Christian Horizons, a leader of senior living based in the Midwest, has named Kate Bertram as president and CEO. Within this role, Bertram will provide strategic oversight to fulfill the organization’s mission of empowering seniors through faith-led service. She will manage over 1,500 staff members providing care for older adults in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Iowa.

“The Christian Horizons board of directors and I are pleased to name Kate as our next president and chief executive officer,” said Christian Horizons Board Chairman, Nicolas Filing. “We are confident that her experience, character, and leadership will usher in a bright future for Christian Horizons.”

Bertram joined Christian Horizons in March 2022 as chief operations officer, building on 20 years of experience in senior services. She has an MBA from Mount Mary University and has been an active participant in the aging services industry including LeadingAge Wisconsin and the National MS Society – WI Chapter.

While serving as COO at Christian Horizons, Bertram spearheaded culture development and post-pandemic recovery. Under Bertram’s leadership on the executive team, Christian Horizons has shifted its focus into growing its life plan community portfolio. 

Bertram has previously served as a board member on the Wauwatosa Montessori PTSA and Wauwatosa YMCA. A passionate educator, Bertram has also acted as an adjunct professor at Mount Mary University, according to Linkedin. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Christian Horizons owns and operates a portfolio of seven life plan campuses and five stand-alone older adult communities offering independent, assisted and supportive living.