Diakon Senior Living & Housing Services

Michelle Gaugler

Michelle Gaugler is Executive Director of Luther Crest, a Diakon Continuing Care Retirement Community in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She 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. 

Before being named Executive Director in February 2021, Ms. Gaugler was Senior Director of Resident Services and Nursing Home Administrator; she continues as NHA. She began her work at Luther Crest in 2016 as Personal Care Home Administrator. She was then promoted to her most-recent position, a role in which she assisted operations in both personal care and nursing care. She also collaborated with the senior living community’s care navigator to assist independent living residents. 

Ms. Gaugler has 28 years of experience in long-term care, six of that in administration. A licensed Nursing Home Administrator, licensed Personal Care Home Administrator and licensed social worker, she holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University.

Before joining the Luther Crest staff, Michelle served as Executive Director of another senior living community and, prior to that, as a Director of Social Services. 

Ms. Gaugler can be reached at (610) 398-8011.