Meet the executive director of Luther Oaks 

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Doug Rutter
Executive Director

Doug is a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Illinois with successful leadership experiences in life plan communities (also referred to as continuing care retirement communities, CCRCs) as well as more rehab-focused post-acute settings.


Prior to joining Luther Oaks in this leadership role he was administrator at Heartland of Normal, where he managed the operations for 97 skilled nursing residences, and was recognized as a peer leader to provide mentorship and on-boarding education.


Doug shares experience in building a sense of community, customer service, teamwork and relationship development. Doug's professional career has also been Christian mission-driven. Prior to service in senior living, he was a teaching pastor and executive director at the 4,000-member Eastview Christian Church in Normal. He began his career at State Farm as a business analyst.


Originally from Mount Carmel, he graduated from Lincoln Christian University with a bachelor of arts in Christian ministries. Doug joined the team at Luther Oaks on October 2, 2017.