St. John’s United is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1963 and owned by 25 Montana congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  The good work of St. John’s United spans the entire state of Montana, offering a wide array of services to older adults, families, and children—with no regard to religious preference, race, gender, age, diagnosis or disability.

With humble beginnings as Montana’s first HUD-financed senior retirement community, St. John’s has grown to become one of the largest providers for eldercare in Montana, consisting of 109 low-income retirement apartments, 186 skilled nursing beds, and two transitional care centers. As those within the baby-boomer generation continue to advance into their retirement years, the demand for our resident-centered care continues to grow.


St. John’s United is a place where every day for every age there is healing, meaning, and purpose.

Core Values

St. John’s United is committed to:

  • Being a mission directed organization, whose source is God’s Word of love and hope for all humanity through the gift of Jesus Christ.
  • Providing a continuum of caring in the midst of life transitions.
  • Providing appropriate care, service, employment and volunteer opportunities with respect and love for all people.
  • Being a leader in innovation and sharing our knowledge and gifts.
  • Taking risks on behalf of people in need.
  • Practicing stewardship through wise management of our gifts and resources.
  • Fostering faithful, effective collaborations and partnerships within and beyond the Lutheran Church.
  • Being a place where all people are engaged and celebrated as both givers and receivers of love.