Beth Sparling Appointed Chief Operating Officer

Beth Sparling COO

Burlington, NJ — The Board of Trustees of Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ (LSMNJ) has appointed Elizabeth (Beth) Sparling as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer effective July 21, 2015.

Making the announcement, LSMNJ President and CEO Colleen Frankenfield noted, “The level of commitment that Beth has demonstrated in positions of increasing responsibility, since she joined LSMNJ in 1998, was recognized by our leadership team. Her broad experience in senior healthcare and living and the many skills she brings to her new position will be valuable assets to the organization, as we move forward with enhancing our programs and services across New Jersey.”

Most recently, Beth served as vice president and executive director at Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community in West Caldwell, NJ where she was responsible for the overall operation of the 48-acre senior community including 281 independent living apartments and cottages, a 66-bed skilled nursing/sub-acute rehab unit, 48 assisted living apartments, 18 dementia care apartments, and a wellness center. Previously she filled numerous roles at Crane’s Mill including that of the health services administrator and earlier was employed by four other long term care providers.

In her new role, Beth will be integrally involved in the supervision of Crane’s Mill, as well as Lutheran Crossings Enhanced Living at Moorestown and Lutheran Senior Life at Jersey City. Her passion for ensuring an individual’s life enrichment is apparent in Beth’s dedication to her chosen career, working with seniors at a local and state level. A graduate of Elon University (NC) with degree in human services and a concentration in gerontology, Beth is a licensed nursing home administrator (LNHA), a certified assisted living administrator (CALA), a certified dementia care professional (CDCP), and a certified social worker (CSW).


Established in 1904, Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ is a mission-driven, grace-filled, not-for-profit organization committed to using its combined expertise to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.