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About Neighbors:

Neighbors is a non-profit, social-service agency serving the Northern Dakota County communities of Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Mendota, Sunfish Lake and Lilydale. Primarily through the service of volunteers, Neighbors provides emergency assistance and supportive assistance programs. Neighbors was established by local churches in 1972.


John Kemp, Executive Director

Joan Rhodes, Director of Programs

Rick Birmingham, Director of Development

David Miller, Director of Volunteer Programs

Scott Andrews, Foodshelf Assistant

Lon Berven, Program Coordinator

Laura Brigham, Bookkeeper

Shari Hansen, Supportive Services Program Manager

Barb Hosford, Database Specialist

Suzanne Lee, Communication Specialist (Furniture Match)

Audra Magel, Events Manager

Chuck Martin, Building & Grounds Superintendent

Yudihana Montes, Supportive Services Program Coordinator

Annie Nelson, Emergency Services Intake Specialist

Jenny Saunier, Emergency Services Intake Specialist

Steve Watanaskul, AmeriCorps VISTA Talent Engagement Coordinator


Board of Directors


Pastor Gail Alexander, Faith United Methodist Church, West St. Paul

Dave Coen, Treasurer, VP Commercial Lending, Key Community Bank, Inver Grove Hts.

Steve Cortinas, Vice President Plant Manager, Dakota Premium Foods, S. St. Paul

Brian Counihan, Senior IT Project Manager, Thompson Reuters, South St. Paul

Dr. Tim Felton, Twin Cities Foot & Ankle Clinic, Golden Valley

Scott Ganje, Vice President Market Manager, Bremer Bank, South St. Paul

John Glieden, President, Sherman Insurance, South St. Paul

Joe Gullerud, Vice President, Bester Brothers, South St. Paul

Jodie Miller, Executive Director, Town Square Television, Inver Grove Heights

Stephanie Naito, Vice President of Talent Development, Nash Finch, At-Large

Pamela O’Connell, Open Solutions, Inver Grove Heights

Dave Paton, Chair, VP Financial Consultant, RBC Wealth Management, St. Paul

Pastor John Snider, Senior Pastor, St. Stephens Lutheran Church, West St. Paul

Brian Taurinskas, Secretary, Attorney, P. James Taurinskas Law Firm, South St. Paul

Pastor Tom Watson, First Presbyterian Church of South St. Paul, South St. Paul


Partner Churches

Amazing Grace Lutheran
7160 S. Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
651-455-0093  |  aglcigh.org/


Apostolic Assembly of The Faith in Jesus Christ
201 5th Ave. South, South Saint Paul, MN 55075



Augustana Lutheran
1400 S. Robert Trail, West St. Paul, MN 55118
651-457-3373  |  www.augustana.com
Bethel Baptist
2100 Delaware Ave. S., Sunfish Lake, MN 55118

Bethesda Care Center
724 19th Ave. N., South St. Paul, MN 55075

Bethesda Lutheran
2855 E. 47th St., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
651-451-1355  |  www.bethesdalutheranchurch.org

Clark Memorial UCC
779 15th Ave. N., South St. Paul, MN 55075
651-451-7278  |  www.clarkmemorialucc.org

Concordia Lutheran
255 W. Douglas St., South St. Paul, MN 55075
651-451-0309  |  www.concordia-ssp.org

5590 Babcock Trail East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
651-451-0639  |  crossroadschurch.org/

Faith United Methodist
1530 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul, MN 55118
651-457-5686  |  http://faithumcmn.com

First Presbyterian
535 20th Ave. N., South St. Paul, MN 55075
651-451-6223  |  www.fpcssp.org

Good Shepherd Lutheran
7600 Cahill Ave. E., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
651-451-6225  |  goodshepherdigh.com

Grace Christian Reformed
3540 E. 75th St., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
651-451-2717  |  www.gracecrcigh.org

Holy Trinity Catholic & St. Augustine Catholic
749 6th Ave. S., South St. Paul, MN 55075
Holy Trinity, 651-455-1302  |  St. Augustine, 651-451-1212

Inver Grove Good Samaritan Center
1301 50th St E., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
651-451-1853  |  www.good-sam.com

Luther Memorial Church
315 15th Ave. N., South St. Paul, MN 55075
651-451-2400  |  www.luther-memorial.com

Mendota Heights UCC
680 Hwy. 110, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
651-454-1311  |  mendotaheightschurch.org

Mt. Bethel Methodist
3239 E. 70th St., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
651-451-3636  |  whatagreatchurch.org/mtbethelumc  

Riverview Baptist
14 Moreland Ave., West St. Paul, MN 55118
651-457-3831  |  www.riverviewbaptist.net

Salem Lutheran
11 W. Bernard St., West St. Paul, MN 55118
651-457-6661  |  www.salemluth.org 

St. Anne’s Episcopal
2035 Charlton Rd., Sunfish Lake, MN 55118
651-455-9449  |  www.saintannesmn.org

St. George Orthodox
1250 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul, MN 55118
651-457-0854  |  www.saintgeorge-church.org

St. James Lutheran
460 W. Annapolis St., West St. Paul, MN 55118
651-457-9232  |  www.saintjameslutheran.com

St. John Vianney Catholic
789 17th Ave. N., South St. Paul, MN 55075

St. Joseph Catholic
1154 Seminole Ave., West St. Paul, MN 55118
651-457-2781  |  churchofstjoseph.org

St. Michael Catholic
337 E. Hurley St., West St. Paul, MN 55118
651-457-2334  |  www.stmichaelweststpaul.org

St. Patrick Catholic
3535 E. 72nd St., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
651-455-6624  |  www.churchofstpatrick.com

St. Paul’s United Methodist
700 Wesley Ave., Mendota Heights, MN 55118
651-452-5683   |  www.stpaulsmn.org

St. Peter Catholic Church
1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy., Mendota, MN 55150
651-452-4550  |  www.stpetersmendota.org

St. Stephen's Lutheran
1575 Charlton St., West St. Paul, MN
651-457-6541  |  ststephenschurch.home.comcast.net

St. Thomas Becket Catholic
4455 South Robert Trail, Eagan, Minnesota 55123
651-683-9808  |  www.st.thomasbecket.org


Contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!


Neighbors, Inc.

222 Grand Avenue West, South Saint Paul, MN 55075

Phone: 651-455-1508  |  Fax: 651-455-1319



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