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Who are we...and our purpose!

The purpose of this Web site is to let you know about us and how we can help your parish become an evangelizing parish. We've provided a number of resources here to help you learn about us!


Mary Hagar is the director of several religious education programs and teaches in adult outreach & catechetical programs in three Catholic parishes. She is a long-time Charismatic Renewal leader, a member of the national Alpha USA Catholic Team and consults with Alpha International. She is a frequent presenter at various national evangelization schools; with Deacon Mike, they attended Renewal Ministries Schools and they together founded CORE Ministries in 2004.

Deacon Mike Thoennes, ordained in 2001, serves in Confirmation & adult education programs in many dioceses in MN. He serves as the liaison for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Board in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and. In October, 2012, he was appointed to be the liasion for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for the Diocese of New ULm. He has presented talks at various conferences and is a co-presenter with Mary Hagar at Renewal Ministries’ Schools of Evangelization. He serves on the national Alpha USA Catholic Team.

May, 2015

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Deacon Mike's Email:
  CORE Ministries
10875 Greer Circle SW
Howard Lake, MN 55349
Deacon Mike's Phone: (952) 465-8293 (cell)
(320) 485-4344 (office)
(320) 485-3849 (home)
Mary Hagar's Email:
Mary Hagar's Phone: (763) 658-4319 ext. 31 (office)
(320) 761-5882 (cell)