CANCELED: Retired Pastors and Missionaries Picnic

CANCELED: Retired Pastors and Missionaries Picnic
Date Saturday, July 23, 2016
Noon - 2 p.m.
SponsorsThe Retired Pastors and Missionaries Picnic is sponsored by the Office of Church Relations.

Event Description

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Alvera Mickelson, former board member and founder of Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE), passed away at the age of 97, leaving behind a legacy of advocacy for gender equality.

The daughter of Swedish immigrant farmers, Alvera was the first person in her family to earn a college degree and later a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Alvera taught journalism at Wheaton College and Bethel University and began publishing her work as early as the 1980s.

Alvera Mickelson's memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. at Grace Point Church, 2351 Rice Creek Rd, New Brighton, MN 55112, with a visitation at 10 a.m.


Contact the Office of Church Relations at 651.638.6301 or


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