Meet our caring and committed professionals.

Each member of our innovative leadership team has years, if not decades, of experience in working with Assisted Living and Memory Care residents. Our team’s mission is to empower individuals to live richer and fuller lives.


Ashley Bontjes
Executive Director

Phone: 952-658-5460

Ashley is originally from Brainerd, MN. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, and graduated with a degree in Healthcare Leadership and Long-Term Care Administration. After college, Ashley spent a year in Billings, Montana as an Administrative Intern at a long-term care organization called St. John’s United. Montana is absolutely beautiful and she definitely did her fair share of hiking in the mountains!

 Ashley enjoys spending summer weekends in Brainerd with her family and friends at the lake, and one of her favorite summer activities is going fishing with her dad. Her family has two dogs named Risto and Stella who both love to go on walks. In her free time, Ashley watches the show “Friends,” likes doing yoga, or going for a run.

“I am super excited to be a part of the team here at Ecumen Centennial House and I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone!”


Jessica Kruse
Clinical Director 


Jessica is from Hampton, MN. She started her nursing career as a CNA at Centennial house and worked primarily in Memory Care.

She then went on to nursing school at Inver Hills and Graduated with her RN degree.

After graduation, Jessica went on to work in a skilled nursing facility and then to    Assisted Living.

Jessica is married and has 2 grown children. She also has 2 dogs named Trigger and Baxter. She enjoys family time and family trips to Florida and well as weekend getaways to the North Shore. She loves photography and scrapbooking in her free time.

“I am excited to be back here with Centennial House and hope to make a meaningful impact while here. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you and your families.”

We welcome Jessica and look forward to sharing in her successes as she leads our clinical team!

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