Who We Are

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Our Partner Congregations

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran

Christ the King Lutheran

Messiah Lutheran

Crossview Covenant

Hossanna Lutheran

Centenary UMC

St. John's Episcopal

St. John the Baptist Catholic

Holy Rosary Catholic

First Presbyterian


Connections Ministry began as a coalition of downtown churches in Mankato Minnesota, coming together to best serve those in the community seeking assistance and resources.  Out of the intentional relationships built through our Community Connectors, it was determined that one of the best ways

we could make a difference was to open a rotating shelter.  Partnering with 8 local congregations,  Connections launched the shelter October 31, 2017.  Over the course of that season we hosted over 125 individuals and families. Led by Rev. Collette Broady Grund and Rev. Erica Koser, Connections Ministry has moved  to a permanent location, expanding from 25 beds to 35 beds, and building capacity to become a year round low barrier emergency shelter.