Father Tom Garrison
Rev. Tom brings other ongoing life experiences as a husband of nearly 36 years, a father of three sons, a grandfather of one grandson, the communications director for Eagan, and now a fourth generation pastor and preacher. His passion is helping others to discover their ministries, find a today-relevant Gospel that moves us beyond "small hopes and half-hearted witness," and find joy in doing. Rev. Tom and his wife, Mary, have been members of Saints Martha and Mary since 1991.
The Rev. Jennifer Walding
Rev. Jennifer's passion for ministry is in preaching and breaking open the word, liturgy and music that praises God and renews and sends our members to do God's work, mentoring teens on their faith journey and walking with our members as they discover and carry out their ministries. I love a good joke or any other reason to have to have a good, long laugh with friends and family. Rev. Jennifer has been a member since 1991 raising her son at Ss Martha and Mary. In addition to her one son, she has two adorable granddaughters.
The Rev. Faith Crook Perrizo, Ministry Developer (Serving at M&M through December 31)
Faith comes to us from the Diocese of West Virginia, where she served on the Bishop’s staff as Canon for Ministry Development and Transitions. In her 38 years of ordained ministry, she has also served parishes in the Dioceses of Chicago and Southern Ohio, as well as five years on the Bishop’s staff in Chicago. Her ministry passions include working to support lay and ordained persons in their various ministries, storytelling and preaching, summer camp with the kids, and spiritual direction. Her two youngest sons live in Chicago, and her two grandkids (with oldest son and daughter-in-law) live in Arizona. Faith resides in south Maplewood with her dog, Gregory.
The Rev. Connie Sowah (Currently on leave until December 31)
By answering the Lord's call to ministry, Rev. Connie will fulfill her lifelong dream to help others to know the Lord. Rev. Connie prays that the Lord will guide me to fulfill His call and be an example of what life can be like in Christ. Connie has been a member since 1988, raising her son at Saints Martha and Mary.