Sojourn Stories

Sojourn Spotlight: Olivia


Olivia has served as Program Coordinator at Sojourn for 6 ½ years. The time has really flown! She has an infectious smile that brings sunlight into every room at the Day Center. Program Coordinators work together to plan activities for Sojourners, but they also have their specialties and favorites. Olivia runs the Sojourn Yahtzee club, […]



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Sojourn Spotlight: Melissa M.


We are thrilled to welcome Melissa to the Sojourn team as our Human Resources & Administration Associate! She arrived in September, and she’s been busy learning the ropes ever since. Sojourn has nearly 60 employees, and she works with all of them! After receiving her bachelor’s in Administrative Management and Information Technology, Melissa worked in […]



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Sojourn Spotlight: Jessica Barnheiser


Originally from Wisconsin, Minnetonka resident Jessica Barnheiser has worked at Sojourn for 7 years. 15 years ago, she worked there for 6 months after hearing about Sojourn through her aunt, who worked at Presbyterian homes. When she became pregnant, she decided to stay home full-time to raise her family. When her boys were older, she […]



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Sojourn Spotlight: Fair Artists


This month, Sojourners submitted their finest art pieces to the Carver County Fair. They did so well that the walls at Sojourn are covered with art and award ribbons! Here are some of the talented artists with their work.   Marilyn showed off her beautiful bag, which was sewn from many different squares of fabric […]



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Sojourn Spotlight: Robyn Tamme


Robyn appears to be a classic Minnesotan. She loves to fish, revels in fresh snow, and fully embraces a genuine “Minnesota Nice” mentality. However, Robyn moved to Minnesota from Florida just three short years ago! In April 2015, Robyn was looking for something different. She’d lived in Florida her whole life, waiting tables for 10 […]



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