Care Ministry

Mount Olivet Care Ministry seeks to provide opportunities and assistance for all members and their families, bringing the physical, spiritual and emotional healing of Christ to persons in need.  Whether you are interested in sharing Christ's love by becoming a volunteer or seeking help through a care ministry, Mount Olivet Church welcomes the opportunity to assist you in any way we can. 

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Community Outreach Ministries
Providing support within our local and global community to share in God's work with our hands; helping those in need.

Parish Nurse
The primary role of a parish nurse is to be an advocate in matters of health and wellness for the members of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church.  Our parish nurse, Sandy Connell,  is available for home visits, hospital visits or visits at a care facility. Contact Andrea Brown at 612-767-2209.

Prayer Ministry
Are you in need of prayer support?  Specific requests, whether personal or for the work of the church are welcome anytime.  If you or someone you know is in need of prayer support, please call our prayer line at 612-920-2770, or click here to send a confidential prayer request.

Caregivers - A ministry of friendship
Caregivers are specially trained volunteers who provide unconditional support and friendship to members who are hospitalized, bereaved, homebound, lonely, mentally ill, or otherwise in crisis.  Please contact Julie Goodman at 612-767-2208 or for more information or to request a caregiver.

Homebound Ministry 
Members who are unable to come to church on a regular basis can receive communion, occasional caregiver visits or attend special events designed for homebound members at the church.  Please contact Ann LaBree at 612-767-2288 or for more information regarding homebound support for a parishioner.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Members of this ministry knit prayer shawls to be shared with Mount Olivet members and friends who are in need of support and prayers from their church.  The gift of a prayer shawl is a lovely reminder of the care and compassion given by members of this ministry.  Please contact Andrea Brown at 612-767-2209 for more information or to join the Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Pastor On-Call
Mount Olivet has a dedicated pastor on-call to serve members in times of need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Members should contact the main phone number of 612.926.7651 for information on how to reach the pastor on-call in case of emergency.  **HOSPITALIZATIONS - To report a hospitalization and/or request a visit, please call 612-926-7651 and ask for pastoral care.  Due to HIPAA laws, hospitals are no longer able to notify the church.

Mental Health Task Force
A cross-functional team comprised of health professionals and lay people to encourage and provide education that raises awareness and reduces the stigma associated with mental health issues.  For more information or to become a member of the task force, please contact Andrea Brown at 612-767-2209 or

Link Callers
This ministry is designed to provide a telephone link between a Mount Olivet volunteer and a parishioner who may be lonely, elderly, homebound, infirmed, mentally ill, or, for some other reason, may benefit from regular telephone contact with a volunteer.  For more information or to become a member of the Link Caller ministry, please contact Julie Goodman at 612-767-2208 or

 Counseling Services 
A variety of counseling services are available for members and non-members at various locations throughout the Twin Cities in addition to services offered at the Mount Olivet Counseling Center.  For more information on the MOCC, please contact Anne Lied at 612-927-7335.

Department of Pastoral Care
Pastor Kurt Kalland, Pastoral Advisor
Andrea Brown, Director,
Ann LaBree,
Julie Goodman,
Jonna Bundul,
andy Connell, PT, Parish Nurse