Aldersgate Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

Aldersgate United Methodist Retirement Community, a leading not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Charlotte, N.C., is pleased to welcome Luther (Luke) Short as Chief Financial Officer.

Charlotte, NC, September 30, 2013 --( Aldersgate United Methodist Retirement Community is pleased to welcome Luther (Luke) Short as Chief Financial Officer.

As Chief Financial Officer, Short will be a key member of the organization’s leadership team and maintain responsibility and accountability for the financial affairs of the company.

Throughout his career, Short has demonstrated solid strategic planning and leadership skills, making him a valuable new member of the Aldersgate team.

“Luke’s background at retirement communities and demonstrated successes in financial and operational management are a perfect match to help us achieve our goals in the coming years,” said Suzanne Pugh, President and CEO of Aldersgate. “His experience and financial knowledge will be instrumental as we continue to redefine excellence in continuing care services for older adults.”

Prior to joining Aldersgate, Short served as Chief Financial Officer for Epworth Villa, a retirement community located in Oklahoma City, Okla. He has also served as Controller for Medford Leas, a retirement community in Medford, N.J. and as Vice President of Finance at Peninsula United Methodist Homes, a multi-site continuing care retirement community in Hockessin, Del.

Short holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Washington College and a Masters of Business Administration from Wilmington College.

About Aldersgate

Since 1948, Aldersgate United Methodist Retirement Community has provided excellent continuing care services for older adults through independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing lifestyle options. For more information about Aldersgate, please contact Tim Rogers, Director of Mission Advancement, at (704) 532-7090 or visit our website at
Aldersgate UMRC, Inc.
Tommy Hudnall
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