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Bringing hope and healing

Rev. Dr. Jim Olson

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Rev. Dr. Jim Olson is the President of the Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation. He is also the Lead Elder of the All Nations Family of Churches, which is comprised of African, Haitian, Himalayan, KaRen, and Oromo congregations. He served as the Lead Pastor of Bethel Christian Fellowship, the founding congregation of the ANFC, for 26 years. BCF is called to be a House of Prayer for All Nations and has participants from over 25 nations. Jim holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Global and Contextual Leadership from Bethel University.



President Emeritus, Reverend Dr. Arthur Rouner has impacted so many lives. As Colonial Church Senior Minister for 32 years, Arthur has married hundreds, dedicated thousands, made countless pastoral visits. 

Dr. Rouner was educated at Harvard College AB, The University of Edinburgh Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary MDIV, and Luther Theological Seminary D. MIN. Prior to founding the Pilgrim Center, he was a parish minister for 40 years. He initially led the First Congregational Church of Williamsburg, Massachusetts; then Eliot Church of Newton, Massachusetts; and for the last 32 years of his ministry, The Colonial Church of Edina, Minnesota. He, with the congregations he served, held to a high commitment to mission, and to care for the poor and needy—locally, in the U.S., and across the world. He has authored more than 20 books, and has received numerous awards and recognition, including two honorary doctoral degrees.

Please visit Arthur Rouner Ministries for more information.


Rev. Dr. Arthur Rouner

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Molly Rouner

Molly Rouner grew up in Connecticut, educated at Barnard College and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). In the years that followed her career was home, family and volunteering primarily in the life of the church. Work experience included teaching primary school, working as support staff in hospital chaplaincy and a SIDS program, development of an international health development program. In the work of reconciliation all her experiences and training were brought to the ministry, with perhaps the greatest asset being “mothering” and the skills of loved listening for which there are no academic degrees. Arthur and Molly have five children and seven grandchildren.

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