Shobi’s Table Seeking Board Members

Date posted: Monday 17 September 2018

Shobi's Table, a new mission start of the Saint Paul Area Synod, is seeking members for its Board of Directors. Following a brief pause in ministry, Shobi's Table is now under the direction of Kari Olsen and is discerning a new way forward. The Board of Directors will be responsible with carrying this ministry into the future under its new model. Read Kari's letter below or find more details in the Board of Directors application (PDF).


A Letter from Kari Olsen

Dear Friends,


Grace and peace be with you! Shobi's Table has begun the search for its Board of Directors. I am hoping that either you or someone you know may be interested in being a part of this ministry.


What is Shobi's Table, you ask? It is a Mission Development through the Saint Paul Area Synod. It began several years ago through the Wellness Center at First Lutheran on the East Side of St. Paul, as a congregational home for folks who attended the Center. Shobi's Table was gifted a food truck from which it served weekly lunch and communion on Payne Ave. Last year, it was determined that the ministry should be put on pause so as to discern a new way forward. It is now ready to explore how to begin again - this time with a pay-as-you-can cafe model. God has been alive and working through Shobi's Table, and is about to do a new thing!


We are looking for council members to represent nine gift areas (Finances, Legal Council, Cooking Arts, Medicine/Nutrition, Communications, Faith Formation, Social Work, Neighborhood Connections, Business/NPO). One person can fill more than one role. Please read this application for full descriptions and instructions on how to apply. If you know someone who would be gifted in one of these roles, please forward this on to them.


Application letters are due by September 30, 2018.


In Peace and Gratitude,


Kari Olsen
Mission Developer