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Doris & Carl Tuura, Attorney and Engineer

March 27, 2013

What year did you begin attending St. Philip the Deacon? 1987 What is your faith background? Doris: I am from rural Minnesota and attended a small-town Lutheran church, where Carl and I were married—the church has a bell in the steeple and a family friend rang the bell to begin the ceremony—it was a thrill […]

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Mark and Deb Allison, Business Owner and Sales Director

March 11, 2013

What year did you begin attending St. Philip the Deacon? We began attending St. Philip in 1996 or so. We had just moved to the neighborhood and were thrilled to have discovered St. Philip. What is your faith background? We were both baptized, confirmed and grew up in the Lutheran church. What is your professional […]

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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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Charlie Thomas, Industrial System Sales

September 6, 2012

What is your faith background? I was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke Presbyterian Church, a progressive, socially and politically active church in Wayzata.  My parents are still very active members and I attend a few services a year with them. When I got married, I transferred my membership to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in […]

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Mark de Naray, Executive

April 6, 2010

At St. Philip since: My wife Carol and I have been at St. Philip since 1996. Our faith background: Carol grew up in the Episcopal church. I was raised as a Catholic and went to parochial school through elementary school. We were married in college in an Episcopal congregation, but then stopped attending church – […]

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Matt Castens, Nurse and Clinical Educator

February 14, 2010

At St. Philip the Deacon since: 2003 Faith Background: My father is a Lutheran pastor in Chanhassen, so I grew up in the church. I was forced to services in my youth, avoided services during college, but always continued in my faith. As I moved into the real world, my longing for ritual and meditation […]

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Ginny Steele, Executive Education and Volunteer

February 2, 2010

At St. Philip the Deacon since: I joined St. Philip in 1989, and it has been my church home and refuge ever since. Faith background: I was raised Lutheran, attending church in my home town of Sedalia, MO. I got my undergraduate degree at Valparaiso University, a Lutheran college in Valparaiso, IN. After moving to […]

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