301 Glen Street Southwest Hutchinson, MN 55350

Our Staff



Merline Duering

Executive Director


Merline Duering has over 35 years of experience in the senior care industry and 30 years in business management; currently holding her position at Prince of Peace Retirement Living for 20 years.  She is also the Pastor at Brownton Congregational Church and is active in many areas of ministry, including having served as a Sunday School Teacher, Wednesday Bible Study Teacher, Confirmation Teacher and Superintendent.

Merline currently serves as Treasurer for the McLeod County Providers Group and has served on two other community boards and acted as Treasurer for McLeod County Senior Expo.  She is a public speaker {both keynote and presenter} and co-founder/advisor to AAP of Hutchinson (Adults with Aging Parents), a support group that meets monthly offering educational and supportive information to the public regarding age related topics.

Merline has stated many times, “The continued success of Prince of Peace Retirement Living is by the grace of God and good staff!”  We are blessed with seven part-time employees; each bringing his or her unique talents.

Destini Doring

Services & Fundraising Coordinator


Destini Doring started with POPRL March 2015. She has 10 years of management/supervisor experience with 7 years in the senior care industry. She supervises the resident activities program and volunteer program. She is instrumental in the day to day activities and services available at POPRL.

She has been a council member on the McLeod County Senior Expo committee since 2015 and is co-founder/advisor to AAP of Hutchinson (Adults with Aging Parents), a support group that meets monthly offering educational and supportive information to the public regarding age related topics. Destini coordinates our fundraising and campaign programs we have throughout the year to keep our mission strong. In addition, she helps with planning and organizing the events we have throughout the year.

Lindsay Muchow

Foodservice & Housekeeping Supervisor


Lindsay Mae started with POPRL July 2016. She is an experienced cook who prepares our “home-cooked” meals and desserts Monday through Friday. In addition, she makes "homemade" bakery items for the morning coffee groups creating delicious scones, pastries, muffins, and rolls. She also supervises all kitchen and housekeeping staff.

Our Housekeeping/Kitchen Staff (HKS) is small but FANTASTIC and it includes Angie Miller, Colleen Bird and LouAnn Kulberg. Angie, Colleen and LouAnn do the housekeeping throughout the morning and help with the noon meal. The HKS staff rotates weekend and holiday cooking so our residents are able to partake in a nutritious meal 7 days a week.

Frank Pfarr

Maintenance


Frank Pfarr is in charge of maintenance and custodial duties. He is an integral part of apartment preparation and the overall appearance and cleanliness of POPRL.


Dixie Pfarr

Office Assistant


Dixie Pfarr, started as a volunteer and in 1999 joined the staff. She helps with the printing and mailing of monthly newsletter.'