Identity & Interest Groups

Identity & Interest Groups

Lasting Connections With a Shared Purpose

The following are ongoing groups based on age and stage, identity and interest. Frequency and content (social, learning, support and service) vary based on the needs of the group.


Young Adults/Young Professionals

If you are in the age range of 22 into the 30’s, we have a group for you. Contact Abby Tillotson for information at


Parent Fellowship

An opportunity for parents to connect. Contact Mary Lusk for more information.


Men's Ministry

Join us on the second Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 p.m. at Brit's Pub in Minneapolis for prayer, social time and refreshments.


SAAGES (pre-retired, semi-retired & retired)

A group for those around retirement age is SAAGES: Spiritually Active Adults – Growing, Exploring, and Serving. SAAGES gathers ever month or so, typically on Thursday mornings. Examples of our 2023-24 offerings include a field trip to Minnesota’s First Cathedral in Faribault, a presentation focusing on scams and frauds aimed at older adults, presentations and discussions of both fiction and non-fiction books, Guthrie plays, and more. Come join us! Contact Christine Slater with any questions


Climate Justice Task Force

The Climate Justice Task Force meets periodically and is committed to supporting and resourcing the Cathedral community to become active and dynamic advocates for creation. Contact David Vaughan to join.


Knitting Group

Saint Mark’s has had a group of dedicated knitters for many years. We have provided over 500 prayer shawls for parishioners and continue to gather twice a month for fellowship, prayer and, of course, knitting. We welcome new knitters, no matter what your skill level is. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 to 12:00 in the library. Please join us! Contact with any questions.


Encouragement for Caregivers

The Saint Mark's Encouragement for Caregivers group provides the opportunity for those who are caring for a loved one to connect with others who are on a similar journey. It is a chance to share your story with others who understand and to learn of resources that may be helpful to you as a caregiver. We also share the spiritual resources that are part of our Christian faith: prayer, the Scriptures, community. The group meets virtually two Mondays a month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Contact John Satterberg with any questions.



LGBTQ+ Ministry

An opportunity for LGBTQ+ individuals to connect. Contact Facilitators MJ Johnson, Riley Davis, and The Rev. Sarah Hoch at for details.

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Racial Equity & Justice

This coordinating team meets monthly, with subgroups focused on particular areas of education, advocacy and service. Contact Facilitator Mary Ramsbottom at for details.



Sunday Night Supper

A historic ministry providing meals in partnership with other downtown congregations. On the second Sunday of every month, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Contact Drisana and Ian Iverson at with questions.


For questions about these and other small groups at Saint Mark's, contact Mary Lusk.