Diakon Senior Living & Housing Services

Michael Christian

Michael Christian is Executive Director of Luther Crest, a Diakon Continuing Care Retirement Community in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is responsible for overall operations of the senior living community, which consists of senior living apartments and homes as well as a personal care community, memory support center and skilled nursing and rehab community. 

Mr. Christian joined Diakon in 2017 as executive director of Manatawny Manor, a Diakon Continuing Care Retirement Community in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, a role he held until January 2020. Before joining Diakon, he served as nursing home administrator of a short-term skilled care facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he served as a nursing home administrator at a long-term skilled nursing facility in Erie, Pennsylvania. In these roles, Mr. Christian worked with senior living and related services, including hospice, rehabilitation and personal care. He also previously served as a clinical analytics analyst, focusing on improving the quality of patient care through the use of evidence-based management.

Mr. Christian holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration with a minor in business, and a Master in Health Administration degree from the University of Scranton. As a graduate student, Mr. Christian conducted and presented research on patient satisfaction with hospice care at the MBAA International Conference. He also has been published in the Journal of Management Policy and Practice for his work pertaining to health and poverty. In addition, he served as vice president of his student chapter and continues to maintain membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  

Mr. Christian can be reached at (610) 398-8011.