Meet Phil Boelter, St. John's Episcopal Church Transition Priest

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July 2017 - I feel blessed to walk with the people of  St. John's and the larger Mankato community as transition priest, part-time. 

I have served through the years as clergyperson in ELCA or Episcopal faith communities in Minnesota, Michigan, and Texas, while also pursuing careers in banking and as a fiscal and operations consultant for nonprofit organizations and faith communities.

I live in Richfield, Minnesota with my two dogs Teddy (Yorkie) and Franklin (Goldendoodle), the Roosevelts. I also have two sons, Eric (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) and Matthew (Spokane, Washington).

In addition to providing a lavish lifestyle for two dogs, I also enjoy running, weight training, movies and theater, and photography.

My core values include Christ-like compassion for all, wholeness in body/mind/spirit, and the priesthood of all people.

My favorite quote:  

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”    

      -Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

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Grace to you and Peace!

Summer Schedule:

9:30 a.m.: Holy Eucharist

NOTEWORTHY - we made KEYCThrowback Thursday show on July 6.

Check out the story HERE


Throughout our lives, we seek some kind of meaning. We try to instill purpose in what we do which helps us to transcend the ordinary and seek the extraordinary. In our journey, we seek the companionship of others who share the same values, dreams, and hopes that make for a better community and world.

The people of St. John's Parish are not all alike. We recognize and value the unique quality of each other as beloved children of a gracious God who desires that we share the Good News of Christ's love. In our prayer, work and spiritual growth we experience the profound mystery of faith which draws us closer to the One who makes all things new.

We invite you to join us as we travel this path together. Your presence blesses and enriches our lives. Together we can bring meaning to a broken and hurt world.

For questions and other matters, our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Our phone number is 507.388.1969.

News and announcements are published in the Weekly Evangelist; read the most recent issue

We especially invite you to join us for worship on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. (summer schedule one service, 9:30 a.m.)

You are always welcome here!