The story of CRISTA Senior Living. A place of true inspiration.
CRISTA Ministries founder Mike Martin first walked onto the 55 acres of our main campus in 1948. It was then that he realized that this land was a precious gift. He brushed his hair back, straightened his tie, then reached down and took off his shoes—just like Joshua from the Old Testament. As he walked barefoot across this site in Shoreline, he claimed Joshua 1:3, "Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you..."
That inspired moment marked the foundation of CRISTA Ministries and CRISTA Senior Living. Today, our 60-year legacy of love and commitment continues. People of all faiths come to our two communities to live a rich and full life, driven by a common bond of serving others.