Miller, who spent the past 11 years working for Youthville, thinks he will enjoy serving people at the other end of life as well.

"I get to help residents make their lives meaningful," he said. "I want each resident to feel at home."

Miller, 38, a native of Valley Center, graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a degree in social work. He has since obtained master's degrees in social work and business administration from Newman University.

Miller and his wife, Tammy, have four children. The family enjoys sports and attending the Kechi Playhouse.

Miller worked as a foster care supervisor, case manager and residential unit supervisor for Youthville, one of the largest nonprofit child welfare agencies in Kansas.

At the Masonic Home, he will oversee operations of the assisted living and independent living facilities, which have more than 120 residents. Miller completed his training for a nursing home administrator license there in 2010.

The Masonic Home, opened in 1896, is now open to the public and provides a full continuum of care. Miller said he's excited to be part of "culture change" at the home.

"We're making it a neighborhood and a part of the community," he said.