free atmosphere at Good Shepherd in all public areas and resident accommodations. The housekeeper is responsible to maintain a clean, odor free, and safe environment for Good

Meet Eileen

Meet Eileen – Eileen grew up in Virginia, Minnesota. During her high school years, her family moved to Roseau. Eileen was active in cheerleading and music, playing in the band and singing in the choir. Those younger years really helped develop a passion for music that has lasted her entire lifetime. She met a man through her Church. Vernon had

Meet Violet

Meet Violet – Violet was born and raised in Libertyville, Illinois but later moved Zion. She has a very large family. Violet had seven brothers and four sisters who predominantly live between Milwaukee and Chicago. She considers this whole area home. They are a very close family and have always kept in touch. Nowadays they use Facebook to stay connected.

A Word From Our CEO

I would like to commend the Legislature and the Governor for passing and signing into law the new LTC Reform Package.  As I’ve been out in the public, I’ve had many people ask me how the reform package has affected our organization.  I have prepared a number of bullet points to address that very question: As the legislature was in

Meet Michelle

Meet Michelle –   Michelle Vasek has worked for Good Shepherd for over five years and is the Director of Home Care Services. Michelle is very passionate about nursing and has infused her 30+ year career with recruiting, teaching, training and mentoring new nurses. Over the years, she has held many types of nursing positions including aide, floor nurse, hospice,

Meet Edna

Meet Edna Edna grew up on a farm in Sartell with her two brothers and two sisters. Her dad was a farmer who raised cattle for Coborn’s, while her mom took care of the house. Along with cooking for the family her mom also cooked for the hired hands on the farm. Her chicken noodle soup was a favorite of

Meet Leo

Meet Leo Leo grew up on a dairy farm in Sartell with his five brothers and three sisters. Going to country school until 8th grade, he jokes that one day he walked in the front door and out the back. He loved everything about farm life; even picking rocks. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing softball with the neighbors. He

Meet Chyrel

Meet Chyrel Chyrel was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She grew up near Como Lake and Zoo where her dad owned a trucking company and her mom stayed at home to tend to the children and the house. The youngest of four, Chyrel liked to play outside with her sisters and brother and the neighbor kids. After graduating from high