Our story

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

What we do

We offer free temporary housing to Mayo Clinic patients in a safe and clean environment providing comfort to those in need.

Why We're unique

We’re located blocks away from the Mayo Clinic, recognized as the best hospital in the nation year after year with more No. 1-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 units are in very high demand and booked out months in advance.

International Outreach

We’ve welcomed guests from all over the United States and worldwide including Venezuela, Albania, Bulgaria, Russia, Greece, Ukraine, Cyprus, and more!

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

Mission

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

vision

To be a national and international charity that offers housing, healing, and comfort to those in need.

MEET THE Team

Christopher Brenna, M.Div., M.Th., Ph.d

Christopher Brenna, M.Div., M.Th., Ph.d

Executive Director

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Katherine calli kelly

<br /> Katherine calli kelly

Volunteer Coordinator

Michael Carr, M.DIV

Michael Carr, M.DIV

Operations Manager

ALEXANDRA KROLL, R.N., I.B.C.L.C.

ALEXANDRA KROLL, R.N., I.B.C.L.C.

Volunteer Coordinator

John Mangouras

John Mangouras

Development

Jesse Andrist, M.s.

Jesse Andrist, M.s.

Maintenance

Stacey Stathulis

Stacey Stathulis

Director of Development and Communcation

MEET THE Board

CHRISTOPHER BRENNA, M.DIV, M.TH., PH.D

CHRISTOPHER BRENNA, M.DIV, M.TH., PH.D

Board Chair

Justin Kreuter, M.D.

Justin Kreuter, M.D.

Board Member

Matthew Johnson, Esq.

Matthew Johnson, Esq.

Board Secretary

Andy Thilges

Andy Thilges

Board Member

NICK Hubbard, M.Div.

NICK Hubbard, M.Div.

Board Member

Ari Kolas, M.b.a.

Ari Kolas, M.b.a.

Board Member

Mike keuhn, esq.

Mike keuhn, esq.

Board Member