Sojourn Stories

Sojorn 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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Our St. Thomas Academy Boys


As is now tradition at Sojourn, we welcomed students, three boys, from St. Thomas Academy to serve at the Day Center. From May 21st to June 1st, the cadets interacted with Sojourners in their everyday activities. The array of games was endless: pool, cards, charades, and bingo all made the list of favorites. There was […]



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Sojourn Spotlight : Lonnie S.


Lonnie S. Meet our new Sojourn driver! If you see a kind, new face with earnest brown eyes picking up your loved one, it’s Lonnie! He joined the Sojourn team in April and is loving the work. Lonnie was born in Arizona and moved with his family to Rosemount, Minnesota, when he was 4 years […]



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