Ministry Team and Board of Directors

Ministry Team

Allysa Kimber, Hospitality Assistant

Allysa joined the staff in September in a work study position through the College of St. Benedict.  She shares a warm smile and generous spirit in extending Benedictine hospitality to all who enter here.

Patricia Benson, Manager/Co-Steward 

In December of 2016, Ms. Benson was hired by the Executive Committee and is currently in formation with the Episcopal Church in Minnesota (ECMN) for the diaconate. Pat combines a variety of experiences with a spirit of generosity and multiple accomplishments and profeciencies in servant leadership. Her talents and skillful means are welcome addition to the EHoP mission and ministry.

Rev. Dr. Matthew Cobb, Executive Director/Co-Steward

In October of 2016, Father Cobb was called to be our 3rd Director after Rev. David Keller and Rev. Ward Bauman. ON February 1, 2017, Matt started this new ministry with us after a long pastorate (16 years) in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. He holds a doctorate (DMin, SFTS – 2008) conferring from the Graduate Theological Union at the University of California, Berkeley; a masters (MDiv – 1996) from Seminary of the Southwest at Austin, TX; and a masters (MA – 2001) in Ignatian Pedagogy & Spirituality from Creighton University at Omaha, NE. His bachelors (BA – 1993) in Phiolosophy and Social Theory is from Rockhurst University at Kansas City, MO.


Board of Directors
*Indicates Executive Committee Member

*The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior (Chair)
Bishop, Episcopal Church of Minnesota

*Rev. Joan Delamater (1st Vice Chair)

*Mary Darnall (2nd Vice Chair)

*Michael Lilja (Treasurer)

Patricia Blakely

Sherie Bosak

Nelson Coffey 

Marilyn Habermas-Scher

Paul Jasmer, OSB

Alexis Kent

Rev. Craig Lemming

Dianne Pizey

Leah Briggs Welch

Kathy Wiant



Updated 11/25/2016