About Us

Philoxenia Charities began in 2004 as a ministry of Holy Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church with the purchase of a home. Additional homes were later added, and the ministry has become its own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

What We Do

  • We offer free housing to patients of the Mayo Clinic and other area hospitals in Rochester, MN, providing patients a safe and clean environment.

Why We're Unique

  • Located just blocks from the Mayo Clinic, which is recognized as the best hospital in the nation year after year with more top-ranked specialties than any other hospital.

Meeting a Need

  • Every year, over 1.3M patients visit the Mayo Clinic and receive expert care. In support of these patients, our homes are in high demand and booked out months in advance.

International Outreach

  • Philoxenia House has welcomed guests from all over the United States and worldwide including Venezuela, Albania, Bulgaria, Russia, Greece, Ukraine, Cyprus, and more.

Mission

  • To offer free temporary housing to individuals and families seeking medical treatment in Rochester, MN.

Vision

  • To serve as a charitable organization that offers housing, healing, and comfort to those in need.

Principles

  • "I was a stranger, and you took me in" Mt. 25:35
  • "Freely you have received, freely give" Mt. 10:8
  • "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" Mk. 12:31

Values

  • Refuge
  • Comfort
  • Healing
  • Compassion

Meet the Team

Christopher Brenna

Christopher Brenna, PhD
Executive Director

Stacey Stathulis

Stacey Stathulis
Director of Development and Communication

John Mangouras

John Mangouras
Development

Michael Carr

Michael Carr
Operations Manager

Alexandra Kroll

Alexandra Kroll
Volunteer Coordinator

Calli Kelly

Calli Kelly
Volunteer Coordinator

Jesse Andrist

Jesse Andrist
Maintenance

Meet the Board

Christopher Brenna

Christopher Brenna, PhD
Board Chair

Justin Kreuter

Justin Kreuter, MD
Treasurer

Fr. Nicholas Hubbard

Fr. Nicholas Hubbard
Secretary

Andy Thilges

Andy Thilges

Michael Kuehn

A. Michael Kuehn

Ari Kolas

Ari Kolas

Abraham Labrada-Santiago

Fr. Abraham Labrada-Santiago