Who We Are

"The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.”  – Book of Common Prayer


The people of St. George’s strive to fulfill the universal mission of our Church by supporting one another on our faith journeys and through personal transformation, engaging individuals and communities in the message of reconciliation and hope.


At St. George’s, you’ll find a cross section of America, striving to live in harmony with God and with each other. We vary by race, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, and political perspective. We strive to defy polarization and tribalism. We’re committed to actively engaging with each other and with Christ’s teachings, living together in love, reaching into our faith and scripture to respectfully and joyfully travel together in God’s kingdom.


As Episcopalians, we're a little "old fashioned," retaining the ancient traditions and worship services of the first Christians. At the same time, Episcopalians approach God with humility. We do not pretend to know all the answers. We engage with each other, with scripture and in prayer, and with modern knowledge to try our best to understand God's nature and will for us, and how we might respond to God's call to mission with and in our community. 


Our History and Neighborhood

St. George’s began its journey right after World War II, with a petition to the Bishop from about 50 households in the “Village” of St. Louis Park. On December 6, 1945, the congregation began meeting and praying in individual homes and a local Legion Hall.

By the end of 1946, they’d hired their first pastor and settled on a spot for their new church home.

 

Like most metropolitan churches today, St. George’s has members that come many miles to participate in worship and church activities. We’re blessed, though, that so many of our members reside in or very near our home city of St. Louis Park. This includes several of our newest members.


Our Leadership Team

Rev. Thomas Gehlsen, Rector

Deacon Diane McGowan

John Hoffacker, Music Director

Heather Whitesell, Children & Youth

Heather Grieger, Administrator