Organized for Bold Action

Commissioner Conversations 2019

Coming this summer to a Hennepin County district near you

Join Beacon congregation members as we learn about the resources needed for supportive housing, including rental assistance. Hear Hennepin County Commissioners discuss the county’s role and the potential to be an ally in our work with the legislature. Be part of these exciting conversations as we explore Beacon’s future policy efforts and what it will take so all people have a home.

All conversations are 7 – 8 p.m.

Click on the commissioner's name and district to register:


Tuesday, June 25           Commissioner Angela Conley, District 4
St. James AME Church, 3600 Snelling Ave., Minneapolis

Wednesday, July 10       Commissioner Marion Greene, District 3
                                         Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis

Tuesday, July 16             Commissioner Debbie Goettel, District 5
Woodlake Lutheran Church, 2120 W. 76th St., Richfield

Wednesday, July 31       Commissioner Mike Opat, District 1
Elim Lutheran Church, 3978 W. Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale

Tuesday, August 13        Commissioner Jeff Johnson, District 7
St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 15600 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth

TBA                                  Commissioner Irene Fernando, District 2
Northwest Islamic Community Center, 3300 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth

TBA                                  Commissioner Jan Callison, District 6
St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3121 Groveland School Rd., Minnetonka


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Feel free to attend more than one conversation (where you live, where worship . . . )


Questions? Contact Kat Vann (651) 789-6260, ext. 214

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

Interested in forming a Beacon Leadership Team within your congregation? Considering serving on a Campaign Action Team? Connect with your Congregational Organizer today:

Minneapolis: Emily Goldthwaite Fries
St Paul & East Metro: Chris Smith
Southwest (Scott & Carver counties): Kristin Gilbert
Suburban Hennepin: Kat Vann


Housing Statistics by County


Beacon congregations build relationships within their congregations, with leaders and advocates in other congregations, and with their elected officials to influence public policies and funding for programs, services and buildings that build homes. Together we say that all people deserve a home that's affordable and safe.