Father Tom Garrison
Rev. Tom brings life experiences as a husband of nearly 40 years, a father of three married sons, a grandfather, and four decades as a communicator. The former communications director for the City of Eagan entered the ministry later in life and is now the fourth generation in his family to be a pastor and preacher. His passion is helping others to discover their ministries, and preaching a today-relevant Gospel that moves us beyond "small hopes and half-hearted witness." Tom enjoys Sudoko puzzles, Gopher sports, and William Kent Krueger novels.
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. She loves 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, (Serving at M&M through Spring 2019)
Faith comes to us from the Diocese of West Virginia, where she served on the Bishop’s staff. Over 38 years of ordained ministry, she has also served parishes in the Dioceses of Chicago, Southern Ohio, and Minnesota. Her ministry passions include, storytelling and preaching, summer camp with the kids, spiritual direction, and supporting folks in their various ministries. Her two youngest sons live in Chicago. Her two grandkids (with oldest son and daughter-in-law) live in Arizona. For fun and relaxation, Faith enjoys camping, going to Wild and Twins games, productions at the Guthrie, and the multicultural music of BorderCrosSing. Faith resides in south Maplewood with her dog, Gregory.
The. Rev. Tom Eklo
Tom is a native Minnesotan, having been born and raised in Minneapolis. The priesthood was a second calling in life, having worked in the banking industry for almost 25 years. He most recently retired as the Rector of St. Nicholas in Richfield. His passions are preaching, finding the sacred in everyday life and encouraging all people in using their gifts for ministry. Tom loves a good book, travel to almost anywhere, hiking/biking and photography. Tom and Stephen have a daughter and enjoy the time they get to spend with their three grandchildren.