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Prayers for Sandy Hook

December 18, 2012

In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary last week, we stand in solidarity with all those who are grieving and experiencing such profound, devastating loss. We do not believe there are any easy or simplistic answers to questions like “Why?” or “How?,” and as we pray for the family members and [...]

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Brandon and Lana Jones, CPA and HR Professional

December 13, 2012

What year did you begin attending St. Philip the Deacon? 2001 What is your faith background? We both grew up in the small town (population 300!) of Langford, South Dakota and have lived a mile apart (or less…) for most of our lives. We both belonged to Langford Lutheran Church where we participated in church [...]

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Jerry & Bonnie Herbolsheimer, Retired Food Industry and Sales Training Professionals

November 29, 2012

At St. Philip the Deacon since: 1984 What is your faith background? Jerry: I was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod in Scribner, Nebraska. I remained a member of that church until I left for college and started a career. Bonnie: I was baptized and confirmed a Methodist in a small [...]

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Nick and Sue-Ellen Stephan, VP of Finance and Stay-At-Home Mom

October 31, 2012

How long have you attended St. Philip the Deacon? We moved to Plymouth, September 9th, 2001, from New Jersey and started attending St. Philip right after September 11th. What is your faith background? Nick was raised Catholic, and I was raised Lutheran. What is your professional background? Nick is a VP of Finance for a [...]

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Tim & Trish Johnson, Golf Course Industry and Stay-at-Home Mom

October 24, 2012

What year did you begin attending St. Philip the Deacon? We have been members since 1998 or so. What is your faith background? As children we were both blessed to grow up in Christian families. Tim has always attended a Lutheran Church and Trish grew up in the Catholic tradition. When our first son was born, we [...]

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Danielle & Patrick Glenn, Physical Therapist and Financial Analyst

October 8, 2012

What year did you begin attending St. Philip the Deacon? Danielle has been a member since 1994, Patrick has been attending since 2007. What is your faith background? Danielle grew up Lutheran and went through First Communion and Confirmation at St. Philip. Patrick was baptized in a Lutheran church when he was 7 and attended [...]

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Ben & Katrina Hovland, CFP and RN

October 2, 2012

What is your faith background? Ben was raised and confirmed at North Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids, MN.  Katrina was baptized, confirmed and raised at St. Philip the Deacon. What is your professional background and experience? Ben works as a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) with an independent broker dealer helping individuals achieve their financial [...]

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Guilherme & Eliana Schmidt, Financial Industry Executive and Non-Profit Founder

September 18, 2012

What is your faith background? We both grew up as Roman Catholics. What is your professional background and experience? GUILHERME: I work for a local privately held company in their financial business. I started with them in Brazil, and have worked for them for 23 years. The company moved me here to Minnesota in 1996. [...]

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