About Us

Welcome to Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities

Abortion is a traumatic loss. We grieve the loss of life but also of other God-given gifts:

  • Loss of connection with others
  • Loss of relationship with God
  • Loss of joy, peace, & hope for the future

The Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities team walks with people in their journey to find restoration with God, others, and themselves. Those affected by abortion are led to experience the hope, forgiveness, and freedom that Christ offers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to shine the hope and mercy of Christ into the dark night of human pain experienced by parents and families who have lost children to abortion.

About Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities

Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities is an approved nonprofit site of the international Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries.

Rachel’s Vineyard retreats give people a safe and sacred place to open up to our Lord and to receive post-abortion healing without fear. Participants are able to grieve, work on any anger, forgive themselves and others, reconcile with God, and reconcile with their children.

Thousands of women and men have attended retreats around the world since 1995. Many of these people receive great freedom and comfort through the power of God’s healing word during the retreats.

Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities offers the Catholic version of Rachel’s Vineyard retreats and women and men of all faiths are welcome to attend. We have had participants from many faiths (or no formal faith) attend and receive healing and hope.

People join us from all around the upper midwest and even travel long distances to participate in our retreats in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. We offer several retreats each year. See upcoming retreat dates.

Rachel's Vineyard Twin Cities - About Us
Rachel's Vineyard Twin Cities - About Us

The Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities Team

Our weekend retreat team consists of 1-2 priests, a licensed professional counselor, a site leader, and 3-4 team members. Our priests and counselors are very gentle and compassionate with a lot of experience in healing ministries.

Many of our team members have had an abortion experience and all attended a retreat for their own healing before joining the team. Team members come from a variety of backgrounds, ages, and experiences. Some are teachers, lawyers, corporate employees, nurses, administrative assistants, or business owners. Some are married, some single, some have children and grandchildren, and others have pets. Meet our team members.

Our Board of Directors supports the work of Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities and provides mission-based leadership and strategic oversight. Meet our board members.

Over Two Decades of Service

Since our first retreat in November of 1999, we have offered 61 retreats in the Twin Cities area, served 620 women and men, and have remembered over 1,085 babies at our memorial services. We are passionate about Rachel’s Vineyard and know from personal experience that this healing process works. We love serving the women and men who come to us for healing. Learn more about our history.