Former Society leader proud to be part of 100-year history

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1978 was a year of massive change for Dave Horazdovsky. 23 at the time, Dave graduated from Concordia College, got engaged and married to his wife Carol and began working for the Good Samaritan Society.

“I had heard this from somebody once, ‘Pick a good organization and stick with them.’ God’s hand was on me because the rest was history from there,” Dave says.

The Society’s former president and CEO (2003-2019) retired in 2020 after 42 years serving residents in a variety of roles.

“What bigger calling in life might there be? To work with an organization where it was born in the heart of God and to have that sense of responsibility,” Dave says. “The privilege of leading all the co-workers in partnership. I always felt it was a partnership. For the greater good of those we’re serving.”’

The place to be’

Dave’s first few months on the job at the Society were spent in administrator training at Good Samaritan Society – Blackduck in Minnesota. It quickly led to his first leadership role as the administrator of Good Samaritan Society – Windom.