From the Editor:
Anyone who lives here knows faith is at the center of the St. Michael-Albertville community.
From the Catholic Church that was the heart of the original German settlement, to the two churches currently under construction in Towne Center, STMA doesn’t hide that fact. It celebrates it.
KARE 11 featured another fabulous feature – The Breakfast Club, hosted by Jake and Christy Vanada.
My first experience with Jake was when he brought a couple of his Snow Cross and Super Cross Friends to STMA Middle School West. That was quite a few years ago.
Five years ago, Jake and his wife, Christy, started hosting small meetings at their house each morning for many of those same middle school students – with a message of faith.
The Vanadas have been involved in everything from Fellowship of Christian Athletes to other ministry (Jake for more than 20 years) – and now the couple serves as Chaplains of the National SuperCross circuit.
But they still make monkey bread for students from STMA (and some neighboring schools) and host “the Club” here at home.
Twin Cities NBC affiliate KARE 11 and lead anchor Julie Nelson caught wind of the story last month. Check out the full feature here:
Congrats to the Vandas and entire Albertville neighborhood they call home for this remarkable act of service.
It’s good to call STMA home.
– Mike Schoemer