Connections Ministry began as a coalition of downtown churches in Mankato Minnesota, coming together to best serve those in the community seeking assistance and resources. Out of the intentional relationships built through our Community Connectors, it was determined that one of the best ways
we could make a difference was to open a rotating shelter. Partnering with 8 local congregations, Connections launched the shelter October 31, 2017. Over the course of the season we hosted over 125 individuals and families. Led by Rev. Collette Broady Grund and Rev. Erica Koser, Connections Ministry now seeks to open a day shelter and secure a permanent shelter location in Mankato.