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Our History

In 1948, the Pacific Coast Conference Mennonites began a rescue mission in Portland, Oregon. Part of the vision of that mission was to create a farm home outside of the Portland area for recovering alcoholics to work on a farm.

By early 1949, a 160-acre farm was donated and a home was built. The farm operated until 1955, at which time the farm home was converted into a nursing home. The rescue mission continued to operate as such until about 1970.

Several additions and remodels of Rock of Ages occurred as it operated under Pacific Coast Conference Mennonites until 1968. At this time Bible Mennonite Fellowship Inc., another group of Mennonite Churches, took over the operation.

Outdoors at Rock of Ages Valley View Retirement Village
Church pews at Rock of Ages Valley View Retirement Village

The board of directors made the decision to close the facility doors from 1973 until 1976 for renovation. It reopened as a 21-bed Residential Care Facility and has operated with RCF licensure since that date.

In 1989, plans were being made to build a small village and in 1991 we were building the first homes in Valley View Retirement Village. The 40 homes, most constructed as duplexes, now serve our more independent residents.

In 1995, the M.A.I.D.S. In-Home Care Program was started to meet the needs of those who required help in their own homes here on campus.

We now offer hospice care for those in need. Our program continues to grow and provide compassionate care for retired adults in our residences.

Our Mission

A caring community, nurturing friendships,
thriving by serving each other, representing
Jesus and His servant example to all people.


Our Vision

Providing a home where our elders and the
most vulnerable find respect, honor, and
friends. Trustworthy and committed staff

serving in a setting where individuals are
blessed by God’s love and creation.

Rainbow sky over McMinnville, OR

Amy P.

Rock of Ages provide quality care for loved ones. They do this through compassionate and understanding staff who support their residents and their families. The facilities are always well-kept. Residents are treated as family and are well-loved.

Jan N.

My husband and I moved to our Valley View retirement home in December 2019. We often say to each other “it’s like living in a resort, but better”. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. Many individual yards are show-stoppers. We are able to continue life-long hobbies such as work working, growing one’s vegetables in a community garden, exercise walking around a scenic walking path, landscape gardening, and participating in planned community events. Multiple community buildings are available for shared activities or to reserve for a special personal event. A well equipped fitness space is available that provides both cardiovascular and strength building equipment. Personal services such as toenail care, massage, and beauty/barber visits are easy to schedule. When one needs assistance, be it a medical visit to the nurse practionener, help with moving furniture, meals delivered, or personal living assistance, it is only a phone call away. We find the Staff here are exceptional, whether it’s a caregiver, a kitchen helper, or a maintenance expert. We are well pleased with our choice to spend our elder years here in this caring community and environment.

Eleanor F.

Two and one-half years ago, my husband fell ill and required hospitalization. When he was to be released, we were allowed to bring him to stay at the Transitional Care unit rather than a large commercial nursing home because of the reputation for quality of care provided by Rock of Ages. Everything he needed or required in personal and/or hospice care was provided. His room was a large roomy suite with a valley view and included an attached room for family. The caring staff also provided the support I needed. I am ever grateful.

I have my own home here at Valley View in the quiet, peaceful and safe village neighborhood. I am surrounded by nice neighbors and nature. It’s a lovely place to live.

Delvin V.

Great staff to work with!

Our Staff

Bill Blank

Chief Executive Officer
Rock of Ages Retirement Community
Cell: (717) 826 2203
[email protected]

Bill Blank


Bill is an experienced leader having served primarily in faith-based      organizations and senior living for the past 20 years. Bill’s expertise is preserving and expanding an organization’s mission and in leading change. He has helped churches and not-for-profit, nationwide business clients resolve issues affecting their productivity, communication and service. He has advised pastors, congregational leaders and business leaders in a coaching environment regarding communication, best practices, healing, leading, processes and healthy transitions. He has assisted with developing mission statements, goals and policies, as well as advised leadership boards throughout the United States.

Most recently Bill served in a skilled nursing facility in Forest Grove as the Maintenance Director. Other responsibilities in elder care were at Prestige and Brookdale facilities.

Bill’s education includes Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Multnomah School of the Bible College, and Lancaster Bible College. For two years he participated in the Postgraduate Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Its Applications at the Bowen Center for the Study of Family in Washington, DC.

Bill’s desire is to promote the care of the senior living community and see each person as unique, gifted by God to live life to the fullest. He is known as someone who listens actively and is careful to understand all sides when there are differences.

Bill lives in Forest Grove, OR with his wife, Julie. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, skiing and traveling to the Oregon Coast for walks on the beach.

Karen Nisly

Karen Nisly

Chief Operations Officer

Karen has served over 30 years at Rock of Ages/Valley View, with compassion she has served various leadership positions. She is serving as the Director of Operations.

Ginger Teller

Ginger Teller

Financial Chief Officer

Ginger Teller has over 20 years of experience in Accounting and Compliance as a bookkeeper, auditor and investment management compliance associate. She is serving as our Bookkeeper.

Alex Kachkovskyi

Alex Kachkovskyi


Alex is serving as the Chaplain, to deliver spiritual guidance, emotional support, and practical assistance to the residents, families and employees.

Katya Ciriano

Katya Ciriano

Memory Care Administrator

Catya is an inspiring leader. She holds an Oregon RCF Administrators license. She is a great leader and guides quality care in our memory care center. Katya has worked for Rock of Ages for over 4 years.

Andrea Scott

Andrea Scott

In-Home Care Administrator (M.A.I.D.S.)

After 7 years as an in-home caregiver Andrea will become the administrator of MAIDS once she has completed her Administrator in-home certification.

Rebecca Cross

Rebecca Cross

Kitchen Manager

Rebecca, managing the kitchen and dining works with a smile, strives to improve dining and providing delicious meals for the residents and an excellent dining experience.

Spiritual Life Team

The team’s responsibilities include visitation for those needing support, showing compassion through a difficult time, and rejoicing together at times of celebration and achievements.

Job Opportunities

We are seeking Volunteers, Caregivers and a Bookkeeper

If you would like to help out as a volunteer, Come see us. There are tons of opportunities to help out!

To apply for a Caregiver position, which includes enhanced training for Alzheimer and dementia care with a positive approach, read our job description below and download the application today.

Village landscape at Rock of Ages Valley View Retirement Village

Our mission supports residents to live life with purpose!

Call 503.472.6212 or contact us to meet our team today!

Valley View Rock of Ages

15600 SW Rock of Ages Rd
McMinnville, OR 97128

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.